...and that is it isnt it?
Yes we are all aware of Intel's creative support solutions that is why no one buys Intel anymore, as soon as someting becomes difficult Intel support is rewritten under your feet like this board's support for XP which once read "Built for windows XP" and now reads "XP is not supported" The short end of this story is that it is one thing to not support something, and totally another thing to go out of your way to prevent support. Windows Server is nothing more than Windows 8.1 with a bigger rule book, yet Intel makes an effort to make something so simple as a LAN driver work on one but not installable on the other despite it being 100% workable. This is where you lost my business forever Intel.
Intel offer a solution or it is you who are no longer supported.