I have a number of servers with two network cards. Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled. Email Required, but never shown. Well when I visit that link, and choose R2, there are no downloads available. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office and System Center.

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Windows Server R2 running on the Home Server automatically installed Microsoft drivers and detected the NICs, however that left me without the Advanced Network features to enable the team. I have to cross my fingers and sing a chant to get the other ones that even show bridging as an option to install.

Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. This team type is supported on Cisco switches with channelling mode set to “ON”, Intel switches capable of Link Aggregation, and other switches capable of static Just signed up to advise anyone else wading through all the materials to get this to work.

Currently I have it just connected to a single nic with the standard drivers. Email Required, but never shown.

With the proper Intel driver installed, I was now left with one problem and that was still the teaming. While staying with R2, does anyone know of any possible alternatives?


According to their website, they have no plans to change this. This is how I configure teaming, too.

There seems something amiss here, as my understanding is that DHCP doesnt look at the “workstation” that the card is on, but the MAC address of the card itself, as far as the DHCP server should be concerned, each card is a completely seperate device, and therefore should be handing out different IP’s.

I have a Dell PowerEdge server and a gigabit switch that supports nic teaming and was configured to do so.

Someone said to make DNS a dependency of the teaming service, but I haven’t tried it yet. I think the record was one IP address handed out to four stations.

Reading the information for the Static Link Aggregation mode is a note about Cisco: Two commands completes the config: Page 1 of 2 1 10000 Last Jump to page: I have searched the forums and the wider web and I can’t find anything of use to help with Now back to esxi 5.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I know I can probably just get a new network adapter for it, but with the good deal I got, that would cost more than the server!


After specifying the Intel directory as the source directory, sure enough, Windows installed the Intel versions of the drivers, digitally signed without any complaints. I tried everything manual device driver install, setting gpedit. So now I am back to running just one of the cards, very frustrated about the whole situation.

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So I cannot install the in-box drivers and get ProSet to see them it seems. You have to use the built-in drivers that come with R2, which do not support the additional features. After this defeat, I launched Device Manager and attempted to pto install the drivers by using the Update Device Driver method. I had to do each independently.

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I don’t see how teaming will address you dhcp oddities I had a similar experience with Windows teaming and DNS not starting. Strangely enough, I experimented with various drivers in an intell to force it to work. At one point, the teaming was working, but there were side effects such as the DNS server refusing to start. Originally posted some gibberish about giving your servers statics.

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