Saturday 8 September 2007

SBS Premium - Intel ProSet not working?

So far, with every build of SBS Premium, we have lost the Teaming ability on the server.

We have run the P3Uninst.exe file on the server to no avail.

We made sure to shut down all IP related services on the server before attempting any form of uninstall/reinstall.

We then ran the ProSet install utility with the Remove option. This too did not bring back the teaming ability.

Out of the three adapters in this server, two showed the Teaming tab, but if we tried to create a team, we were greeted with:

No Intel server adapter or Intel integrated connection is available for teaming. Each team must include at least one Intel server adapter or Intel integrated connection.
There is something on SBS Premium that is interfering with the teaming. So far, we have not been able to figure out just what that is.

We do not W2K3 SP2 our SBS boxes unless absolutely necessary at this point. So, the problem is not stemming from SP2 issues.

It does not seem to matter whether we are building on a S3000AH Xeon 3000 series board or a S5000PSL Xeon 5000 series board.

Anyone else having similar experiences?

Note: We only build our SBS based servers on the above Intel Server Platforms. We are very conservative in our choice of platform for SBS, and the Intel one has worked very well for us.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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1 comment:

stryqx said...

I have a vague recollection that the driver/ProSet version has something to do with it.

I definitely know that ProSet discourages you from using the onboard management port in a team, which is why I've used additional Intel NICs to create teams with.

There's a Google groups thread that talks about adapter teaming and SBS 2003. Maybe that's of use.