We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

SBS 2008 Install: Network Adapter Not Found

TookyG
TookyG asked
on
1,430 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I'm attempting to install Windows SBS 2008.  After clicking next on the date/time dialog, the installer says the network adapter was not found.  The adapter shows up in the device manager yet the test network adapter link always returns that the network adapter still is not working.  This is occurring with 2 different NICs, the mobos integrated NIC and a PCIe NIC.

Anyone have a solution/workaround?  Thank you!
Comment
Watch Question

What kind of motherboard are you using?  Have you downloaded the newest drivers fromthe manufacturers websit.  Both NIC and chipset.

Author

Commented:
It's an Asus M4N72-E.  I have tried the latest drivers for the chipset and both NICs.  No luck.
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Author

Commented:
Thanks for your responses.  I ended up solving the issue by formatting the RAID array and beginning a fresh install.  The difference between the first time and the second is that I installed all drivers for all devices at the same time rather than just the NIC drivers.  Thanks again!

Commented:
Installing SBS i'm stuck because SBS can't find my network adapter. I have a ASUS P6T motherboard with onboard ethernet. I forgot to plug in my ethernet cable till after I entered the product key. Any suggestions on how to get around this. I'm unable to do a reinstall because it has disabled my boot device priority.
Thanks for your assistance.
- Tom
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.