Update Module of Graphics Accelerator Driver( for Express5800/D120h
(Windows Server 2016)
Software name   : Graphics Accelerator Driver for D120h (
                 (Windows Server 2016)
Registered name : AST2500-WS2016.zip
Copyright (C)   : ASPEED Technology Inc.
Models          : See below
Operating system: See below
Software type   : Windows Driver 
File Type       : zip file 
[ About the software ] 

This graphics accelerator driver for Express5800/D120h (hereafter 
referred to as the "Software") is necessary when using Express5800 
series product in Windows Server 2016 environment.  

Applying the Software enables to correct the following symptom.

- The screen resolution cannot be changed on Windows Server 2016.

  *The cause for the above symptom is that instead of the graphics 
   accelerator driver made by the vendor, the graphics accelerator 
   driver (InBox driver) which is included as standard in Windows 
   Server 2016 is running in order to prevent the issue that occurs in 
   rare occasions when the system load is heavy.    

For the use of the Software, please note the following Precautions and 

[Precautions and Restrictions]
The screen display update may temporarily stop in the case that a 
heavy load continues to be put on the CPU and memory when operating
the system. In addition, in such cases where the display cannot 
be restored depending on the system status, and the graphics
accelerator driver may be unloaded by the operating system, the
following pop-up message may appear:

    " display driver was stopped " 

* The above behavior is recorded in the event log. 

In such a case, the screen resolution is automatically changed to a 
lower screen resolution such as 1024 x 768 (or 800 x 600) since the
graphics accelerator driver is changed from the Software into the 
InBox driver which is included as standard in the operating system.   

Except when the screen resolution is changed, already running 
applications, etc. should not be affected. 

Should the pop-up described above appear and the screen resolution 
is changed, it may be restored to the resolution set by the Software 
by performing the following procedure.  

  1.  Start the device manager of Windows Server 2016.
  2.  Double click [Display adapter].
  3.  Right-click [ASPEED Graphics Family (WDDM)], then click 
      [Disabled] from the displayed pull-down menu. 
  4.  Again, right-click [ASPEED Graphics Family (WDDM)], then click 
      [Enabled] from the displayed pull-down menu. 

If the screen resolution is not restored by the above procedure, 
restart the system to recover the normal state. 

[ Target Models, Target OS ]

Target models and operating system of the Software, are as follows.

 - Models:


 - Operating System:

   Windows Server 2016 Standard 
   Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 

[Revision History]

May, 2018  Ver.
- Initial edition
- Support Windows Server 2016

Before using the Software, please read carefully the following terms 
and conditions on the usage of the Software. 
If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not 
download the Software. By downloading the Software, you acknowledge that 
you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.  

[ User License Agreement ]

 NEC Corporation ("NEC") grants you the right to use the Software under the
 terms and conditions of this Agreement only in the country in which you
 acquired the Software. You shall agree to all provisions of this Agreement and
 assume responsibility for selection, installation, use and effect of the
 Software purchased for your desired effect.
 1. Terms 
 1.1 This Agreement shall come into force on the date of your receipt of the
 1.2 You may terminate the license granted hereunder by notifying us in writing
     at least one month prior to the desired termination date.
 1.3 NEC may terminate the license granted you hereunder at any time if you
     fail to comply with any terms and conditions of this Agreement. 
 1.4 The license to the Software shall remain in force until the license is
     terminated on the date set forth hereunder. 
 1.5 Upon termination of the license, other rights granted you hereunder shall
     also be terminated. You must destroy or dispose of the Software, any copies
     of the Software and manual and other materials provided with the Software. 
 2. Copyright 
 2.1 The Software shall solely be used in the NEC Express5800 servers.
 2.2 NEC grants you the right to use the Software only in the country in which
     you acquired the Software in accordance with the conditions of the
     preceding paragraph.
 3. Copying, altering, and combining of the Software
 3.1 You may only make one copy of the Software solely for a backup purpose,
     provided, however, that the copy of the Software is loaded into permanent
     memory of the system. You may store the Software solely to prevent damages
     or loss of the memory media.
 3.2 You shall place the copyright notice and other legends on each copy of the
 3.3 You may not use, copy, alter, combine, publish, reproduce the Software over
     the Internet, or otherwise dispose of the Software except as provided in
     this Agreement.
 3.4 You may not copy, publish the manual or other related documentation
     provided with the Software, or reproduce such manual and documentation over
     the Internet.
 3.5 No intangible property right to the Software shall be transferred to you.
 4. Transfer
 4.1 You may assign your rights granted hereunder to a third party only if all
     conditions below are satisfied: 
     a. You shall assign and shall not retain this Agreement, the Software, all
        copies of the Software, or the manual or other related documentation
        provided with the Software. 
     b. The transferee agrees to this Agreement.
 4.2 You shall not sublicense, assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of the
     Software or the right of use to any third party except as provided herein.
 5. Reverse compile
 You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise disassemble the Software.
 6. Limitation of warranties
 6.1 The Software is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. In no event
     shall NEC be liable with respect to any claim by you on account of or
     arising out of the use of the Software.
 6.2 Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, in case NEC
     makes any bug-fix version to the Software, NEC will, at its expense,
     furnish you with such bug-fix version, update version, or information in
     relation to such bug-fix or update version both in the source code form and
     object code form, and such bug-fix version or update version shall be
     considered as the licensed Software.
 7. No liability 
 In no event shall NEC be liable for any indirect or consequential damages or 
 loss of profit or damages based on any third party claim, even if NEC has been 
 advised of the possibility of such damages. 
 8. Others 
 You must agree that any disputes concerning this Agreement will be settled at 
 the Tokyo district court as the exclusively appointed court. 

 [Installation Procedure]
Install the Software in the following procedure.

  (1) Download ZIP file to the appropriate location in the target device

  (2) Right-click the ZIP file downloaded and select [Extract All...] to deploy.

  (3) Double click the [install.bat] icon in the deployed folder.
       Then the driver installation starts.

  (4) After the installation is complete, restart the operating system.

[ Trademarks and copyright ]
  *Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Server are registered trademarks or 
   trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
  * Copyright (c), ASPEED Technology Inc. All rights reserved.
  *All other product, brand, or trade names used in this publication are the 
   trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.
Copyright NEC Corporation 2018