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No driver for intel pro 100M integrated network

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Just got a new Dell Dimension 3000n.  It comes with no operating system and I have installed Windows Server 2003 Standard.

This computer has integrated network, video and audio on the motherboard.  Windows detects them but no drivers seem to match so none are installed.  The video works but only at low resolution.  Rest of server runs fine.

I haven't put on any service packs yet.  Did Dell Diagnotics and all checks out great.

Checked intel and dell for drivers but only end user operating systems seem to have any.  Right now I am planning on putting in a network card and disabling the integrated network NIC.  I know that the machine is not meant to be a server but never had problems on other desktop machines.

So, question is, what is the deal with this integrated hardware and no drivers for Windows Server 2003?  And where are the drivers?
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If you know the model of the NIC, then drivers are available from www.intel.com. Can't give you the exact link right now as the site isn't responding! There is a support and drivers page that lists all the drivers for all the OSs.

I had a similar problem with the new IBM Thinkpad laptops, but once the driver is found and made available to the OS it all works fine from there.

Cheers

JamesDS
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Been there , done that.  Nothing.  Only drivers are for the PCI card , the Intel PRO 100M ...  not the "Intel PRO 100M integrated".  
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I take it then that the PRO/100M drivers didn't work then?
Have you looked on the dell support website for XP drivers (which usually work with Windows 2003)

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XP Drivers are on resource CD that came with system.  May try that but it just don't seem right.
Currently researching if intel has download for this motherboard.  I know it is the Intel 865GV chipset.
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XP drivers will probably be ok for Windows 2003 as the two OSs use the same driver model. Using the XP drivers will atleast allow you to get on the internet and run Windows Update - which may well provide an updated driver that is more suited to the OS - if one is available.

The motherboard drivers will possibly not include NIC drivers, so don't hold your breath!

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Found this link on Intel site that looks appropriate.  Even they don't mention windows 2003 server.
http://support.intel.com/design/motherbd/hz/hz_drive.htm

I will try the XP drivers , calling it a night for now.
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Yup, this looks good. The reason Windows 2003 drivers aren't specifically provided is that this is a desktop board and would not normally appear in a server - so Intel don't expect to have to provide drivers.

Let me know how it goes

Cheers

JamesDS
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I got it working.  Here is what I did.

I started the Resource CD that came with the Dell Dimension 3000n.  
I selected Windows XP as the operating system (Windows 2003 Standard already installed)
It detected the hardware and I installed all of the drivers it detected. Audio/Video/Netword/Software Configuration.
I went to Device Manager and selected the "update driver" option on any remaining devices with a question mark.
Reboot.

It all works!!!  Go figure.

Even though Dell said on invoice the network device was an Intel Pro 100M integrated, the Resource CD detected and installed the driver for an Intel 100 Pro VE Network device.  

Calling this issue closed and thanks for the help.
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Welcome, glad to help

Cheers

JamesDS
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