Does the latest Intel driver for I219-V support Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016?
I have an Intel NUC6i5SYH with I219-V gigabit Ethernet and discovered that the Intel Ethernet driver installs and runs with Windows 10, but not with Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 OS. In looking for Intel Ethernet drivers on the downloadcenter.intel.com website, I found driver package 21.0 that lists support for both I219-LM and I219-V, but actual driver installation testing indicates that for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 OS, the e1d65x64.sys driver only installs against I219-LM but not I219-V.
Will Intel please clarify the support position of your Ethernet drivers for I219-V and Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016. If the drivers have no support for this HW/OS combination then a correction is in order for the downloadcenter.intel.com website, as the information on it currently is misleading.
Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Checking on the Windows 2016 and Windows 2012R2 Driver download site, I219-V is not on the supported list of these two operating systems:
1) Version 21.1 for Windows 2016
2) Version 21.0 for Windows 2016
3) Version 21.0 for Windows 2012R2
Thanks for the clarification.
I found an instance of I219-V being listed as supported for Windows Server 2012:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/21694/Intel-Network-Adapter-Driver-for-Windows-Server-2012... Download Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012*
The list under "This download is valid for the product(s) listed below" shows both I219-LM and I219-V. Since Windows Server OS are not supported with I21x-V, the presence of I219-V on this list looks like a mistake.
Thank you for the clarification. The website you refer to is for Windows 2012
For Windows 2012 R2, the I219-V is not in the supported list
Thanks for the clarification.
At this point I'm trying to understand Intel's reasoning for I219-V supporting older Windows Server 2012 but not more recent Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016.
I've been trying to get my NUC6i5SYH to run Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 as part of an experimental audio setup. Since Intel LAN driver will not install for I219-V with WS2012 R2 and WS2016, I have lost the ability to get the NUC6i5SYH to boot one of these two server OS in a diskless configuration (using Microsoft iSCSI virtual disk). This is very unfortunate. Had this NUC featured I219-LM LOM there would have been no trouble with WS2012 R2 or WS2016, but this is not the case.
Ironically, I have another much cheaper NUC5PPYH featuring Realtek gigabit Ethernet that has no trouble working with Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016. It looks like I'll just have to give up trying to get my NUC6i5SYH to run WS2012 R2 or WS2016.
Can Intel confirm I219-V is supported with Windows Server 2012? Looking at Intel's supported driver matrix PDF it shows even Windows Server 2012 as not being supported with I219-V. I can consider running Windows Server 2012 with my NUC6i5SYH if the I219-V driver can install properly.
I219-V supports Windows 2012, please refer to the driver download site at
I219-V is listed in the supported adapter.
I need to dispute your most recent statement above. I just completed an installation of Windows Server 2012 into my NUC6i5SYH with I219-V Ethernet, and the latest 21.1 LAN driver does NOT install against I219-V.
After this installer failed, I tried the INF driver installation method and got this:
The I219-V Ethernet of the NUC6i5SYH was not auto-detected and did not show up anywhere within this network adapter list.
This is basically proof that I219-V Ethernet is not supported with Windows Server 2012, in the same way Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 are not supported for I219-V by the same driver package. Also, in studying the contents of the e1d63x64.inf, e1d64x64.inf and e1d65x64.inf files within the 21.1 driver package, it has become clear that I217-V/I218-V/I219-V are categorically excluded for Windows Server OS editions (2012, 2012 R2 and 2016), but I217-LM/I218-LM/I219-LM remain supported.
I would advice Intel to be more careful in stating which Windows OS edition is supported for which Intel LAN solution. There is obviously at least one case where the driver support matrix is incorrect, with the error not detected or corrected by Intel due to lack of verification of whether the driver can actually install or not.
Checking on the NUC support site for your NUC model, Windows 2012 is not a supported OS, please refer to URL below,
I will forward your case to NUC team for them to better assist on this.
I've had the same issues as you. Tried getting an ASUS B150i Pro motherboard with I219-V to work with Windows Server 2012R2 and 2016 as well. I started out with the Hyper-V Server editions, and tried to load drivers from Intel and Asus via the pnputil -i -a command, but this didn't work.
After that i installed a Server 2012 R2 (with GUI). The only way I found to enable the Ethernet was to:
This did work, but I have not been able to do the same for the Hyper-V Server edition (since it doesn't have the Device Manager gui).
Thank you for the post. Have you tried using the driver from Asus as this is an onboard NIC on their system, it is recommended to use the driver from board vendor. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/ethernet-products/000006628.html?wapk...
Guys! All these "LAN driver not supported on server" issues are easily solved by "hacking" the corresponding code-base driver ie Windows 7 driver for 2008, Windows 8 driver for 2012, Windows 10 driver for 2016, respectively.
I have done them all and they work FLAWLESSLY! See this link here:
The procedure is for a 4-gen NUC and Hyper-V server, and running the BCD edit commands. But with Windows server, all you have to do is do all the same steps, then have Device Manager browse to the hacked driver and you're good to go.
Just get the Device ID for your model NUC LAN interface if you have Windows 7,8 or 10 on board already; make a note in the Device Manager, wipe and install server.
Bingo-bango, Bob is your Uncle!
Thanks for answering. I have tried the drivers supplied by Asus (pnputil -i -a from the NDIS65 folder) and also from the latest 21.1 Intel drivers. I've tried running the supplied SETUPBD.exe application also.
As rspeak mentions, I believe this comes down to Windows Server 2016 and my hardware ID (15B8) not being in the .inf file.
rspeak, your procedure is for a different hardware ID than mine. How would you go about modifying e1d65x64.inf to support this HID: 15B8
As of now, when I do:
pnputil -i -a e1d65x64.inf
it gives me an driver installed correctly message. But sconfig still comes up with "No active network adapters"
This is extracted from device manager when my machine were running Windows Server 2012 R2 in GUI mode:
Thank you. I have just figured out how to modify the inf properly.
I followed this: http://www.ivobeerens.nl/2012/08/08/enable-the-intel-82579v-nic-in-windows-server-2012/ Enable the Intel 82579V NIC in Windows Server 2012 - IVOBEERENS.nl
and this : https://foxdeploy.com/2013/09/12/hacking-an-intel-network-card-to-work-on-server-2012-r2/ https://foxdeploy.com/2013/09/12/hacking-an-intel-network-card-to-work-on-server-2012-r2/
Disabling integrity checks and settins TESTSIGNING to ON was a bit exciting, but it works, correct adapter registered in my Hyper-V 2016 Server.
Macvader, well done! You solved it before I could give you the detailed procedures.&# 8232;I as well got it to work for my Hyper-V 2016, on the 6-gen i5 NUC. Also, some blogs show you copy and paste a whole bunch of Device IDs. Not necessary! Just do the ones that pertain to your LAN interface for your NUC, which in my case is 1570 ID. And bingo-bango, yer in biz!
Intel users ROCK!!