I'm trying to find the most current driver for my PRO/100 PT Dual server adapter for use with Windows Server 2008 R2. All of the support links that I've followed lead to PROVISTAX64.exe which is not compatible with my OS. I can find a previous release (14.7) of PROWIN7X64.exe, but no current one. Is the support site messed up or am I missing something here?
That's exactly what I've been doing, Aryan. I scroll down to my product, D50868-xxx PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, click the link to "Latest Drivers" and that takes me to http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-006120.htm http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-006120.htm. From there I click the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17910 PROWIN7X64.exe link and that takes me to http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17910 http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17910 which downloads PROVISTAX64.exe which doesn't work. I tried running PROVISTAX64.exe on 2008 R2 and I get a "not supported on this platform" message.
Mark's link in that message (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2248&DwnldID=17910&agr=Y PROWIN7X64.exe) leads to that same PROVISTAX64.exe download. I think Intel's web team may need a kickstart or something.
Thanks for using Intel Ethernet products. I am also sorry it is so difficult to find the driver for the NIC you have in your system. I did some hunting around, and I believe you should be able to use the following SW release to load drivers for Server 2008 R2 for the PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server adapter:
Please post back to the forum and let me know if it works for you or not. The driver version is 220.127.116.11. If it does work I will ask that our driver release page for this NIC is updated.
Again, thank you for using Intel Ethernet products!
PS: I think that Mark the guru is out on vacation right now.
Thanks Miles, but even thought that looks like the correct download location, the file it leads to is PROVISTAX64.exe which, as the name implies, is a Vista driver, not a Win7/R2 one.
BTW, the reason I'm looking for a driver update is that the DNS service on my server fails to autostart at bootup with a "network is not present or not started" error. I've narrowed the cause down to NIC teaming, and was hoping the driver update might help.
"The file that you are trying to download has either been moved, renamed or archived."
C'mon Intel. Bought this card today and looks like driver as stated in these posts not been posted correctly since Dec. 21st...good first impression I get for buying this card I suppose!!
In my shop if someone is asked to post something they test it before they release it....is that too much to ask for? I guess no one gives a sh*t...typical big organization.
I can confirm it STILL says the same message:
The file that you are trying to download has either been moved, renamed or archived.
The original Win7 drivers are available, and can be downloaded at this time, just not the x64 drivers.
Until our web interface gets fixed I've posted the PROWIN7x64.exe file to our FTP site. The file can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
When the issue with the file on Download Center gets fixed I will post an update here.
The Win7/2008R2 x64 driver file is now accessible.
Thanks for your patients