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Intel and Windows 2003 SP2 Don't Play Well !!!

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Intel and Windows 2003 SP2 Don't Play Well !!!

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I have been testing the latest Windows 2003 SP2 update Dell 2850 Servers. The test servers are fully patched with all pre-SP2 updates and have Intel Pro 1000 Nics configured as teams for load balancing.

On installing the SP2 update the team information is lost and (the Nic team just evaporates) leaving cards that cant be assigned IP addresses. The only way around is to remove the team.

However in one case the missing team became so corrupt that it could not be removed - I currently have server that will not take any Nic drivers, despite being the correct version.

You can't delete the offending hardware installation and 2K3 says the hardware is required to boot the PC (PXE Cards)

Has anybody else come across this problem and if so found a good solution?

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beth blakley@...

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Posted: 03/23/2007 @ 07:41 (edited 03/23/2007 @ 08:07)

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TheChas

First, have you tried the Hotfix Scan Tool from Microsoft?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eff8438f-8cc9-43eb-85c7-14dfcc099ee8&DisplayLang=en

It looks like some hotfixes need to be removed and then installed again after the upgrade.

Second, have you tried updating the hardware drivers from Dell or Intel?

Chas

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SP2 had been rolled out. TY

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shr3d5

I've only had problems with SP2. All the others I have talked to said the same thing. My experience has been frequent blue screens with it.

I never had any problems with Server 2003 until SP2 came out...

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just problems with Intel NICS.

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bob.woods

After applying SP-2 to our print server we had printers whose queues would not connect. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923218 has information about the issue. The article states theat this problem has been fixed in SP-2. Guess they didn't test very well! We have rolled SP-1 back out for now which fixed all print queues.

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somebozo

certain revisions of dell servers and sp2 don't play well.. I have been applying them on HP all the way from DL380 g3 - g5 and no issues so far.