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What's New in Latest Releases of Intel® Ethernet Software


Last Reviewed: 19-Jul-2017
Article ID: 000005840

Explore a listing of features for each Intel® Ethernet Wired Adapter software release.

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22.4.0.1 adds the following changes
  • Windows support for Ultra Low Power (ULP) mode
  • Linux* support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X552 Backplane
  • Removed support for SNMP (end of life of feature)
  • Removed support online cable diagnostic tests from:
    • Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
    • Intel® Gigabit CT2 Desktop Adapter
    • Intel® 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
  • The installation folder for drivers and software is now C:\Program Files\ Intel\Wired Networking. Previously C:\Program Files\Intel.
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X552 1000BASE-T
22.3 adds the following changes
  • Windows support for Ultra Low Power (ULP) mode.
  • If you are running Windows® 10 Creators Update (RS2), you need to install Intel LAN software v22.3 or newer.
Note If you are running Windows 10 Creators Update (RS2) using 22.1 or 22.2 SW release, ANS does not function until you update to the 22.3 SW release.
22.1 adds the following changes
  • No notable changes from previous version. See the README file included in the software download.
22.0.1 adds the following changes
  • Re-enables both Teaming and VLANS on Microsoft Windows® 10 by performing a check on the OS version to ensure the update has been applied before allowing the feature to be enabled
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X722 for 10GBASE-T
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X722 for 10GbE backplane
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X722 for 10GbE SFP+
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X722 for 1GbE
  • Support for the Intel® X722 Virtual Function
  • Microsoft Windows* 7 support for devices based on the Intel® Ethernet Connection X722
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (3) I219-LM
  • Support for iWARP (Internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol) on Microsoft Windows Server 2012* R2 and later.
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Controller XXV710 for 25GbE backplane
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Controller XXV710 for 25GbE SFP28
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710-1
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710-2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter OCP XXV710-1
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X553 10 GbE SFP+
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X553
  • Support for the Intel® X553 Virtual Function
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X553/X557-AT 10GBASE-T
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X553 1GbE
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X553 backplane
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager* ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM: ". Update your scripts accordingly.
21.1 adds the following changes
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016*
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016* Nano Server
  • Windows* support for Virtual Machine Multiple Queues (VMMQ)
  • Windows* support for Packet Direct Provider Interface (PDPI)
  • Windows* support for Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Windows* support for Encapsulation Overhead
  • Windows* support for VLAN ID
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager* ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM: ". Update your scripts accordingly.
21.0 adds the following changes
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (4) I219-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (5) I219-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (5) I219-V
  • Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT) / Intel® QuickData Technology and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) features are no longer supported
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager* ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM:". Update your scripts accordingly.
20.7 adds the following changes (Jan 21, 2016)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-T
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-T4
  • Support for the Intel® PROSet command line utilities has been removed, and the feature is no longer installed. This functionality has been replaced by the Intel Netcmdlets for Windows PowerShell*.
  • Support for the Ctrl-S PXE Settings menu has been removed. Bootutil settings related to Ctrl+S menu (SETUPENABLE/STE, SETUPDISABLE/STD, MESSAGEENABLE/MSE, MESSAGEDISABLE/MSD, SETWAITTIME/SWT) are no longer supported.
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM:". Update your scripts accordingly.
  • Teams and VLANs are not supported on Windows® 10
20.6 adds the following changes (December 18, 2015)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Controller X550
  • Support for the Intel® X550 Virtual Function
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T1
  • Linux support for VXLAN Overlay on Intel® Ethernet Controller X550-based devices
  • Support for iSCSI Crash Dump Configuration has been moved to Microsoft Windows PowerShell*
20.5 adds the following changes (December 10, 2015)
  • Support for Intel® Ethernet Connection X552 10 GbE Backplane
  • The Windows PowerShell* module is now a standard part of the Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager Installation. There is no longer a separate option for installing the Windows PowerShell* module.
  • Support for the SaveResDX.vbs script has been removed. This functionality is available in the SaveRestore.ps1 Windows PowerShell* script.
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X552 10 GbE SFP+
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM:". Update your scripts accordingly.
