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Intel Ethernet SW 23.5 Release Information

Intel Ethernet SW 23.5 Release Information

 

Download SW 23.5 Release Intel® Ethernet Adapters

Link for Complete Driver Pack: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22283

 

Highlights

Microsoft Windows* 10 1809

Microsoft Windows* Server 2019

Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility

Advanced Network Services (ANS) Support

Universal Windows Driver (UWD)

 

Microsoft Windows* 10 1809

SW Release 23.5 includes support for Microsoft Windows* 10 1809.

Link for Windows 10 drivers:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25016

 

Microsoft Windows* Server 2019

SW Release 23.5 includes support for Microsoft* Windows Server* 2019

Link for Windows Server 2019 drivers: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28396

 

Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility

(Windows* 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019)

  • Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager is not supported on Microsoft Windows* 10 Version 1809 (and later) and Microsoft* Windows Server* 2019 (and later). Use Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility instead. The installer will determine which utility to use based on the operating system version you are running.

 

Advanced Network Services (ANS), Teaming and VLAN configuration

 

  • The initial version of the Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility does not include support for Advanced Network Services including Team and VLAN configurations. This functionality is expected to be added to the Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility in a future release. 

 

  • Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager is replaced by Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility on Windows* 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 and later. 

 

Article detailing IntelNetcmdlets usage: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000023545/network-and-i-o.html

 

  • Note: Prior to upgrading to Microsoft Windows* 10 1809  or Windows Server 2019, uninstall the Intel PROSet feature, perform the OS upgrade, and then reinstall with the latest version of Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility. This will ensure all features are available and avoid potential issues.

 

 

Universal Windows Driver (UWD) - Details

  • With SW Release 23.5, UWD are included in the driver download packages available on Download Center for Microsoft Windows* 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019.

 

  • The download & installation procedure for Intel Ethernet drivers does not change with the release of Universal Windows Drivers (UWD).
    • The installation of UWD is based on the version of your Operating system. Windows 10 1809 & Windows Server 2019 (and later) will only install Universal Windows Drivers for Ethernet. For example, if the installed Operating System is Windows 10 1809 or later, when you execute the downloaded driver package the Universal Windows Drivers will automatically be installed. Older versions of Windows will automatically install the legacy drivers.

 

  • Upgrading from Intel Ethernet legacy drivers to the Intel Ethernet Universal Windows Drivers is supported.

 

  • Installing Ethernet legacy drivers manually on a Windows 10 1809 or Windows Server 2019, may cause the Ethernet adapter to not function properly and you will have created an unsupported environment. 
    • If you use the downloaded driver package, drivers are installed based on the version of Windows you are running. For example, Windows* 10 1809 will only install Universal Windows Drivers.

 

  • Downgrade from a Universal Windows Driver to a "Legacy" driver
    • Downgrading requires a complete uninstall of the Universal Windows Driver and then install of the Legacy Driver.
    • However, if you are running Windows 10 1809 or Windows Server 2019, all Ethernet drivers installed on this version of Windows are Universal Windows Drivers. Legacy drivers are not available or supported on Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 (and later).

 

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