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Phill Churchill reported that Microsoft have released Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.  http://www.mswhs.com/2013/09/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-released-on-technet-and-msdn/

 

Sure hope it installs easier on the MicroServer than the Previews!

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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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Phill Churchill reported that Microsoft have released Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.  http://www.mswhs.com/2013/09/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-released-on-technet-and-msdn/

 

Sure hope it installs easier on the MicroServer than the Previews!

I'll give the a try Tuesday.

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Yeah, RTM is still busted with the onboard card.

 

Using the ones here got it to the login screen once, but then it hard locks:

 

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_server.php

 

Blargh, I can't figure out how to edit my post, but I got my system to actually BOOT with the drivers here, but it's not functional (the NIC never actually detects a link properly):

 

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdHome/?sp4ts.oid=3811481&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3DswEnvOID%253D4139%257CswLang%253D%257Caction%253DlistDriver&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

These actually appear to be newer than the ones Broadcom has posted.

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For what it's worth, I think I'm having the same issue trying to install WS2012R2E on my N40L with the built-in NIC (it's headless, and I don't have a screen to connect, so it's hard to be certain). A little googling turned up this http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx%2F4AA4-7658ENW.pdf, which has the following in the "known issues and workarounds" section:

 

Installation of the 
Windows Server 2012R2 OS fails on 
the Microserver G7.
 
After installation of the 
Windows Server 2012R2, the 
Microserver halts when displaying the 
message “Devices getting ready 84%”
and becomes unresponsive.
 
We are working with Microsoft to resolve 
the issue at release

 

So while that's not good in terms of confirming the issue, it does at least indicate that HP (and Microsoft) know about the problem, and intend to fix it.

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So while that's not good in terms of confirming the issue, it does at least indicate that HP (and Microsoft) know about the problem, and intend to fix it.

 

Here's hoping.

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Anyone try the 9/10/2013 updated Driver & Firmware for the NC107i Broadcom??  http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3811481&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=3811480&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4139

 

I'm thinking of giving it a try tonight.

 

Yeah, I tried it yesterday, I was able to get Windows to boot but the NIC doesn't actually work (mine couldn't detect link at all).

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Yeah, I tried it yesterday, I was able to get Windows to boot but the NIC doesn't actually work (mine couldn't detect link at all).

 

"I can't get my server to boot with the dang onboard NIC."

 

"Here, install this."

 

"Thanks, it boots now. What did that fix do."

 

"Disabled the onboard NIC...."

 

:)

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