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Which Intel® PRO/1000 Adapters can I use with Intel® Boot Agent?

The Intel® PRO/1000 family of Desktop Adapters ship with Intel® Boot Agent support enabled - ready to use out of the box. On Intel® Server adapters you must enable the Intel Boot Agent using the Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility.

The Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility is included on the CD, or you can download the utility.

The following Intel® PRO/1000 Server Adapters support Intel Boot Agent:

  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 GT Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server Adapter

Additional Information

  • Enable the Intel Boot Agent using the Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility, BOOTUTIL.EXE, with the command line prompt, "BOOTUTIL -NIC=X -FE"
  • The Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter only uses the Boot Agent on the top two ports.
  • The Intel® PRO/1000 T Server and Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapters do not support Intel® Boot Agent. No flash chip is available for the empty socket.
  • Windows* RIS installs using Intel gigabit adapters require Microsoft* patches to their RIS software. Please see Microsoft article Q315074.

Related Information
Download Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility, Preboot images, and EFI Drivers
Download the User Guide for additional information about using the Intel Ethernet Connections Boot Utility

This applies to:

Intel® Boot Agent
Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit 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 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

Solution ID: CS-009229
Last Modified: 09-Oct-2012
Date Created: 11-Feb-2004
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