Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). With this announcement, we are happy to reveal the current state of driver support for Dell servers to help make your experience better.
Dell has been working with Microsoft for over two years to bring you the best possible experience on Dell hardware. As a part of this effort we’ve worked with internal teams and vendors to submit drivers to Microsoft for inclusion in the Windows media. As a result, this Microsoft release has the majority of our device drivers in the Windows media “inbox”.
Having a driver inbox reduces the need to download drivers manually from Dell’s website saving time and making support tasks easier.
In addition to our newer 12th Generation & 11th Generation servers, This Microsoft RTM release of Windows Server 2012 has been installed successfully on 9th Generation PowerEdge Servers (i.e. PE1950, PE2900, PE2950, etc.)
As always, Dell will provide updated Windows Server 2012 drivers on support.dell.com as they become available, usually after our launch.
Below is a summary of the device drivers available in Windows Server 2012 RTM:
Network: Network Controller Cards Supported on Dell Platforms.
Dell Inbox driver exceptions in Windows Server 2012:
Listed below are a few device drivers which are not inbox in Windows Server 2012. Dell is currently working with vendors to provide these drivers as Out-of-Box and will be posted on support.dell.com when available.
Because Windows Server 2012 RTM media is now finalized, Dell will qualify and validate this release on our supported platforms and storage. More details on this date will be posted at a later time. Dell will only provide limited support for Windows Server 2012 until validation testing has been completed and the OS has been released for sale.
This article was originally written by Kailash Chander & Michael Schroeder
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Thanks for these great resources guys!
I have a 1955 server with a SAS 5/iR Integrated controller and server 2012 does not detect the raid
how can i use NLB on Ethernet ?
we have PowerEdge 2900 (s/t 7QGM63J)
Win2012 server asks for additional driver when trying to install it. What's the matter?