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s5000psl One Boot Flash Update Utility problem in Win 2008 R2

idata
Community Manager
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I got server with Intel server board S5000PSL and Windows Server 2008 R2 and I need to update my BIOS.

I download "Intel One Boot Flash Update Utility" from Intel Download Center, install it and when I try to watch my BIOS version "flashupdt -i" I got a message "*ERROR* Unable to communicate with the flashUD.sys driver. The driver may not be installed."

I found that driver in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Flashupdt" and "C:\Windows\System32\drivers" folders.

What I must do to make this program works correct?

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idata
Community Manager
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Have you tried the EFI updated instead? You should reboot and reset BIOS to factory defaults anyway after an update, so you may as well use EFI.

idata
Community Manager
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No and I'am little bit scared to replace BIOS with UEFI on working server.

idata
Community Manager
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EFI is safe. I've used it on plenty of production systems. Personally I'd much rather update from EFI than Windows.

idata
Community Manager
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As I understand I must replace BIOS with UEFI and then reinstall OS, or my OS will boot with UEFI as like nothing happend?

idata
Community Manager
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I checked the downloads page and I didn't realise the S5000PSL does not have EFI BIOS updates. Looks like your only options are OBF or DOS update.

So try DOS on USB: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19672&ProdId=2305&lang=eng&OSVersion=... http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19672&ProdId=2305&lang=eng&OSVersion=...

idata
Community Manager
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Seems it's the only way to update my BIOS version. But it's not good for me, because I work on this server remotely.

Thanks for your help!

DSilv11
Valued Contributor III
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When installing the OFU driversmake sure you install them from a command prompt and navagate to the driver location. The Install,bat is exspecting a path so the command is INSTALL \

Also I would install all the OFU drivers for BIOS\BMC\FRUSDR \syscfg and SELVIEW.

(Just seems to work smother if all the drivers are loaded.)

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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A reboot is required after initial installation of the OFU.

idata
Community Manager
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Yes, I know that I must reboot after installation or deinstallation. It shows me error message before and after reboot.

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