I'm a sysadmin at a building controls company. We are trying to revive a Building Management Server with very expensive and important software on it. I cannot for the life of me, install a single network adapter.
Their server died, so I backed up the hard drive and installed it in another computer. Loaded up ultimate boot disk, changed the registry keys (removed drivers and change processor type), then booted into windows.
Thinking I was almost done, I tried installing the onboard LAN adapter with no success. After trying over 5 different adapters including wireless cards and staying at the office till 2am, we still cannot get this server operational. I have created an image and finally have the server as a virtual machine, yet can't even get the LAN adapter working with that!
Running out of ideas and a new installation of windows isn't possible due to licensing limitations.
I just need this server with a network adapter installed. Can anyone think of anything else to try? I can't let this computer beat me..