Join Date: May 2002
Location: Philadelphia Area
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I am having a very tough time getting some video drivers installed in my WHS 2011 machine. In the device manager, I only see the standard VGA driver and it sounds like that specific driver does not allow a WHS 2011 machine to go into sleep mode. So, I am trying to get an alternate video driver installed so that I can hopefully use sleep mode via the Lights Out add-in.
I started by trying to use and update the on-board video off the mobo (SuperMicro X8SIL-F) and it looks like no additional drivers there. So, I went ahead and tried out an old PCI video card (no AGP on the mobo) that I had in the house. There were no markings on the card so I was not able to find drivers before inserting the card but I hoped for the best that WHS 2011 would recognize the card and that the online search would find an appropriate video driver (excluding the standard vga driver). That also did not work.
Finally, I went ahead and purchased a PCI video card figuring that this would be the best solution for me. I bought a HIS H700H64P Radeon 7000 64MB 64-bit DDR PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card and installed with the software included on the CD without success. I also tried downloading and installing the latest catalyst software/driver setup (12.1) , and version 10.6, and even older 9.6 without success.
So, any ideas or help on how to get an updated driver working for one of these solutions would be greatly appreciated. I read that usually WHS 2011 preferred drivers are for Server 2008 R2 and that sometimes Win7 64-bit drivers will work as well.