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Remove your 3rd party nic card. Disable boot using nic in the BIOS. You should be able to finish the install. Once that's all setup, install the nic card and boot into SAFE mode. See if you can install the nic drivers.

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OK, here's a slimmed version of the $WinPEDriver$ folder I used to install S2012E onto my N54L with no problems.  It also includes the drivers for WHS2011 on the EX490 series. I slimmed it down to ab

No problem.  I've gleaned much more info from these forums than I can contribute, so I give what I can. Incidentally, for those of you interested in injecting drivers/updates into the .wim files them

I haven't downloaded WS2012r2E yet to test, but I did pull the HWID list from my N54L in preparation. PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_165B&SUBSYS_705D103C&REV_10\28924AFFFE32065400: HP NC107i PCIe Gigab

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Hey I just thought of a new tag line for the BYOB.  Build your own box, It installs... :D   What do you think...

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Hey I just thought of a new tag line for the BYOB.  Build your own box, It installs... :D   What do you think...

 

It installs big grins? LOL, OK.

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Ok, got it to work.  Pulled the intel nic out and it installed R2 with no problem.  Put the nic back in and it booted up and detected the card with no problem.  It has been a long time since I have had to pull cards out just to get the operating system to install. Kind of sad considering it is a standard intel nic.  I remember back in the day installing a fresh load of windows and pulling my creative sound cards and installing them after the operating system was loaded.  Been so long I didn't even think to do this.

 

thanks for the help.

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I suspect strongly that this will be addressed before it's RTM.

^^^^What he said...it's still Beta......

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Ok, got it to work.  Pulled the intel nic out and it installed R2 with no problem.  Put the nic back in and it booted up and detected the card with no problem.  It has been a long time since I have had to pull cards out just to get the operating system to install. Kind of sad considering it is a standard intel nic.  I remember back in the day installing a fresh load of windows and pulling my creative sound cards and installing them after the operating system was loaded.  Been so long I didn't even think to do this.

 

thanks for the help.

Glad to hear it. Congrats.

 

Would you mind testing to see if you can get the builtin nic to work ?

Can you enable it in the BIOS and see if the server completes to boot.

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I agree, just like to give Microsoft a hard time. :)

 

Cool. As long as you're an equal opportunity hard time giver :D

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