NIC’s died on me after a windows update today. Fortunately I had just installed a usb-ethernet adapter, and a usb-vga adapter. Both nics are completely gone from the system, and all that remains is a western digital Teaming adapter. The teaming adapter combines the two physical adapters, which were killed by windows update.
Going to see if I can get them back somehow.
For the VGA adapter, I had to install an intel video controller driver for an Intel Atom D525 processor. I’m guessing I will have to do something like that for the NIC’s, but not certain. Going to try and backout the windows update and see what happens first.
Seems to be no way of getting the NIC’s back. And there’s no way to uninstall the default Teaming NIC adapter. I believe the double NIC failure is most likely caused by a blown driver. The physical NIC’s are bound to the Virtual Teaming adapter somehow. Probably some sort of command line magic. That bridge probably gets broken, taking the NIC’s with it. It’s some sort of weird proprietary hardware configuration using intel chipsets. It’s not worth my time any longer trying to sort it out.
My unit is working fine with the USB-Ethernet adapter. It’s also been really nice connecting a monitor to it. I actually have mine integrated with a KVM switch, and it works like any other server in the rack.
I can access my DX4000 directly like any other computer, or remotely through RDP.
I just find it hard to believe both NIC’s would die at the exact same time, which is why I consider this more likely to be a software/driver issue.
Good luck all.