NIC drivers for WHS 2011

NIC drivers for WHS 2011

Post#1 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:58 pm

I'm trying to throw WHS 2011 onto my machine but the installation won't finish without throwing an error for nic drivers. I have already googled but I'm not seeing any links that have the standalone drivers that I can use. The motherboard I believe is an intel with the on board realtek nic. Would anyone happen to have drivers I can throw onto this machine?
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Post#2 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:23 pm

Can you disable the NIC in the BIOS, install the OS then possibly copy the NIC driver from the board Mfg. website on a flash drive, transfer that to the new installation, install it, reboot, then re-enable the NIC in BIOS?
Possible workaround? Any Idea what Intel Board Model it is? Is the NIC built into the board or a removable PCI / PCIe card?
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Post#3 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:43 pm

I might be able to do that but it would take a long time to get into my machine's bios because for whatever reason pressing f2 or any other button at startup doesn't get into the bios settings. I have to cause an error or an OS crash or just disconnect my HDD to get the system into bios. This has been a thing with this machine for a while now, and I don't know why. The NIC is on board
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Post#4 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:11 pm

If I'm not mistaken, some of these driver install packages should include raw drivers somewhere in their downloads. How do I know which file is the driver itself? What would the file extension be?
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Post#5 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:19 pm

That's what I did and it worked.
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