Microsoft KB Archive/932449
Article ID: 932449
Article Last Modified on 10/2/2007
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
When you start a computer by using Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) on a Remote Installation Services (RIS) server, on a Windwows Deployment Server(WDS), or on an Automated Deployment Services (ADS) server, the network adapter is not detected. You experience this symptom even though the network adapter driver is included in the image or it exists in the Presystem folder.
On an RIS server, you receive the following error message:
On an ADS server, you receive the following error message:
On a Windows Deployment Server, you may receive the following error message when you start the WDSCLIENT WdsClient:
This issue occurs if the server is running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition.
This issue occurs if the network adapter uses a virtual bus driver to enumerate network adapters. A network device must be visible during the initial download operation that occurs during the bootstrap process. If a network adapter uses a virtual bus driver, the network adapter is not detected until later.
To resolve this issue, contact the vendor of the network adapter to obtain a network adapter driver that does not require a virtual bus driver. Some third-party vendors call this type of driver a "monolithic" driver or a RIS-specific driver.
For information about how to contact the vendor of the network adapter, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
823658 "The operating system image you selected does not contain the necessary drivers for your network adapter" error message during the text-mode part of Setup when you deploy an operating system image by using RIS
841550 You receive an error message when you start a Windows Server 2003-based computer by using the ADS Deployment Agent
Additional query words: boot enumerate
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