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.
- Download the Intel x64 Network Drivers here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23071/Network-Adapter-Driver-for-Windows-8-1-
(20.7 Date: 2/11/2016)
- Once downloaded. Right click the ‘PROWinx64.exe’ and select 7-Zip and Extract to “PROWinx64\” this will extract the driver executable to a folder
- Once extracted navigate to: \PROWinx64\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS64Find ‘e1d64x64.INF’ and right click and select Open to open with Notepad
- Find the Heading ‘[Intel.NTamd18.104.22.168]’ and copy the devices in this section