Networking Connectivity
Intel® Server Adapters
Port Disabled When Adding an Intel® Ethernet Connection to a Team

Note This issue was resolved in Intel® Network Connections software version 15.0 and later.

When adding ports to an existing team in Windows Vista*, Windows Server 2008*, Windows 7* or Windows Server 2008 R2*, the added ports might be disabled. Symptoms include:

  • Port's team status is disabled
  • Failover to added port does not occur as expected (in failover teams)
  • The following error appears in Windows Event Log:
    Source: iANSMiniport
    Eventd ID: 4
    Description: Unable to bind to physical adapter. To resolve, remove the adapter team and then create a new team.

This issue only happens when adding a port on an adapter using a driver based on NDIS 6.1 to an existing team containing ports on an adapter using a driver based on NDIS 6.2.

The issue does not happen when creating a new team.

Solution
Follow these steps to enable the ports by forcing a team reload:

  1. Disable the team in Windows Device Manager*
  2. Enable the team in Windows Device Manager

Or, you could remove the team and create a new team.

This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210-T1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-LR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR2
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-030918
Last Modified: 17-Oct-2014
Date Created: 28-Sep-2009
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