  • Teams and VLANs are not supported on Windows® 10
20.4.1 adds the following changes (October 2, 2015)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-V
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
  • Teams and VLANs are not supported on Windows® 10

Intel® Advanced Network Services (Intel® ANS) Teams and VLANs are not supported on Windows® 10. Any Teams or VLANs created with Release 20.1, 20.2 or 20.3 on a Windows 10 system will be corrupted and cannot be upgraded to version 20.4. The version 20.4 installer will remove existing Teams and VLANs. Team members that are not Intel® devices will not be renamed back to their original names. This is cosmetic only and does not change their functionality. Reinstall their drivers to get the original names back.

20.3 adds the following changes (August 13, 2015)
  • QSFP Configuration Utility (QCU) for migrating between 4x10 and 2x2x10
  • Introducing Fortville + Copper Vale for LOMs
  • Intel NVM Update Package (NUP) allowing customers to Upgrade and Downgrade in the field
  • Focused Customer improvements with Performance enhancements along with maintenance package
  • Operating System Support
  • Installing Drivers and Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager
  • User Guides
  • Intel Fiber Optic Adapters
  • Saving and Restoring Adapter Settings in Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Teaming Notes
  • Jumbo Frames
  • Power Management and System Wake
  • Microsoft* Windows* 8.1 and Windows Server* 2012 R2 Notes
  • Microsoft* Windows* 8 and Windows Server* 2012 Notes
  • Microsoft* Windows* 7 and Windows Server* 2008 R2 Notes
  • Intel® X710 and XL710 Network Adapter Notes
  • Intel® 82562V and 82562GT 10/100 Network Connection Notes
  • Intel® 10GbE Network Adapter Notes
  • Quad Port Server Adapter Notes
  • Known Issues
  • Customer Support
20.2 adds the following changes (July 21, 2015)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-V
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager* ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM:". Update your scripts accordingly
20.1 adds the following changes (June 16, 2015)
  • Support for Windows® 10
  • Linux support for VXLAN Overlay on Intel® Ethernet Controller X552-based devices
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection X552/X557-AT 10GBASE-T
  • As of this release, tools such as the Intel® Ethernet Flash Firmware
  • Utility (BootUtil) and Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager* no longer support boot image file formats prior to software release 17.1.
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager* ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM:". Update your scripts accordingly.
20.0 adds the following changes (March 17, 2015)
  • The prefix for Intel® PROSet Software for Windows Device Manager* ANS teams has changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM:". Update your scripts accordingly.
19.6 add the following changes and features (January 21, 2015)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Controller X710 for 10GBASE-T
  • Linux support for Data Center Bridging (DCB) on the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710/XL710
  • New Microsoft* Windows PowerShell* script for saving and restoring adapter settings
19.3 adds the following features (August 08, 2014)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710-QDA1
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710-QDA2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-DA2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-DA4
18.7 adds the following features (September 27, 2013)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-Q1
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Controller X540
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-4
  • Support for configuration via Windows PowerShell
18.6 adds the following features (August 6, 2013)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I354
  • Support for additional OEM Ethernet devices
18.5 adds the following features (August 6, 2013)
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8.1*
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2*
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet OCP Server Adapter X520-2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet OCP Server Adapter X520-1
  • Removed driver and software support for Microsoft Windows Vista*
  • Removed driver and software support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R1*
  • Removed Microsoft Windows* driver and software support for Intel® Itanium® Processor-based systems
18.4 adds the following features (June 14, 2013)
18.3 adds the following features (May 15, 2013)
  • Updated Windows e1q driver for devices based on Intel® 82574/82575/82576/82583 Gigabit Controllers
  • Updated Windows e1r driver for devices based on Intel® 82580/I350 Gigabit Controllers including Intel® Ethernet I340 and I350 Gigabit Server Adapters
  • Updated igb Linux driver
  • Advanced Network Services (ANS) support for 1 and 10 gigabit virtual function devices
  • Final version of drivers and software supporting Microsoft Windows XP* and Windows Server 2003.*
18.2 adds the following features (March 29, 2013)
  • Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) VN2VN Support
  • FCoE Diskless Install for Windows Server 2012*
18.1 adds the following features (March 8, 2013)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I218-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I218-V
  • Updated Windows* e1c driver for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Ethernet Connections
  • Updated Linux* e1000e driver
18.0 adds the following features (January 11, 2013)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I217-LM
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I217-V
  • Updated Windows e1q driver for devices based on Intel® 82574/82575/82576/82583 Gigabit Controllers
  • Updated Windows e1e driver for devices based on Intel® 82562/82566/82571/82572 Gigabit Controllers
  • Updated Windows e1r driver for devices based on Intel® 82580/I350 Gigabit Controllers including Intel® Ethernet I340 and I350 Gigabit Server Adapters
  • Updated advanced network services (ANS) driver and Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager*
  • User Guide updated
17.4 adds the following features (October 17, 2012)
  • Support for the Intel® I210 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® I210 Gigabit Fiber Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® I210 Gigabit Backplane Connection
  • Support for the Intel® I211 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210-T1
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet I210-T1 GbE NIC
  • Support for installing Windows* 7 / Windows Server 2008 drivers under Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 for devices using the E1E and E1Y drivers.
