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Looking for Motherboards With Windows Home Server Drivers

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June 5, 2009 10:10:08 PM

I am planning on building a Windows Home Server but am having a very hard time locating a list of compatible motherboards with WHS Drivers. I have read that using XP drivers is a Craps Shoot so I really want to find a motherboard that has WHS Drivers. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I would love to find a compatible Motherboard with:

4-6: X Sata 3.0Gb
1 X eSata
1 X DVI
1 X IDE

And supports Pentium D and Dual Core Chipset. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
June 5, 2009 10:22:49 PM

WHS is essentially derived from Windows Server 2003 (R2), they share the same kernel, so any drivers that works with Server 2003 will also work with WHS.

Just like how Vista SP1 and Server 2008 are the same with Server having extra modules.
June 5, 2009 11:17:37 PM

Thanks for the reply Wuzy. I am having problems finding supported chipsets for Windows Server 2003 as well. Any pointers would be great!
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June 5, 2009 11:25:21 PM

When I was still using Windows Server 2003 back then, occasionally I would try XP drivers as last resort if there were no Server 2003 driver for the particular hardware.
The kernel difference between Server 2003 and XP is small, but still some difference.
It would be a bit like using 2K drivers on XP back in early days.

FYI, Server 2003 x64 and XP x64 shares the same kernel as well.
March 3, 2010 2:05:45 AM

same problem here
i bought asrock alive nf7 with sempron l-1250
good consume energy
but always problem with driver
some one have idea which is a good and medium fast cpu and motherboard for attach around 13 hd sata ^?
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