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If I'm not wrong the OS part of Windows Server 2011 SBS is Windows Server 2008 R2. As you said, Windows Server 2008 R2 was never validated on S3000AH. Intel does not provide any drivers for Windows Server 2008 R2, and there is no official support from Intel.
Now the good news is, Windows Server 2008 R2 has most onboard device drivers embedded.
Did you get the error message when booting from the USB key? I don't think you need to disable everything in BIOS... Instead, just load BIOS defaults by pressing F9 and try again. Did you also try to boot from a DVD-ROM drive?
I put the Setup files on a DVD DL and it works.
The motherboard cant install from USB. Is to old for that i think. Or just something with
I had to use some drivers from server 2008.
But it dont work very well.
Start menu hangs sometime. I need to make a new task; explorer.exe.
Netwok centrum wont start.
So i need to see if i can get it work perfect. Or else downgrade to 2008 sbs.
From the intel website those both drivers:
and i found on the internet the AMD es1000 driver for server 2008 R2.
From the intel website was the Chipset driver hulpfull for some uninstalled hardware. But the onboard network driver was not hulpfull.
And i think the AMD es1000 was niet very good for the windows server 2011 install.
So i am reinstalling the server with server 2011 SBS again. But it takes a while.
Next time i only install the chipset driver. Windows install the onboard network. And see the se1000 chip as standard vga. So good enough.
Only i have 2 more unknown hardware: IPMI connector and something with serial pci bus.
But the motherboard dont have IPMI and the serial ports are disabled in the bios.
You can install the On Board Network Driver by running the batch file in the root folder. It gives you advanced netwrok features like teaming and VLAN. If the server is running stably, it should be OK to leave the unknown hardware as is.
Is have checked the specs and teaming with the NIC's wasnt there.
Do you think that is a big performance boost when I use teaming?
I see on the internet that there is more load balancing and more fault tolerance.
So Then I think i going to use that.
And i see that areca's arent supported yet.
Its get difficult to use windows server 2011
For information about teaming, check http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-009747.htm.
However, there are limitations for the onboard NIC. From the TPS:The Intel® 82573E Gigabit Ethernet controller supports Intel® AMT technology, which is in conflict with teaming implementations. Therefore, the Intel® 82573E Ethernet controller does not support teaming.
The other onboard NIC (82541PI) is a legacy PCI device, which should has "In box" support only in Windows Server 2008 R2. Also check http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-030614.htm.
So if you want to use teaming, you'll need to add at least one add-on NIC with teaming support.