  • Removed support for NO_NAPI mode from Linux* ixgbe driver
  • Interrupt Moderation setting default in 10-gigabit vxn Virtual Function (VF) driver changed from adaptive to balanced
  • Adds configurable FCoE RSS options to Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager*
    • FCoE Starting NUMA Node
    • FCoE NUMA Node Count
    • FCoE Starting RSS Core Offset
  • Support for 1000BASE-SX SFP in X520 adapters
    • 1Gb speed only. 10 Mbps and 1000 Mbps speeds are not supported.
    • Wake on LAN is not supported.
    • FCoE is not supported.
  • Support for co-existence of DCB and SR-IOV in Linux 10-Gigabit drivers
  • Support added to the v1q62x64 driver for Windows* Server 2008R2 guests
17.3 adds the following features (August 23, 2012)
  • Updated Windows* e1c driver for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Ethernet Connections
  • Updated Boot ROM images
17.2 adds the following features (July 27, 2012)
  • Support for Microsoft* Windows 8*
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012*
  • Support for adding Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) enabled ports to AFT, SFT, and ALB team types
17.1 adds the following features (May 15, 2012)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X540-T1
  • Updated Windows* e1q driver for devices based on Intel® 82574/82575/82576/82583 Gigabit Controllers
  • Updated Windows* e1e driver for devices based on Intel® 82562/82566/82571/82572 Gigabit Controllers
  • Updated Windows Server 2008 R2* e1r62x64 driver for devices based on Intel® 82580/I350 Gigabit Controllers including Intel® Ethernet I340 and I350 Gigabit Server Adapters
17.0 adds the following features (March 23, 2012)
  • Updated Windows* e1c driver for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Network Connections
  • Updated Windows* e1k driver for various Intel® 82567, 82577, and 82578 Gigabit Network Connections
  • Updated UEFI Boot ROM images
  • Updated Linux* e1000e and igb drivers
16.8.1 adds the following features (January 20, 2012)
  • Updated Windows* e1c driver for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Network Connections including a fix where the 82579V was intermittently identified as an 82579LM
16.8 Adds the following features (December 15, 2011)
  • Updated Windows* e1c driver for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Network Connections
  • Updated Windows* e1y driver for Intel® 82567 LM/LF/V/V-3/LM-2/LF-2/V-2/LM4 Gigabit Network Connections and 82562GT-3 10/100 Network Connection
  • Updated Linux* e1000e driver
16.7 Adds the following feature (November 10, 2011)
  • Support for the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Network Connection
16.6 Adds the following features (September 26, 2011)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Controller 10 Gigabit X540-AT2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X540-T2
  • Support for the Intel® X540 Virtual Function
  • Support for temperature monitoring on adapters based on the Intel® Ethernet Controller X540
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
16.5 Adds the following features (August 12, 2011)
  • Fixed a no link bug for the Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Network Connections when link speed and duplex are not set auto-negotiate
16.4 Adds the following features (July 15, 2011)
  • Jumbo frame support for the Intel® 82583V Gigabit Network Connection
  • User Guide updated
  • Updated Windows* e1q driver for devices based on Intel® 82574/82575/82576/82583 Gigabit Controllers including bug fixes for potential bug checks (BSOD), multicast performance, and VMQ
  • Updated Windows* e1e driver for devices based on Intel® 82562/82566/82571/82572 Gigabit Controllers
  • Updated Windows* e1c driver for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Network Connections
  • Updated advanced network services (ANS) driver and Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager*
16.3 Adds the following features (May 20, 2011)
  • No new features added in version 16.3
  • Updated Windows* e1c driver for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Network Connections
  • Updated Windows* e1k driver for various Intel® 82567, 82577, and 82578 Gigabit Network Connections
  • Updated advanced network services (ANS) driver and Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager*
  • Updated Linux* e1000e driver
  • Updated user guide
16.2 Adds the following features (April 8, 2011)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
  • Support for the Intel® I350 Virtual Function
  • Support for the Intel® I350 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® I350 Gigabit Fiber Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® I350 Gigabit Backplane Connection
  • Support for the Intel® I350 Gigabit Connection
  • Support for temperature monitoring on adapters based on the Intel® Ethernet Controller I350
  • Support for energy efficient Ethernet on adapters based on the Intel® Ethernet Controller I350 with a copper interface
  • Support for DMA coalescing on adapters based on the Intel® Ethernet Controller I350
  • Support for 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 and 2008 R2 guest operating systems on Linux* kernels that support SR-IOV
  • Updated the Intel® Ethernet iSCSI Boot TCP/IP stack to make certain SYN and PSH flags are not set simultaneously
