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I219-V and Windows Server 2012 / 2016

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 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 website, as the information on it currently is misleading.

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Hi Sam,


As an FYI. below are the NUC that supports server OS.







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To Sam,

Why is Intel support ignoring my post??! I REQUIRE SUPPORT PLEASE!



I know this is a late answer, but for anyone else trying to make their I219-V work on Server 2012R2 I hope this helps.


A brief overview:

The I219-LM is in the same NIC family as the I219-V, this means that there is a chance the -LM NIC drivers will run the -V NIC. I have done this in the past with office printers, and it worked most of the time. I was able to use this same trick with the I219-V to get it running on Server 2012 R2.


Since most devices that work on Windows 7 and above work on Windows 10, this driver may work on Server 2016.


here is what I did:

  1. Download a driver package with the I219-LM drivers from Intel.
  2. Use 7zip or another zip program to extract the contents of the .exe
  3. Open device manager 
  4. Right click on Ethernet controller 
  5. Select update drivers
  6. Select browse me computer
  7. Select let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  8. Select network adapters
  9. Select I have a disk
  10. Navigate to where you extracted files
  11. Continue navigating to ...\PROWinx64\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS62
  12. Pick any .inf file and open it (I just started with the top and found it)
  13. it may take a few tries before you find one with "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-LM". Once you have, select it and install the drivers
  14. Let the install wizard do its thing and enjoy your NIC



Thanks!! It works.