Networking Connectivity
Network Connectivity
Adapter Compatibility and Notes for Windows Server 2008*

As of July 19, 2013, Intel no longer supplies Microsoft Windows Server 2008* software and driver updates for Intel® Ethernet adapters. New Intel Ethernet adapters do not have software and drivers for Windows Server 2008*. New software and driver updates for WIndows Server 2008 R2* are actively supported by Intel.

Drivers and software
Final Drivers and Software for Windows Server 2008*

Windows Server 2008 is not supported by the following adapters:

  • Intel® Gigabit PT Quad Port Server Express Module

  • Intel® PRO/100 S Server Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection

    Note The Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter supports Windows Server 2008.
  • Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000 MB Dual Port Server Connection

  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Network Connection

  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000 XF Network Connection

  • Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Desktop Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Network Connection

  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter

  • Intel® PRO/1000P Dual Port Server Adapter

  • Intel® Gigabit VT Quad Port Server Adapter

  • Intel® 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection

  • Intel® 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection

  • Intel® 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection

  • Intel® 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection

  • Intel® 82567V Gigabit Network Connection

Notes and known issues

Unexpected reboot on driver update
If a direct Cache Access (DCA)-capable device has registered with the QuickData driver to perform DCA, the driver will not unload. When the QuickData driver is updated, the operating system will force a reboot.

Bug checks and system instability when passing traffic with misconfigured Jumbo Packets setting
If you are experiencing bug checks or system instability when passing traffic, please check your Jumbo Packet settings. If Jumbo Packets are not configured correctly, a mis-sized packet may be sent to the affected system. This results in the bug checks and system instability.

Uninstall does not uninstall driver
When the drivers are uninstalled on Microsoft Windows Vista* or Windows Server 2008, the operating system immediately re-installs the in-box drivers. This will cause a number to be appended to the device's displayed name.

Hot Plug error message, "The device cannot be stopped because of an unknown error."
When running Windows Server 2008, you may receive an error message when attempting to swap an adapter using Hot Plug. Use the Windows Safely Remove Hardware utility to stop the adapter before removing it from the system.

Windows Server 2008 Driver Installation Crash
Installing the Intel networking drivers after starting the Windows Telnet Server may cause the driver install to crash. You must install the network drivers prior to starting the Telnet Server to resolve the issue.

Driver not available in Windows Server 2008 Preinstall Environment
Intel adapters that do not support Windows Vista also do not support the Windows Server 2008 Preinstall Environment. See Adapter compatibility and feature support for Windows Vista for a list of devices not supported in Windows Vista.

Related topic
Is my Intel® Ethernet Adapter supported in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*?

This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT 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 Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
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® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (LX)
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop 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
Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-028867
Last Modified: 08-Oct-2014
Date Created: 22-Feb-2008
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