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During a Bare Metal Restore of Windows Home Server, the updated network drivers for the Realtek family of network adapters may have to be manually updated. You can update the drivers by using a Vista (WinServer 2008) driver. The restore CD for the Windows Home Server will indicate that the inbox driver for the restore CD is present. However, this driver may not work as expected. Additionally, there is no network connectivity. To resolve this issue, download the drivers from the Realtek site and then install them during the Bare Metal Restore by using a USB flash drive. This processis outlined in the stepsprovided in the More Information section.
Note Passively adding the drivers on the USB flash drive will not work because the existing drivers are already loaded. You must follow the steps in the More Information section.
To update the Realtek network adapter drivers during a Bare Metal Restore, follow these steps:
For more information about how to update Realtek network adapters, visit the following Microsoft Forums posting in the Windows Home Server Software board:
How to update Realtek NIC drivers during Bare Metal Restore for Windows XP 32bit
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