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Struggling a little bit with this myself.  I'm on an R630, and moving away from GUI based to headless Core based hosts (Hyper-V/2016).  Traditional install shows No active NICs available when Core ... See more...
Struggling a little bit with this myself.  I'm on an R630, and moving away from GUI based to headless Core based hosts (Hyper-V/2016).  Traditional install shows No active NICs available when Core is loaded. Running the Emulex driver installer fails to resolve this.  I'm aware of procedures regarding using pnputil.exe to install the .inf files directly, but even an extraction of the drivers only provides an executable, no .inf files available.  So then I looked at the OS Deployment option through Lifecycle controller. I've got my UEFI boot set to load drivers from a FAT32 memory stick. Successfully uploaded the latest 2016 driver pack. The next step is selecting the OS Media, and here I've hit a brick wall.  FAT32 won't allow a 6GB ISO of course, so I've got another USB stick on NTFS with the ISO installer present.  My understanding is that while UEFI doesn't allow booting from NTFS, it should still be able to work with it.  It's not recognising the media, and I've now read a forum post stating that Lifecycle Controller will only recognise Retail ISOs, and not Volume License!?  Bit of a major and undocumented limitation with that, so I feel I've wasted time with that option.    So... can anyone tell me the most efficient way to install Server 2016 Core, with appropriate drivers loaded ?  Thanks in advance,