16.1 Adds the following features (February 24, 2011)
  • No new features added in version 16.1
  • Updated ixe driver for Windows* for devices based on the Intel® 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Updated e1c and e1k gigabit driver for Windows*
  • Updated e1000e driver for Linux*
16.0 Adds the following features (January 27, 2011)
  • Support for iSCSI over DCB on Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
  • Support for detailed status on iSCSI over DCB
15.8.1 Adds the following features (December 17, 2010)
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7* Service Pack 1
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2* Service Pack 1
  • Support for iSCSI over DCB
  • Adds the following FCoE related enhancements
    • Support for Microsoft Hyper-V*
    • Support for FCoE boot configurations
15.8 -- Replaced by version 15.8.1
15.7 Adds the following features (November 4, 2010)
15.6 Adds the following features (October 1, 2010)
15.5 Adds the following features (July 28, 2010)
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter
15.4.1 Adds the following feature (June 30, 2010)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Note If you installed software version 15.4, you must remove software version 15.4 before installing version 15.4.1.
15.4 Adds the following feature (June 2, 2010)
  • Support for data center bridging (DCB) and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
15.3 Adds the following features (May 6, 2010)
  • Support for the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit TN Network Connection
  • Support for wake from S5 on the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Backplane Connection
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet X520 10GbE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz
  • Intel® Ethernet Flash Firmware Utility
  • Support for active direct attach SFP+ cables for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
15.2 Adds the following features (April 23, 2010)
  • Support for Intel® 82567V-4 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Various bug fixes and performance enhancements for some client devices including:
    • Resolves issue where Intel® PRO/1000 PL Network Connection (82573L) returned all zeros as the MAC address causing connection failures
    • Resolves issue for some client network connections that were slow to resume connections after wake up
15.1 Adds the following features (February 2, 2010)
  • Support for the Intel® 82599 virtual function device
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Mezzanine Adapter X520-KX4-2
15.0 Adds the following features (January 14, 2010)
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4
  • Support for the Intel® 82580 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82580 Gigabit Fiber Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82580 Gigabit Backplane Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82576NS Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Prosetcl.exe utility for configuring Intel® Ethernet Adapters from the command line
14.8.3 Adds the following feature (December 16, 2009)
  • Support for the Intel® 82567V-3 Gigabit Network Connection
14.7 Adds the following features (October 23, 2009)
  • Support for the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Backplane Connection
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet X520 10GbE Dual Port KX4 Mezz
  • Support for the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82576 virtual function
  • Microsoft Windows 7* and Windows Server 2008 R2* support for
    • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
    • Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller-based network connections
14.5 Adds the following features (September 2009)
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
  • Microsoft Windows 7* and Windows Server 2008 R2* support for the following adapters:
    • 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 SR Dual Port Express Module
    • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
    • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
    • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
    • Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection
    • Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection
    • Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit BX Network Connection
    • Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit KX4 Network Connection
    • Intel® 82598EB 10GbE AF Network Connection
  • Support for virtual machine load balancing (VMLB) mode teams for Microsoft Hyper-V*
14.4 Adds the following features (August 2009)
  • Support for unattended installs on Microsoft Windows XP x64*
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Mezzanine Card
14.3 Adds the following features (July 2009)
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit BR KX4 Dual Port Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-1
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2
  • Support for the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2
Note Windows 7* and Windows Server 2008 R2* are not supported in software version 14.3 on any of the above devices. Support will be added in a future release.
