I am sorry to hear that have had issues with Intel® Rapid Storage enterprise version.
According to Read me file for SetupCIM.exe, windows 2012 server has not been validated. The software only works for Windows 2008 server.
Please take a look at read me file available at C:\Program Files\Intel\CIM for Intel(R) RSTe
1. I cannot look into C:\Program Files\Intel\CIM for Intel(R) RSTe, since i never managed to install the package, because SetupCIM.exe didn't explode it's content correctly.
2. On Intel's web side https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22139&lang=eng&wapkw=setupcim it is stated:
Operating Systems:Windows Server 2003 *, Windows Server 2008 *, Windows 7 *, Windows 8*, Windows Server 2008 R2*, Windows Server 2012*, Windows Vista *, Windows XP * - that, at least - is in some contradiction to your statement.
If still this version that should work with W2K12* is not to work with W2K12 R2, can you please make sure that i get a notice by e-mail, as soon as the new version is available?
Many thanks and best regards