How to install an Intel Network Adapter driver on a Microsoft Hyper-V Server?

Van Quach 26 Reputation points
2022-02-04T14:20:26.76+00:00

Hello!

I've already read about the command:
pnputil -i -a C:\Drivers\LAN\filename.inf

I cannot find the .inf file
Intel provides only an .exe: Wired_driver_26.8_x64.exe

This is the instruction from the Intel Website:

Plug and Play Update

After you extract the files from the archive using the /e parameter, you can use them to do a plug and play update or install.

Start Windows Device Manager
Right click on the NIC you want to update and select Update Driver.
Follow the directions in the Hardware Update Wizard to select the drivers you extracted. 

It would be quite easier, if I had the device manager. But I only have a command line available.

I'm grateful for any advice

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP
    2022-02-04T14:35:52.553+00:00

    Looks like you can run the EXE to extract the files to some temp location.
    https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel-vPro-Platform/Extract-drivers-as-sys-inf-files-from-infinst-autol-exe/m-p/190433

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