Network drivers for devices implemented for Server operating systems only cannot be used for iSCSI boot

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SUMMARY

Windows Setup media boots to WinPE. WinPE reports itself as a client operating system when loading drivers.  

Any driver used to access an iSCSI disk for deployment must allow installation on both client and server operating systems SKUs. Additionally, the driver must be signed in 64-bit scenarios.

If the device is supported for Server operating systems only or the INF for a 3rd party driver explicitly blocks installation on client SKUs of Windows, you will not be able to load the required 3rd party driver in WinPE, and therefore you will not be able to deploy to an iSCSI disk.

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Contact your driver vendor if you have a 3rd party driver which blocks installation on client operating systems SKUs.
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Article ID: 2510084 - Last Review: March 28, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Service Pack 2
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic 32-bit
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic Embedded
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic Embedded 32-bit
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise Embedded
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard Embedded
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Workgroup
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 Workgroup Embedded
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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