Hardware question on NICs + Win Server

dvsman

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So I had the crazy idea to load Win Server 16 essential onto my backup rig / old gaming rig, primarily to learn more about it and networking in general (since IRL I'm not an IT guy) but ran into issues with the built in NIC not being detected or supported out of the box (it's an intel i211AT I think). This is on an x470 Taichi.

Although from reading on the net, you can hack the INF to get it to work, is there any real reason (technical/security or otherwise) for Intel not "officially" supporting these consumer NICs on Server versions of Windows?
 
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