The table below shows the level of support for Windows Server 2008 R2*.
- In Box Support - these adapters include drivers with Windows Server 2008 R2 installation.
- Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows Device Manager* and Intel® Advanced Network Services (Intel® ANS) drivers are not included in box.
- Full Support - these drivers have updated drivers, Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager, and Intel® ANS drivers available in Download Center.
For systems with a built-in Intel® Network Connection, contact your system manufacturer to see if your system supports Windows Server 2008 R2.
|Note||For adapters listed as Yes for In Box Support and No for Full Support, there are: |
|Description||In Box Support||Full |
|10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapters including: ||Yes||No|
|PCI and PCI-X* Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Adapters including: ||Yes||No|
|PCI-Express* Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Adapters: ||Yes||Yes|
|PCI-X* 10 GbE (10 Gbps Ethernet Adapters): ||No||No|
|PCI-Express* Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Server Adapters with Intel® 82598 Ethernet Controller: ||Yes||Yes|
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
|PCI-Express* Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters with Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller: ||No||Yes|
|PCI-Express* Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters with Intel® Ethernet Controller X540: ||No||Yes|
|Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 and XL710 Series ||No||Yes|
Frequently asked questions:
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 Intel ANS team?
It depends on the selected Intel ANS functions enabled in the team. Because there are a number of possible combinations that can change constantly, adding an adapter with only in box support 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 Intel 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 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 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) adapters and built-in network connections. Contact your place of purchase or manufacturer to find out if your system supports Windows Server 2008 R2.