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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.

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.


Version 12.5.5, A04



Release date

07 Dec 2011

Last Updated

20 May 2016


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:NIC_DRVR_WIN_R310599.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 36 MB
Format Description:Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Intel_LAN_12.5.5_W2K3_8_64_A04.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 31 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

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Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2003 x64
Applies to
PCI-E Dual Port Copper (Portville DT)
PCI-E Quad Port Copper (Portville QT)
Installation instructions
e files.
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.

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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