Hyper-V 2012 R2 on an Intel NUC (NUC5i7RYH)

One of the problems with Hyper-V 2012 R2 on an Intel NUC – NUC5i7RYH was because of the ‘Client’ network card chipset. Windows Server 2012 would not install the Ethernet Adapter for the Server operating system.

Once I made the manual adjustments to the Network drivers to get this going, I then slipstreamed the drivers and Server 2012 R2 updates (as of Feb 2016) into a Hyper-V 2012 R2 ISO which can then be made bootable for future Hyper-V installations.

Changing the Intel Network Drivers Manually

7-Zip or WinRAR will be needed to extract the EXE to a folder location. In these examples, I am using 7-Zip.

  • Once extracted navigate to: \PROWinx64\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS64Find ‘e1d64x64.INF’ and right click and select Open to open with Notepad
  • Find the Heading ‘[Intel.NTamd64.6.3.1]’ and copy the devices in this section

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