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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Configure Hardware

We think the ICT Wizard has a huge hole in it—one that we really don’t understand. Before you can configure your server, we think it just makes sense to get your hardware working. As you can see in Figure 7-2, we didn’t have a lot of choice—our network card isn’t supported without adding a driver, so the ICT Wizard thought we didn’t have any network adapters installed at all. Microsoft makes every effort to get as many drivers as possible on the installation DVD, but the reality is that new hardware will continue to be released after Windows Server 2008 ships, and some of that hardware will require drivers that aren’t on the DVD.

So for us, the first step is to open Device Manager and check for devices that are missing or not ...

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