14.2 Adds the following features (June 2009)
  • Support for the Intel® 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection
14.1 Adds the following features (June 2009)
  • Support for the Intel® 82552 10/100 Network Connection
  • Support for Windows 7*
  • Support for Windows Server 2008 R2*
Note
  • If you upgrade your operating system, you must reinstall your network drivers. Settings are not saved across an OS install or upgrade.
  • Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapter drivers are included as part of Windows 7* and Windows Server 2008 R2*. The drivers included with Windows* do not support Intel® PROSet or Intel® Advanced Networking Services (Intel® ANS). Full support will be added in a future release.
  • Windows 2000* is not supported. Use version 14.0 or earlier for Windows 2000*.
14.0 Adds the following features (March 2009)
  • Support for the Intel® 82583V Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® 82576NS Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V*
  • Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008*
13.5 Adds the following features (December 2008)
  • Support for the Intel® 82598 EB 10 Gigabit KX4 Network Connection
13.4 Adds the following features (December 2008)
  • No new features added
  • Bug fixes only
13.3 Adds the following features (October 2008)
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit SR Dual Port Express Module
  • Support for the Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Support for 8 and 16 RSS queues under Windows Server 2008*
  • Support for configuring teams and VLANs under Windows Server 2008* core installations
13.1 Adds the following features (July 2008)
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter (added in version 13.1.2)
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter (added in version 13.1.1)
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82567LF-3 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82567LM-4 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82576 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection
13.0 Adds the following features (April 2008)
  • Support for the Intel® 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82567V Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for Intel® iSCSI Remote Boot Mutual Chap
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
12.4 Adds the following features (January 2008)
  • Support for Windows Server* 2008
  • Support for the Intel® 5400 Chipset QuickData Technology Device
12.3 Adds the following features (September 2007)
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit PT Quad Port Server ExpressModule
  • Support for the Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit AF Network Connection
12.2 Adds the following features (July 2007)
  • Support for the Intel® Gigabit VT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® 82575EB Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for iSCSI Boot configuration in Windows Device Manager*
  • Teaming on Windows Vista*
12.1 Adds the following features (April 2007)
  • Support for the Intel® 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82562G-2 10/100 Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82562GT-2 10/100 Network Connection
  • Test for specific genuine Intel® Network Adapters in PCI Express* slots
12.0 Adds the following features (February 2007)
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Full support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server Adapter
  • Support for using Intel® PROSet to configure iSCSI Boot
  • Support for ANS in Windows Vista*
11.2 Adds the following features (November 2006)
  • Support for Windows Vista
  • Support for iSCSI Boot, see Intel® iSCSI Boot FLASH ROM Utility for more information
  • Support for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2*
  • Limited support for PCI Express* adapters on Intel® Itanium® Processor-based systems
  • Linux and FreeBSD support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® 82562GT 10/100 Network Connection
  • Improved adaptive interrupt moderation
11.1 Adds the following features (September 2006)
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
  • Linux* and FreeBSD* support for the Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • New Intel® PROSet power management tab
  • Support for the Intel® 82562V 10/100 Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 EB1 Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 EB1 Backplane Connection with I/O Acceleration
10.3 Adds the following features (February 2006)
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Support for jumbo frames on the Intel® PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 EB Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 EB Backplane Connection with I/O Acceleration
  • Support for the Intel® 5000 Series Chipsets Integrated Device - 1A38
10.2 Adds the following features (October 2005)
  • Support for Enhanced ASPM power-saving mode on systems with an Intel® PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
  • Support for WINPE
  • Ability to search the user guides for keywords
10.1 Adds the following features (July 2005)
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PT Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PF Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PB Server Connection
10.0 Adds the following features (March 2005)
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 PM Network Connection
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 GT Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Support for Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology
9.2 Adds the following features (December 2004)
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/1000 P Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Support for the Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
9.0 Adds the following feature
  • Added support for express teaming
Note Express Teaming was removed in version 12.2 and is no longer supported by Intel. Teaming is supported using advanced network services (ANS).
8.4 Added the following features
  • The Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter no longer has a separate INF or separate software downloads. INF and software are included in the standard PRO adapter driver set.
  • Improved Make disk utility to create base driver installation disks
  • The IDAdapt DOS utility now returns the silicon stepping.
8.3 Added the following features
  • Windows 2000* and Windows Server 2003* certified drivers for the Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter

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