Drivers for Windows Server 2012 RC for Intel 10 Gigabit AT2 adapter

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As I mentioned yesterday, I'm running Windows Server 2012 RC with my Intel 10 Gigabit AT2 adapters. I've had several emails asking me where I got the drivers from as the latest Intel drivers do not install.

Whilst it's true that you can't currently run the downloaded driver exe, PROWinx64.exe on Windows Server 2012 RC (or anything later than Win7). You CAN unzip the exe (it's just an executable zip file) and then simply use the device manager to update the driver and then browse to the directory that you unzipped the exe into.

I'm sure updated drivers that DO officially support Windows Server 2012 RC will become available shortly, but until then this approach works for me.

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I do this with printer drivers, you can often avoid a lot of the crud that comes with them then.

Tony,

Yeah, that's a good plan. Especially since most printers come with far too much crud IMHO...

Whilst installing these NIC drivers this way works for me, it doesn't help people who need to have some of the "crud" to let them set up VLANs... :(

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