My first post here.
I have a Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1, Iomega NAS 400r.
Long ago we installed Intel Pro(R) Network Connection Software v126.96.36.199
to allow Teaming. That has developed a problem (constant enabling and
disabling of alternate NICs). So my first port of call was to update the
Intel drivers. This is what happened:
1) Download latest drivers from this site.
2) Run PROWin32.exe
3) Receive this message:
"The installed version of Intel PROSet is not supported for upgrades.
You must uninstall it, before installing this version". Fair enough.
4) Run Add/Remove Programs
5) Clck Change/Remove on "Intel Pro(R) Network Connection Software" entry
6) Recieve this message "Usage: DxSetup.exe /i/x /q[r|n] /l[i|w|e|a] [ANS=0|1]".
So can't upgrade and no instructions on how to unistall the old version.
You probably have some older files or registry settings that are missing or corrupted. Do you have the CD or files you used when version 188.8.131.52 was installed. You might be able to use that CD or file to either uninstall or to modify the install and then uninstall.
http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-029916.htm Unable to Uninstall Intel® Network Connections, PROSet, or Teams has information on modifying the registry that might get you to a place where you an install the new software version.
I hope this helps.
Thanks for the response, but wow! That's not for the faint of heart and this is a critical
I was wondering about the error generated when trying to uninstall from Add/Remove
programs ("Usage: DxSetup.exe /i/x..."). Is there documentation for DxSetup.exe
somewhere? It sounds like that is an uninstaller. And that application exists in a directory
called: C:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX\uninst. If I knew the options to choose, could I
use DxSetup to do the uninstall manually?
You could try using the command line uninstall to see if you can get around the errors. The User Guide has a section on command line installation options including using DxSetup.exe. The User Guide is on the software CD or you can http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&DwnldID=11848 download the User Guide. Look under Windows* Setup. I took a quick screen shot that can help you find the section you need. I hope this works for you.
Just FYI, I never had the chance to try your suggestions.
The server suffered a disk failure in its RAID array and given this NIC
problem as well, we decided to replace the whole server.
Thanks for the help anyway.