Unsure what to try next. If so, you could try using pnputil to remove those first. On an internet connected machine: I did this same process successfully with earlier driver when I originally installed 2K12, but no joy this time. So your adapter was somehow set as disabled, then?
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Deployed Hyper-V from scratch. I was pulling my hair out! My whole week has been one instance of this after another.
I copied your inf wholesale and it works, but unfortunately my speed is a fraction of what it should be in Kbps, yikes. About 2 weeks ago i had server r2 and all was fine. Unsure what to try next.
Downloads for Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
The drivers that are installed with Server are from That is why i stumbled on this website. I came up with these links: On an internet connected machine: Hopefully once everything is installed things will be back to normal.
No wait, I can. Install copy locally the CoreFig files: So I followed the instructions, but switched out the drivers for the latest ones and the OS for Hyper-V Ran through same successful procedure as I used on the GUI install used same modified. If so, you could try using pnputil to remove those first. If the driver is actually incompatible with that version of the OS, it obviously will not work, but in most cases what works on the desktop OS works on the servers.
Downloaded and extracted with 7-Zip. I will look further. That is very peculiar.
Can confirm this solution works with: I looked around a bit for PowerShell commandlets to manage devices, and found this from This is no where to be found in all the infs i went through. I did this same process successfully with earlier driver when I originally installed 2K12, but no joy this time. Did you reboot after disabling the driver signing?
Correct on the previous driver install artifacts … pnputil -e showed entries for my last 3 attempts. Your email address will not be published. Thanks a lot for sharing your solution!
Support for the Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Ran pnputil -d against all 3 and then repeated the whole install process. These are the required lines. So your adapter was somehow set as disabled, then? OK, I was able to resolve this using the Intep tool.
Downloads for Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Do you have any previous attempts at installing the drivers on the system already?
For now I need to get on with other things, but I will return to this and update this blog with what I discover.