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NEC Express5800 Server Series
Support Kit for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2

Published: January 24, 2014
Updated: February 28, 2019

What's New

2014/01/24 The first edition.
2014/02/24 Supported Models are renewed. (Rack Servers, Tower Servers)
2014/03/26 Supported Models are renewed. (Rack Servers, Tower Servers, Other Servers)
2014/03/31 Supported Models are renewed. (Scalable Enterprise Servers)
2014/04/24 Supported Models are renewed. (Blade Servers)
2014/05/16 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355) release information added.
Notes on using NIC Teaming (LBFO) is added to Installation Guide.
2014/06/03 Supported Models are renewed. (Blade Servers)
B120e and B120e-h start supporting 10Gb-KR (2ch) [N8403-035].
2014/07/11 Supported Models are renewed. (Scalable Enterprise Servers)
2014/07/31 Information of iSCSI feature and NIC Teaming (LBFO) are renewed.
2014/09/29 Information of Scalable Networking Pack (SNP) are added.
2014/10/14 NEC Express5800 Driver Set for A2040b, A2020b, A2010b, and A1040b is updated.
2015/07/08 Updated "Windows Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Setup Guide" in the <Technical Information section>.
2017/08/09 Posted "Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Setup Guide" in the <Technical Information section>.
For the latest information, refer to this guide instead of the Installation Guide.
2018/02/13 Added Microsoft Policy Revision on ReFS.

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 strengthens the reliability, the performance and the convenience more than Windows Server 2012. It corresponds to the more various system forms.

Please refer to the following Web site for more information on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355) released from Microsoft was made available on Windows Update
on April 8, 2014 (PST).

This update is provided as an important update. All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed.

Before installing the update, check for Microsoft Support page for the details.

When applying Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355) to the system with N8103-142 SAS controller or NE3303-142 SAS controller, an error of LSI_SAS2 (event ID: 11) may be registered on the Windows Event Log. This issue will be resolved by installing the Microsoft update (KB2966870) through Windows Update.
For more information, see Microsoft website.
- A hotfix is available to fix restart problems after you install update rollup 2919355 in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Support for the Express5800 series

Windows Server 2012 R2 is available on the following NEC Express5800 series server models.
To install Windows Server 2012 R2, use the appropriate support kit for the model.

Supported Models

The information is as of July 11, 2014. Always check for the latest information regarding Windows Server 2012 R2 support.

Supported Editions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Rack Servers
Model name Product code Availability Date
Express5800/R110f-1E N8100-1986F, N8100-1998F, N8100-1999F, N8100-2000F January 24, 2014
Express5800/R110e-1E N8100-1932F, N8100-1933F March 26, 2014
Express5800/R120d-1M N8100-1794F January 24, 2014
Express5800/R120d-2M N8100-1793F January 24, 2014
Express5800/R120e-1M N8100-2073F January 24, 2014
Express5800/R120e-2M N8100-2072F January 24, 2014
Express5800/R120d-1E N8100-1954F, N8100-1955F, N8100-1956F February 24, 2014
Express5800/R120d-2E N8100-1950F, N8100-1951F, N8100-1952F, N8100-1953F February 24, 2014
Express5800/R120e-1E N8100-2142F, N8100-2143F, N8100-2144F, N8100-2145F February 24, 2014
Express5800/R120e-2E N8100-2135F, N8100-2136F, N8100-2137F, N8100-2138F,
N8100-2139F, N8100-2140F, N8100-2141F
February 24, 2014
Tower Servers
Model name Product code Availability Date
Express5800/T110f-S N8100-1983F, N8100-1984F January 24, 2014
Express5800/T110f-E N8100-1973F, N8100-2006F January 24, 2014
Express5800/T120d N8100-1957F, N8100-1958F, N8100-1959F February 24, 2014
Express5800/T120e N8100-2089F, N8100-2090F, N8100-2091F February 24, 2014
Express5800/GT110e N8100-1890F March 26, 2014
Express5800/GT110e-S N8100-1891F, N8100-1892F, N8100-1893F, N8100-1894F March 26, 2014
Blade Servers
Model name Product code Availability Date
Express5800/B120e N8400-221F, N8400-222F, N8400-223F,
N8400-224F, N8400-225F
April 24, 2014
Express5800/B120e-h N8400-215F, N8400-216F, N8400-217F,
N8400-218F, N8400-219F, N8400-220F
April 24, 2014
Express5800/B110d N8400-137F June 3, 2014
Express5800/B120d N8400-131F, N8400-132F, N8400-133F,
N8400-134F, N8400-135F
June 3, 2014
Express5800/B120d-h N8400-125F, N8400-126F, N8400-127F,
June 3, 2014
Scalable Enterprise Servers
Model name Product code Availability Date
Express5800/A1080a-S NE3100-001H, NE3100-001C March 31, 2014
Express5800/A1080a-D NE3100-002H, NE3100-002C March 31, 2014
Express5800/A1080a-E NE3100-101H, NE3100-101C March 31, 2014
Express5800/A2040b NE3400-040F, NE3400-041F July 11, 2014
Express5800/A2020b NE3400-021F, NE3400-022F, NE3400-023F,
NE3400-024F, NE3400-025F, NE3400-026F,
NE3400-027F, NE3400-028F
July 11, 2014
Express5800/A2010b NE3400-031F, NE3400-032F, NE3400-033F,
NE3400-034F, NE3400-035F, NE3400-036F,
NE3400-037F, NE3400-038F
July 11, 2014
Express5800/A1040b NE3300-040F July 11, 2014
Other Servers
Model name Product code Availability Date
Express5800/E120d-1 N8100-1925F March 26, 2014
Express5800/E120d-M N8100-1908F, N8100-1909F March 26, 2014
Express5800/E120e-M N8100-2103F, N8100-2104F March 26, 2014

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V ®

Support information about Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V is available here.

About Internet Explorer (IE)

Due to the change of Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy, Microsoft has ended support for older IE versions on January 12, 2016.

Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates and patches for older IE versions after the end of support.

Therefore we recommend you to upgrade your IE referring to the following website.

Information Regarding the Use of Internet Explorer on Express5800 Series Servers

Technical Information

NIC Teaming (LBFO)

Please refer to the guide below for configurations of NIC teaming, and notes and restrictions.

PDF Windows Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Setup Guide

Scalable Networking Pack (SNP)

Please refer to Considerations for Using Scalable Networking Pack(SNP).


  • In December 2017, Microsoft made revisions to the ReFS policy.
    ReFS is not supported with hardware virtualized storage
    such as SANs or RAID controllers in non-passthrough mode.

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