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Operating System Compatibility

This table lists the tested operating systems for the Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR Family and Intel® Workstation System P4300CR Family. Operating systems not listed are not supported.

Operating system Note Type of testing
Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, 32-bit and 64-bit, including SP2 and R2 SP1 1,2,4


Microsoft Windows 7*, 32-bit and 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.1*
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11*, 32 and 64-bit, SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003*, 32-bit and 64-bit, with Service Pack 2 4


Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5* update 6, 32-bit and 64-bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10* SP3, 32 and 64-bit
Solaris 10* U9
VMware* ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 1, only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode.  Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled 3
VMware* ESXi 5.0, only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode.  Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled 3
  1. Windows Server 2008 R2* testing and certification extends support to the following editions:
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded systems (standard)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded systems (Enterprise)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation*
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard*
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise*
  2. Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter*
  3. Windows Web Server 2008* R2
    Windows HPC Server 2008* R2
    Windows Essential Business Server 2008*
  4. Windows Small Business Server 2011* is built on Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Small Business Server 2011 uses drivers that are supported by the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.
  5. Installing VMware ESXi 5.x, ESXi 4.x, ESX 4.x to ESRT2 RAID or RSTe RAID is not supported.  Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled.
  6. The Microsoft WHQL information page is located here.
Type of testing Support commitment
P1 Compatibility and stress – system stress with special test software is used to maximize the stress of the CPU, memory, and IO buses of the platform. The test areas in compatibility validation are verification of basic functionality, OS installation, and boot. Intel provides support for customers that have issues with the operating system, involving installation and/or functionality of the server board. Support is provided, regardless if adapters and peripherals were tested under the operating system.
P2 Basic testing – OS installation, boot, and functional validation

Intel provides and tests operating system drivers for each of the server board integrated controllers, provided that the controller vendor has a driver available on request. Intel does not require vendors to develop drivers for operating systems they do not support. Functionality of certain server board integrated controllers can be limited.

Intel provides no support for issues related to use of add-in adapters or peripherals, when an operating system had only basic installation testing.

This applies to:

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR Family
Intel® Workstation System P4300CR Family

Solution ID: CS-033238
Last Modified: 22-Jun-2015
Date Created: 26-Feb-2012
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