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Different driver versions for physical and virtual interfaces

Hi all, I have a question, I have configured 2 physical interfaces in a Teaming using Windows, but check the driver version for all of them, previously to Teaming configuration, first I had the oldest version for physical interfaces, so, I did an update and the interfaces are using now Version 214.0.0.0 next I create 4 interfaces using windows Teaming, but the driver version are still the oldest for this virtual interfaces.

Is this correct? Can I do an update for this drivers?
Name : FSaaS-VLAN4053
InterfaceDescription : Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver #3
InterfaceIndex : 15
MacAddress : B0-26-28-23-46-28
MediaType : 802.3
PhysicalMediaType : 802.3
InterfaceOperationalStatus : Up
AdminStatus : Up
LinkSpeed(Gbps) : 20
MediaConnectionState : Connected
ConnectorPresent : False
VlanID : 4053
DriverInformation : Driver Date 2006-06-21 Version 10.0.14393.0

Name : FSaaS-VLAN4052
InterfaceDescription : Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver #4
InterfaceIndex : 18
MacAddress : B0-26-28-23-46-28
MediaType : 802.3
PhysicalMediaType : 802.3
InterfaceOperationalStatus : Up
AdminStatus : Up
LinkSpeed(Gbps) : 20
MediaConnectionState : Connected
ConnectorPresent : False
VlanID : 4052
DriverInformation : Driver Date 2006-06-21 Version 10.0.14393.0

Name : NIC4
InterfaceDescription : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2
InterfaceIndex : 5
MacAddress : B0-26-28-23-46-27
MediaType : 802.3
PhysicalMediaType : 802.3
InterfaceOperationalStatus : Down
AdminStatus : Up
LinkSpeed(Mbps) : 0
MediaConnectionState : Disconnected
ConnectorPresent : True
VlanID : 0
DriverInformation : Driver Date 2018-08-01 Version 214.0.0.0 NDIS 6.30

Name : NIC3
InterfaceDescription : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
InterfaceIndex : 2
MacAddress : B0-26-28-23-46-26
MediaType : 802.3
PhysicalMediaType : 802.3
InterfaceOperationalStatus : Down
AdminStatus : Up
LinkSpeed(Mbps) : 0
MediaConnectionState : Disconnected
ConnectorPresent : True
VlanID : 0
DriverInformation : Driver Date 2018-08-01 Version 214.0.0.0 NDIS 6.30

Name : FSaaS
InterfaceDescription : Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver
InterfaceIndex : 6
MacAddress : B0-26-28-23-46-28
MediaType : 802.3
PhysicalMediaType : 802.3
InterfaceOperationalStatus : Up
AdminStatus : Up
LinkSpeed(Gbps) : 20
MediaConnectionState : Connected
ConnectorPresent : False
DriverInformation : Driver Date 2006-06-21 Version 10.0.14393.0

Name : FSaaS-VLAN2132
InterfaceDescription : Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver #2
InterfaceIndex : 12
MacAddress : B0-26-28-23-46-28
MediaType : 802.3
PhysicalMediaType : 802.3
InterfaceOperationalStatus : Up
AdminStatus : Up
LinkSpeed(Gbps) : 20
MediaConnectionState : Connected
ConnectorPresent : False
VlanID : 2132
DriverInformation : Driver Date 2006-06-21 Version 10.0.14393.0

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CandyLuo-MSFT answered

Hi ,

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>>Is this correct? Can I do an update for this drivers?

Based on my test results, this is by design. It has no relationship with physical NIC driver version. The virtual NIC driver version is related with OS version. If you want to update virtual NIC driver version, please install the latest windows update. And then you will get the latest version of virtual NIC.

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