How do I load the Windows 2008 driver for the onboard Intel 82579 NIC card? Windows 2008 finds the NIC card and it can be seen under Device Manager. When I try to load the 64-bit NIC driver either from the Lenovo site or the Intel Site (second), the driver wont load.
I am not 100% sure what you meant by the driver will not load, but I suspect that your LAN device is not supported on a server OS. Take a look at the discussion for 2008 R2 NIC driver for 82579V, which you might find helpful.