Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Dell PowerEdge 800 nic drivers

Posted on 2006-11-28
10
Medium Priority
?
1,168 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have just reinstalled 2003 on a Dell PowerEdge 800, everything went fine except I cant find the drivers anywhere, I input the service tag # at dells site and found two different Intel drivers however when I point the device in the direction of the unzipped file.. no go. Any ideas would be great.
Thanks

IB
0
Comment
Question by:ibhangen
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
10 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:trippleO7
ID: 18029082
Have you tried grabbing them from the intel site?
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Pber
ID: 18029128
Do you still have the DELL Setup or Service and Diagnostic CD's.  They might have the right drivers for 2003
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Pber
ID: 18029177
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 

Author Comment

by:ibhangen
ID: 18029194
I have and nothing, also I do not have the cd?
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Pber
ID: 18029234
What does Device Manager show?  Are there a few UnKnown devices?
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:trippleO7
ID: 18029488
I'm still confused on this pointing to the unzipped files....these are self-extracting .exe files and the install happens on the fly.  There should be no need for you to point it to the folder where it extracted.  It should do it all for you.
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
Pber earned 500 total points
ID: 18029631
Dell's driver updates methods are dismal.

Download and run the driver.  Click Unzip and it will extract to a folder (c:\intel\W2K3).

Method 1,
Navagate to the c:\intel\W2K3\Base_Drivers and right click the INF files and select install.
Load Device Manager and Scan for Hardware changes.
Hopefully it will detect the right driver

Method 2,
Usually installing the ProSET will install the right drivers for you.  You can try this:
Navigate to the c:\intel\W2K3\MGMT_Apps\ProSET
Navidate ahead to find the file called Proset.msi
Execute that.
Drivers should install.

Method 3,
Load device manager and right click the unknown devices and select update driver.  
Select No, not this time for the Windows update and click next
Select "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)" click next
Click "Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install." Click next
Click Have Disk
Click Browse and browse the extracted files (c:\intel\W2K3\Base Drivers).
Select one of the INFs and click Open then OK.
Follow the rest of the prompts.
NICS should be detected.




0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Pber
ID: 18036785
Which method did you use?
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
Integration Management Part 2
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question