Networking Connectivity
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Is My Intel® Ethernet Adapter Supported in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*?

The table below shows the level of support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*.

  • Drivers for many Intel® Ethernet Adapters are included with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 installation. See "In Box" in the table below.
  • Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager and Advanced Network Services (ANS) driver are not included in box.
    Note For adapters listed as Yes for "In Box" support and No for "Full Support":
    • No drivers or software are available for download
    • No updated drivers or software are planned

  • Adapters listed as "Full Support" in the table below have updated drivers, Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager, and Advanced Network Services (ANS) drivers available in Download Center.
  • For systems with a built-in Intel® Network Connection, contact your system manufacturer to find out if Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is supported on your system.

Description

In Box

Full
Support

10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapters including:
  • Intel® PRO/100 Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 P Mobile Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 P Mobile Combo Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 S Advanced Management 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 Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ S Alert on LAN 2* Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter with Alert On LAN*
  • Intel® PRO/100+ PCI Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Server Adapter (PILA8470B)

Yes

No

PCI and PCI-x* Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Adapters including:
  • 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 GT Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter

Yes

No

PCI-Express* Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Adapters:
  • Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port 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 LP Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter

Yes

Yes

  • Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-F4
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4

No

Yes

PCI-x* 10 GbE (10 Gbps Ethernet Adapters):
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter

No

No

PCI-Express* Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Server Adapters with Intel® 82598 Ethernet Controller:
  • 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 Server Adapter

Yes

Yes

Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter

No

Yes

PCI-Express* Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters with Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller:
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-T2
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 Series with SFP+
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-QDA1

No

Yes

PCI-Express* Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters with Intel® Ethernet Controller X540:
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2

No

Yes

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

If my Intel® Ethernet Adapter only has in box support, can I download drivers and software?
No. Only the drivers included with Windows* are available.

Are driver or software updates planned for the adapters that only have in box support?
No updates are planned for the drivers that only have in box support.

If my Intel® Ethernet Adapter only has in box support, can I add it to an Advanced Network Services (ANS) team?
This depends on the selected ANS functions enabled in the team. Because there are a number of possible combinations, and they change constantly, adding an adapter with only in box support may or may not be possible.

If my Intel® Ethernet Adapter only has in box support, can I configure VLANs on the adapter?
No. Intel® PROSet and Advanced Networking Services (ANS) are required to configure VLANs. Only base drivers are available with in box support.

My Intel® Ethernet Adapter is not listed in the table above. Is my adapter supported in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2?
The table above lists all of the retail (boxed) versions of Intel® Ethernet Adapters with driver support for Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 driver support is available for many OEM adapters and built-in network connections. Contact your place of purchase or manufacturer to find out if Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is supported on your system.

Operating System:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard*, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise*, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Datacenter*, Windows Web Server 2008 R2*, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation*, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems*

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 Converged Network Adapter X520-QDA1
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710 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® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
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 Intelligent Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 ISA Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop 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 Smart Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ 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/100B Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-030614
Last Modified: 14-Oct-2014
Date Created: 05-Jul-2009
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