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Microsoft KB Archive/171412

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Article ID: 171412

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171412


During unattended installation of Windows NT Server or Workstation, the Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMC) 8416 and other SMC network cards are not recognized.


These cards have to be selected.


SMC is aware of this problem and has released new drivers and .inf files that work with unattended installations. Contact SMC and obtain the SMC-NT.exe hotfix, then perform the following steps:

  1. Backup the following files in your Windows NT distribution share point because they will be updated:


  2. Copy the SMC drivers into your distribution share point for Windows NT:


  3. Depending on if you are installing Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0, copy these files into your distribution share point also:
    • Windows NT Server 4.0


    • Windows NT Workstation 4.0


  4. If you are using your own Unattend.txt file, please take note of the section below, the keywords required for each SMC adapter are listed on the LimitTo line.

       DetectCount = 1
       ; SMC Incorporated the SMC NT drivers and file names into the
       ; necessary files so that SMC PCI adapters will now autodetect
       ; during the normal Windows NT 4.0 detection phase.
       ; Certain Keywords have been changed to do this properly.
       ; "DC21140" =  SMC9332DST EtherPower 10/100
       ;              SMC9332BDT EtherPower 10/100
       ;              SMC9332BVT EtherPower 10/100
       ; "DC21041" =  SMC8432 EtherPower With ROM Socket
       ; "DC21040" =  SMC8432 EtherPower Without ROM Socket
       LimitTo = DC21140, DC21041, DC21040, SMC8416, SMC8216, SMC8013



SMC Overview

The purpose of this file is to allow for the automatic installation of Windows NT Workstation or Server 4.0 with the SMC PCI family adapters and the Ultra series adapters.

PCI Familiy includes
EtherPower 10/100 (SMC9332BDT, SMC9332BVT, SMC9332DST)
EtherPower (SMC8432BT, SMC8432T, SMC8432e)
EtherPower^2 (SMC8434)

Ultra Family Include
EtherEZ Adatpers (8416)
Ultra Series Adapters (8216)
Elite Series Adapters (80x3)

This software distribution has drivers, unattended files, and sample scripts for both Windows NT Server and Workstation version 4.0. The specific files required for each operating system are contained in the subdirectories.

The SMC article mentioned here is published by STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS CORPORATION a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this article or the third-party products mentioned.

Additional query words: SMC 8416 unattended Setup

Keywords: kb3rdparty kbbug kbfix kbsbk kbsetup KB171412