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Home Server onboard NIC Issue (i225)

bahume
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I am trying to setup a home server using Windows Server 2022, I have an intel built in 2.5gb ethernet nic i225. I have downloaded the latest drivers for Windows Server 2022 and it does not install.

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Fariz_Intel
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Hi bahume,

 

We would be grateful if you could share what is your system model (e.g. HP/Dell server/workstation) and is there any error showing when it does not install?

 

Best regards,

Fariz_Intel 


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bahume
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We have a ASUS Prime z790-A motherboard with an intel i9 13900 and 64 GB of DDR5 Ram. Downloading the intel drivers and extracting and running the executable will not work, it says wrong OS. I was able to select the drivers manually using Device Manager, and while Windows suggested not using them it seems to work fine, and I have functionality with the network interface.

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Fariz_Intel
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Hi bahume,

 

Since driver for Windows Server 2022 is unavailable from ASUS website, we recommend you to get consult with ASUS on which driver is suitable for Windows Server 2022 as their driver might be optimized/customized for their product.

 

However you still may test with Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack version 28.0 (large file) as per below link:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/15084/intel-ethernet-adapter-complete-driver-pack.html

 

The driver for i225/i226 is inside folder: Release_28.0\PRO2500\PRO2500\Winx64.

 

There are three folder inside Winx64:

  1. NDIS68
  2. W11
  3. WS2022

 

You may test with WS2022 folder which is probably for Windows Server 2022 and it may not work properly since there is insufficient information on Windows Server 2022 driver behavior with ASUS motherboard. Let us know if you already tested with the Complete Driver Pack.

 

 

Best regards,

Fariz_Intel


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Fariz_Intel
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Hi bahume,

 

If you have additional questions or clarifications, feel free to let us know.

 

 

Best regards,

Fariz_Intel


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Fariz_Intel
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Hi bahume,

 

Since we have not seen an update, if you need any additional information, please submit a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored.

 

Best regards,

Fariz_Intel


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