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Intel Intel PCI-E 10Gig and 1Gig Family of Server Adapters, v.12.5.5, A04
Intel NIC drivers for W2K3x64, W2K8x64, and W2K8R2.
Release Date 8/10/2011
Importance: Urgent
Version: 12.5.5,A04

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Intel NIC drivers for W2K3x64, W2K8x64, and W2K8R2.

Level of Importance:Urgent

Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

Important Information

A DOS window will appear during installation DO NOT close this window it will close once the DUP has completed. DCB (FCoE) installation instructions for Windows 2008 x86 and x64. By default the Dell Update Package (DUP) package NIC_DRVR_WIN_R301835.EXE will not install the DCB component of the Intel driver as a Microsoft initiated reboot is required. To install the DCB (FCoE ) component run the Control Panel, Add Remove Programs and run the Intel application, select the modify option and DCB (FCoE) will be presented as an install option.


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Operating Systems
MS Windows 2008 x64
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

  • PCI-E Dual Port Copper (Portville DT)
  • PCI-E Quad Port Copper (Portville QT)

Fixes & Enhancements

A potential issue with 10Gb Ethernet Controller drivers (X520 and 82598) that could possibly allow a denial-of-service attack. Additional information on the nature of the security exposure, in the form of a security advisory may be obtained at . search for INTEL-SA-00028. The document name is “Intel Ethernet 82598 and 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Denial of Service.

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package Instructions for NIC_DRVR_WIN_R310599.EXE:


1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.


1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Click the Install button.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

Instructions for Intel_LAN_12.5.5_W2K3_8_64_A04.exe

1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 

Extract Files 
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package. 
2. Specify the location to unzip the files. 
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.            


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