I am Dale Hayter, a Microsoft and VMware certified Technical Consultant.

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HP N40L Microserver not compatible with Server 2012 R2 ….. Yet.

The onboard NIC seems to stop Server 2012 R2 from installing. If you disable the NIC it works fine but obviously no network connection. I have tried multiple NIC drivers but none make the onboard NIC work.

Have to stick with 2012 for now.

UPDATE : This has now been fixed. See the post below on how to fix it.

N40L Fix