Signed Driver not Recognized by 64-Bit Server 2008

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Andrew Hayes, May 27, 2009.

  1. Andrew Hayes

    Andrew Hayes Guest

    I'm attempting to install English Server 2008 Standard x64 on a PowerEdge 850
    using the May 2008 MSDN Disc 4454, but the install does not recognize that
    the 64-bit driver for the Adaptec CERC controller is signed.

    However, if I install the Japanese Server 2008 Standard x64 from the May
    2008 MSDN Disc 4461 it works fine and detects the drive.

    I've downloaded the driver set from both the English and Japanese Dell
    websites, and they are identical. I've also confirmed that the cercsr6.sys
    file is signed with a valid certificate issued to Adaptec from Verisign with
    an expiry date of 2010/02/07.

    I can install the 32-bit Server 2008 using the 32-bit driver from the Dell
    website, but since I want to evaluate using Hyper-V to virtualize our
    development environment, I need 64-bit Server 2008.

    Has anyone else had this issue where Server 2008 refuses to accept a signed
    64-bit driver?
     
    Andrew Hayes, May 27, 2009
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  2. Andrew Hayes

    Andrew Hayes Guest

    I downloaded the updated ISO file for Windows Server 2008 (x64), as of
    2008/12/30, from the Subscribers website, burned a DVD, and the standard
    install accepted the 64-bit Dell driver.

    So it seems to be a problem with the setup on the MSDN media that includes
    both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Server 2008 on the same DVD.
     
    Andrew Hayes, May 27, 2009
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  3. Sometimes this happens if you are installing sound drivers, and is much
    worse in Win7. Microsoft is building Digital Rights Management into the
    overall system. I have professional audio and video equipment and the
    drivers are unsigned because to be signed you must implement DRM, which is
    impractical in a profession multimedia studio. You could tell Svr2008,
    vista, etc to install unsigned Win7 refuses to allow the installation of any
    unsigned drivers. Right now I have $thousands of equipment I can't use on
    Win7.
     
    randy.buchholz, May 27, 2009
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  4. Hello Andrew,
    If you are installing from the multi-platform media that contains both 64
    and 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008, you will not be able to install
    drivers using F6 on the 64-bit platform.
    To be able to place both platforms on one DVD, they are using the 32-bit
    version of Windows PE which then calls 32-bit setup.exe which then installs
    either the 64-bit or the 32-bit version of Windows. You cannot load 64-bit
    drivers into 32-bit WinPE so the F6 option does not work. I thought that
    MSDN offers a stand-alone option of 64-bit Windows Server 2008 as a
    download able ISO file.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    | >I downloaded the updated ISO file for Windows Server 2008 (x64), as of
    | >2008/12/30, from the Subscribers website, burned a DVD, and the standard
    | >install accepted the 64-bit Dell driver.
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    | >So it seems to be a problem with the setup on the MSDN media that
    includes
    | >both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Server 2008 on the same DVD.
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    | >"Andrew Hayes" wrote:
    | >
    | >> I'm attempting to install English Server 2008 Standard x64 on a
    PowerEdge 850
    | >> using the May 2008 MSDN Disc 4454, but the install does not recognize
    that
    | >> the 64-bit driver for the Adaptec CERC controller is signed.
    | >>
    | >> However, if I install the Japanese Server 2008 Standard x64 from the
    May
    | >> 2008 MSDN Disc 4461 it works fine and detects the drive.
    | >>
    | >> I've downloaded the driver set from both the English and Japanese Dell
    | >> websites, and they are identical. I've also confirmed that the
    cercsr6.sys
    | >> file is signed with a valid certificate issued to Adaptec from
    Verisign with
    | >> an expiry date of 2010/02/07.
    | >>
    | >> I can install the 32-bit Server 2008 using the 32-bit driver from the
    Dell
    | >> website, but since I want to evaluate using Hyper-V to virtualize our
    | >> development environment, I need 64-bit Server 2008.
    | >>
    | >> Has anyone else had this issue where Server 2008 refuses to accept a
    signed
    | >> 64-bit driver?
    | >
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], May 27, 2009
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  5. Andrew Hayes

    Andrew Hayes Guest

    Yes Darrell, that is exactly what I did... After several fruitless hours
    trying every combination possible to install a signed 64-bit driver for
    64-bit Server 2008 using the DVD sent to me, and then waiting 4 hours for the
    ISO file to download.

    It would of been immensely useful if the message that pops up had actually
    said "This is a 32-bit installation program and does not accept signed 64-bit
    drivers for drive controllers during setup. Please use x64 only installation
    media."

    Don't you think?

     
    Andrew Hayes, May 28, 2009
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