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Intel 945 Express Chipset not supported? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Horrobly I have tu see, that the Intel 945 Express Chipset does not support Windows 2003. I can not install the Intel GMA 950 grafic device. Via Intel only WinXP and Win Vista are supported.

    That means, I couldn't eaven replay a dvd on windows home server (with 945 chipset).

    Or is there any possibility?

    Thanks!

    Sunday, February 18, 2007 4:36 PM

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  • The XP drivers should work
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 1:32 AM
  •  Wasko wrote:
    That means, I couldn't eaven replay a dvd on windows home server


    It should be noted that Home Server has sound functionality disabled by default.

    Wasko, were you able to get XP video drivers to work for your Home Server installation?
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 8:43 AM
  •  HobbesPDX wrote:
    It should be noted that Home Server has sound functionality disabled by default.

    Is this documented somewhere? I don't recall seeing this tidbit before.

    Thanks!
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 1:20 PM
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  •  Ken Warren wrote:
    Is this documented somewhere? I don't recall seeing this tidbit before.


    I've not read it in any documentation, either, but during my install process (specifically, the driver phase), I was loading in all my drivers (incl. the Sound Card), and once the driver had loaded, the control panel would keep popping up with an error/alert saying "Audio Service has been disabled."

    The server doesn't require sound for anything, so I've never pursued it, but that's what I know.
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:16 PM
  • Ah, I see. I hadn't bothered to load my sound driver, since as you observe servers don't typically need sound for a whole lot, so I wouldn't have seen that error.

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    Ken
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:54 PM
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  • No, sound is not nessacery at all but I would still like to bring sounds forward during an RDP session they sometimes catch my attention if I do something wrong or if something fails...

    Rex

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 8:41 PM
  • Hum, if this server is also to be used as a streaming server (if that is possible or planned in a future release), say, one with the Windows Media Encoder running (I use that a lot), then audio capability is definitely required! So is the ability to see things like TV or video cards as well as webcams, etc...  Then again, maybe WHS was not meant to do those tasks.

    JAY
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 1:37 PM
  •  Jaydee0 wrote:
    Hum, if this server is also to be used as a streaming server (if that is possible or planned in a future release), say, one with the Windows Media Encoder running (I use that a lot), then audio capability is definitely required! So is the ability to see things like TV or video cards as well as webcams, etc...  Then again, maybe WHS was not meant to do those tasks.

    JAY

     

    WHS does stream media quite well But audio is not needed on the server side, The recieving client handles audio and video through your media player.

    go to the control panel> Administrative tools> Media Center Services and you can set it up there. I suggest you use the sample media directory and test it with that unit you have it published and working once set up it works great

     

    Rex

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 2:43 PM
  •  Wasko wrote:

    Horrobly I have tu see, that the Intel 945 Express Chipset does not support Windows 2003. I can not install the Intel GMA 950 grafic device. Via Intel only WinXP and Win Vista are supported.

    That means, I couldn't eaven replay a dvd on windows home server (with 945 chipset).

    Or is there any possibility?

    Thanks!

    The Windows XP drivers for the Intel Integrated graphics didn't work for me, so I installed a cheap ATI 9250 PCI video card, XP drivers work perfectly.

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 7:40 PM
  •  Ken Warren wrote:
    Ah, I see. I hadn't bothered to load my sound driver, since as you observe servers don't typically need sound for a whole lot, so I wouldn't have seen that error.

    --
    Ken

    Ken,

    I installed the sound drivers and configured Windows Media Player 10 because I stream old time radio directly from the server to a mixer that outputs to a transmitter. So far it has worked perfectly for that duty as well as it's intended use.

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 7:42 PM
  • now that's a cool live action shot.  Thanks for posting!
    Sunday, March 11, 2007 6:36 AM