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Adding Gigabit NIC to Proliant 1200

Scott Bonner
Occasional Visitor

Adding Gigabit NIC to Proliant 1200

Hello all,

I want to add an Intel PRO/1000 T Server Adapter to a Proliant 1200 Server here at office. I was told I would need to boot to a Compaq maintenance partition from floppy disks to install the card. Apparently when this system was rebuilt on 2000 they didn't install the maintenance partition.

Is it true that I do have to boot to this partition to install the card? And if so where can I get this Maintenance software?

Have a great day!!!

Best Regards,

Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding Gigabit NIC to Proliant 1200

This server is not "plug and play". There isn't a standard bios present like on most desktops which allow resources to be automatically assigned to new devices.

I would recommend running the system configuration utility off of floppies, available at:

These allow resources be assigned to new hardware.
The truth is out there, but I forgot the URL..
Scott Bonner
Occasional Visitor

Re: Adding Gigabit NIC to Proliant 1200

Thank you Terry!! That is exactly the answer I was looking for.