Windows Server 2008 R2 Bootcamp Drivers?

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  1. rosser, Aug 15, 2013
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    rosser macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2012 MacBook Pro 13" and I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2, but I can't get the WiFi to work. Even if I install the drivers from boot camp. I also can't get sound, and a red light is coming out of the headphone jack. Anybody know how to fix these? I have the drivers for the keyboard and the Volume, brightness, keyboard brightness, etc working though, as well as Graphics.

    EDIT: I stuck a paper clip in the headphone jack as I read on another forum and the light is off but I still don't have sound.
     
  2. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    I didn't check but I don't think Windows server 2008 R2 is officially supported with Bootcamp. You better run it in VM under VirtualBox or VMWare Fusion or Parallels...
     
  3. rosser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BootCamp let me install it though.. In OS X when it said insert Windows installation disc I put in my 2008 disc and it installed if that means anything.
     
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  5. jwoodfin2012 macrumors newbie

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    Have you checked Windows Update by chance? If you connect over Ethernet it may just find the other drivers!
     
  6. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    By "not officially supported", I mean if there is any issue, you are on your own...

    Just out of curiosity, why do you need to boot into 2008 R2 server? You can do that in a VM and have Mac OS X as the main OS, which is more pleasant than Win 2008 R2 server...
     
  7. guna63 macrumors newbie

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    It works for me except the Wi-Fi

    I integrated Boot Camp drivers into 'install.esd' and installed. Remaining drivers installed from Boot Camp 'drivers folder. It works fine for me except the Wi-Fi.

    I noticed the chipset driver is not getting installed.

    Refer to respective Bootcamp version. That has the drivers.

    I need this for installing Oracle Cloud.
     
  8. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    2008R2 and Windows 7 will use the exact same drivers so the last steps is to enable all those features as they are disabled in Server 2008RR by Default. Just do a quick google search on instlling the Wifi role and enabling the audio service.
     
  9. guna63 macrumors newbie

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    Windows server 2008 r2 works fine with MBP

    Enabled WiFi from server manager. It works fine. All are working fine.
     

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