The NUC team does not provide support for nor validate drivers for any of the Server O/Ss. Unless someone else had located applicable drivers and can tell you about them, you are on your own...
Ohh I understand that the NUC team would likely not provide support ... was floating the question to see if anyone else might have figured it out ....
Although I didn't use a server OS on NUC, I did find that network interface driver was not automantically installed by Windows 10.
I used AIDA64 to identify the network interface name and found a driver for it at Download Intel® Ethernet Connections CD .
You may get this driver and have a try.
Hey there RexZhang,
OK, I hadn't thought about using a tool like AIDA64 ... I'll give it a shot ...
I am curious though as you were installing Windows 10, why you would not just download the NUC official driver for Win10?
I got around the initial NIC issues under windows 10 by using an ASUS wireless USB nic so that during install I could register it with my MS ID and not use a key. Once done, I just DL'd the right drivers from Intel ....
But as mentioned ... for Server OS's this is a no go, so I'll give that tool a shot ....
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Unfortunately this operating system has not been validated to work with this Intel® NUC and some drivers will not be available, see here for more information http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-nuc-boards/000005628.html.
have you considered that the Windows 2012 R2 kernel is the same as the Windows 8.1 kernel, and that perhaps the drivers for win8.1 might work under w2k12 r2? Did you try?
I am quite aware that 2012 R2 and 8.1 share the same kernel, just as preview 4 of 2016 is currently at a Win10 Threshold 2 level.
If you read my original post all the way through, you would have seen that the Win10 drivers were tried on 2016 to no avail. There is a bit more to it than just having the same kernel.
When I was finding the LAN driver for my NUC6i5SYH, there wasn't any LAN driver in the NUC6i5SYH category. I even tried a driver for the older NUC, with no luck.
I think they added that driver to the category later.
In the case of our little Gen 6 NUC's we have a new & improved NIC. So no way that drivers for previous NUCs would work.
I am a system integrator by trade .... I was simply hoping to avoid having to take the installation package apart in order to get at the drivers and build my own installer, but it is looking like I won't have a choice if I want to run a server OS on these little guys .....