I've just installed W2K8 R2 SP1 on a Dell poweredge 2850. The network card isn't working correctly - keeps cycling through these states: identifying, enabling, network, network cable unplugged. The card is an Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT.
When I did try and install Intel_LAN_10.2_W2K864_A01.exe it I got the error: "Cannot install drivers. No Intel(R) Adapters present in this computer".
I've tested the cable and switch port on other machines and they work fine.
Going to give ProWinx64.exe a try...
I got the same error with ProWinx64.exe - install started, put up a "please Wait..." dialog, ran for a minute or two and then came back with:
"Cannot install drivers. No Intel(R) Adapters are present on this computer."
(However, I can see an Intel card in networking and when I run belarc it gives: "Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection")
This is frustrating. Any ideas? Thanks.
Tried an Ubuntu live CD - booted fine - but no network connection. Does this seem like a NIC hardware problem? Any other tests I could do to narrow it down?