Installing Windows* 2016 in RAID 10 array configured as UEFI and with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise on Intel® Server Board S1200SPLR.
System is unable to recognize the RAID array during Windows Setup
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) was used to create a RAID 10 in a UEFI mode.
Steps towards to operating system installation
1. Power on the server. When prompted, press F2 to enter BIOS.
2. Set Bios in UEFI, navigate to Boot Maintenance Manager > Advanced Boot Option.
3. Set Boot Mode to UEFI and Video Bios to UEFI.
4. Press F10 key to save the settings and restart the server.
5. Go back to the system BIOS by pressing the F2 key.
6. Navigate to Advanced > PCI Configuration > UEFI Option ROM Control > Storage Controller > RSTe.
7. Press Create RAID volume to created the RAID array.
8. Type in name for the RAID volume, select the RAID Level desired, select the drive that will part of the volume.
9. Create the RAID volume by selecting the option Create Volume, press enter, then Y key.
10. Using another computer with a Microsoft operating system, a bootable flashed drive needs to be created using the free software called Rufus* with the settings:
Partition scheme and target system type:
GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer
Create a bootable dish using ISO image (box checked)
.GPT refers to:
Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) Partition Table (GPT)
.NTFS refers to:
New Technology File System
.UEFI refer to:
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.
11. Launched Windows Setup, system now should be able to recognize the RAID array.
12. Latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) RAID driver that can be updated within Windows 2016 once the operating system has been installed, the driver can be found at:
For Intel® Server Board S1200SPLR
Intel® RSTe AHCI & SCU Software RAID Driver for Windows*, Version: 18.104.22.1685 (Latest) Date: 3/13/2017
RAID driver was not loaded during Windows Setup installation