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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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Maybe this could help to use the built-in HP NC107i Integrated PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter with Windows Server 2012 R2: 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=3811481&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3Didx%253D%257CswItem%253DMTX_0ba14f14ca97474793fa60f269%257CswEnvOID%253D4139%257CitemLocale%253D%257CswLang%253D%257Cmode%253D%257Caction%253DdriverDocument&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

An maybe that the firmware update could help too: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=3811481&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3Didx%253D%257CswItem%253DMTX_057491510fc74d509ad1b4f1b9%257CswEnvOID%253D4139%257CitemLocale%253D%257CswLang%253D%257Cmode%253D%257Caction%253DdriverDocument&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

HP released both of the above on 10. of September.

Thanks a lot!

 

several days ago , just after the windows 2012 r2 std rtm released,

 

i downloaded the iso and get ready to upgrate the 2012 to 2012R2 std.

 

This progress always stop at "get ready device 84%",

 

according to this post,

 

Win2012R2 does not recognize the NC107i which is no problem with Win2012(without R2)

 

After I upgrate the NC107i firmware and the new drivers,

 

it succeeded to upgrate to R2 std !!!

 

But logging to the desktop ,  the Local Area Connection does not work ,

 

it always shows "Cable was uprooted", 

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Hi guys been a while. Just bought a new Microserver: PROLIANT MICROSERVER TURION, 2.22GB 250GB NHPL SATA LFF IN, Manu. Part#: 704941−421, and needless to say went to install Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and I've hit the same problem as everyone else - had to disable the onboard NIC to get it loaded.

 

Not a good situation when this is going to replace an old home built machine (backing up the family PCs) which is failing.

 

So it looks like I need to buy a third party NIC that will work. I've read that the Startech ST1000SPEXD2 will work but looks to be very expensive and in short supply. So the question is - can anyone recommend a NIC that will work, that is install in the machine, work with Essentials, and does not cost the earth?

 

Fingers crossed in advance.

 

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Hi guys been a while. Just bought a new Microserver: PROLIANT MICROSERVER TURION, 2.22GB 250GB NHPL SATA LFF IN, Manu. Part#: 704941−421, and needless to say went to install Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and I've hit the same problem as everyone else - had to disable the onboard NIC to get it loaded.

 

Not a good situation when this is going to replace an old home built machine (backing up the family PCs) which is failing.

 

So it looks like I need to buy a third party NIC that will work. I've read that the Startech ST1000SPEXD2 will work but looks to be very expensive and in short supply. So the question is - can anyone recommend a NIC that will work, that is install in the machine, work with Essentials, and does not cost the earth?

 

Fingers crossed in advance.

Someone choose this

 

 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Gigabit-Network-Adapter-EXPI9301CTBLK/dp/B001CY0P7G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1380178905&sr=8-3&keywords=intel+pro+1000

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I chose this one : http://www.amazon.fr/TP-Link-TG-3468-Adaptateur-Gigabit-Express/dp/B001OQSZQ0 which is directly recognized by WSE2012R2 (no need to update or install anything, but I install the latest driver anyway ^^).

 

Did you try this : http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6158-windows-server-2012-essentials-r2-install-fix-for-hp-microserver-and-integrated-network-card/ ?

 

Apparently, it works for N54L but not for N40L.

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Cheers guys, so those cards (using the UK site) are:

 

 

Now it may be me but looking at both cards the photographs make them look like they are full height cards, will they definitely fit the Microservers half height slots? (Yes being paranoid here).

 

I've not tried that work around, but I'll give it a go later on - nothing to lose after all.

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