I'm trying to install some Intel drivers in a Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bits) box. These drivers come in a CD. Problem is, this is a "browser-driven" install. And Internet Explorer, in this server environment, is very quirky when it comes to security.
When I try to select the driver for my Windows version, Internet Explorer says that IE ESC (Enhanced Security) blocked the page and suggests adding it to the trusted sites. When I try to do so, using
file://, I cannot add it, IE tells me that there invalid wildcard characters in the path.
Here's what I tried:
- Disabling IE ESC temporarily: same results
- Browsing the CD contents with file explorer: Inside the folder IE doesn't let me access, there are many zip files, full of .inf, md5, .sys, .inf files, but no Setup.exe. I extracted everything to a temporary folder and told Windows to look there when seeking drivers. This way, I got rid of all warnings in Device Manager. But the CD contains extra utilities, and the device drivers list in the browser install was way longer than the list of warnings in device manager. So I feel I'm missing things.
I believe the main problem is that the zip files in the paths confuse IE. Any ideas?
Edit: The URL IE is blocking is:
D corresponds to my DVD drive. I can access this folder using file explorer.