Intel 6 Series Motherboards and WDS Problem
We've run into a bit of a problem - and it would appear that Intel have acknowledged the issue.
Stone Computers have given us a valuation machine to try things out on - this is so we can test our image and make sure all is ok. We use WDS to install Windows 7 and as normal do a PXE boot with F12. The machine boots initially and all seems well until you get to the screen with the initial 3 options, with the first being to Run the Deployment Wizard to install a new OS. Soon as we click this we get an error saying "A connection to the deployment share (Server path) could not be made." This indicates no Windows 7 driver for the network card can be found. So, we've had this before and you just need to inject the correct drivers into the Toolkit and rebuild the boot image. Except in this case it doesnt work!
The device ID in the .inf file does not match the Device ID of the network card! :eek: I've been bashing my head against the wall trying to sort this. Frustratingly we can build the machine straight from the Windows 7 DVD and install the drivers manually and it works, but just refuses to accept the driver for the card when using WDS.
Stone have been really helpfully in trying to solve this issue, they have replaced the motherboard to different models but still no luck. Working with the Technical Manager it would appear (and Intel have now confirmed) that there is an issue with all the 6 Series motherboards! Be it a driver issue or a BIOS issue, this seems to have kicked a bit of a hornets nest with Stone and Intel.
Has anybody else got WDS working with these boards? The model we have at the moment is DQ670W, but we have had the DH61 also but either don't work.