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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:
Download the network driver from the following Realtek website:
Select the Realtek model network adapter that is installed on the client computer, and then download the "Vista and WinServer 2008 Driver" on the download page for that model network adapter. For more information about how to do this, visit the following Realtek FAQ webpage: