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Not that I have been working on this issue, But I would think that updating the NIC Driver before enabling it or possibly doing this in Safe Mode might be a remedy.

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jmwills - Thank you for the idea.  I will try just installing the driver first and then enabling the NIC.  Don't know why I didn't even try this - just used to installing the driver when the hardware is detected!  If that doesn't work I'll try the safe mode approach.

If I get to this tonight I will post back my results.

 

Thanks again!

 

Jeff

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I also tried that (install R2 with NIC Disabled and then update the firmware and install the driver). Both installations failed because the OS is not supported by the installer (a message like that).

 

I finally bought an external network card.

 

Let met know if you get success in your installation.

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jmwills : My mistake, I meant say third party network card, not external ^^. 

 

I bought this one which is directly recognized by Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 without requiring any drivers : http://www.amazon.fr/TP-Link-TG-3468-Adaptateur-Gigabit-Express/dp/B001OQSZQ0 (about 12$ on amazon.com).

 

I was not clear in my last message, I didn't try to update the firmware and install the driver in safe mode. Only in classic mode (OS not supported). I'm interested to know if it works in safe mode.

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jmwills : My mistake, I meant say third party network card, not external ^^. 

 

I bought this one which is directly recognized by Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 without requiring any drivers : http://www.amazon.fr/TP-Link-TG-3468-Adaptateur-Gigabit-Express/dp/B001OQSZQ0 (about 12$ on amazon.com).

 

I was not clear in my last message, I didn't try to update the firmware and install the driver in safe mode. Only in classic mode (OS not supported). I'm interested to know if it works in safe mode.

hi

 

Why not update the firmware and the driver in normal mode , then upgrade the system to R2 in windows server 2012?

 

but, if upgrade to R2,the NC107i will not work, so far until now.

 

I installed a wireless usb adapter instead.

 

Hope HP will solve the problem.

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On WS2012 Essentials (not R2 !), as I said, the firmware updater told me that it was up to date and the driver installer told that there was no hardware compatible installed.

 

I didn't try a migration to R2 but the firmware is independent from the OS so I don't think it will solve anything (but may be I am wrong).

 

My installation works with card so I will not try anything else. And I think the new NIC is more efficient that the embedded one. I didn't try yet but I had bad performance on WS2012E with the embedded NIC. 40mbps where my desktop PC is up to 180 ^^.

 

EDIT : a friend of mine get success in installing WS2012E R2 with the embedded NIC on N54L. He installed the OS with NIC disabled. At reboot, he enabled the NIC and boot in safe mode. He updated the driver manually (extract the archive and update from the devices panel). May be it works on N40L too but I won't try ^^.

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I was able to successfully install using the technique mentioned by Anji.  The problem is that when the cable is plugged into the NIC no network connection is detected.  I know the cable is not bad as I'm using it successfully on a different device.  I then tried to install the firmware but it said that everything was up to date which I find strange.  Anyway below is a summary of what I have done to get to this point.

 

1.  Disable NIC in the BIOS

2.  Install 2012 Essentials R2

3.  Enable NIC in the BIOS

4.  Boot into safe mode (I believe I did the first option and not the Safe Mode with networking)

5.  Reboot - R2 successfully boots up and the NIC is installed and detected in device manager.

6.  Tried installing firmware but I received a message that it was up to date.

7.  No network connection is detected.

 

At this point I'll probably pull out a NIC I have in my N40L and install it in the N54L and see if I can move on past this so I can get the machine up and running.

 

Thanks for all the help!  Let me know if anyone has any questions.
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Yes sir.  I updated it in Safe Mode in Device Manager and browsed to a flash drive that had the driver on it.  It installed correctly and even changed the name of the Device (I don't recall exactly what it was but it went from a Broadcomm device to and HP device).

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