QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter Stor Miniport Driver for Windows Server 2003 Contents -------- 1. OS Support 2. Supported Features 3. Creating the Driver Diskette or Folder 4. Installing the Driver 4.1. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Adapter as Boot or as an add-On adapter. 4.2. Adding the QLogic Adapter to the existing OS 4.3. Updating the Existing QLogic Driver 5. Removing the Driver 6. Additional Notes 7. Driver Package Content 8. Contacting QLogic ====================================================================== 1. OS Support ------------- This release of driver works with Windows Server 2003. ====================================================================== 2. Supported Features --------------------- * PnP interface * Point-To-Point F port, FL port, N port and Arbitrated Loop * FC Tape * Reduced Interrupt Operation ====================================================================== 3. Creating the Driver Diskette or Folder ----------------------------------------- 1. Locate the driver you want on the QLogic website (http://www.qlogic.com). From the "Quick Links" drop down menu, select FC HBAs option, and then select the HBA for which you want to download drivers. 2. Seclect the correct operating system from the Drivers and management Software List 3. Select the (miniport) driver you want to download. 4. If prompted "Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer?" choose "Save". Specify a temporary location on the hard drive and download the driver and exit your web browser. 5. Insert a blank diskette in the diskette drive A: if you are extracting to a diskette. 6. Run the self-extracting file you just downloaded specifying A:\ for "Unzip To Folder:" or to the folder where driver files will be located. ====================================================================== 4. Installing the Driver ------------------------ The operating system manages and controls the driver installation process, and driver has to follow the process dictated by the operating system and cannot deviate from it. This section covers the most common ways of installing and upgrading the driver, it merely repeats what is provided by the operating system. Please consult the operating system manuals for using other mechanisms. This section is divided into the following three sections. 1. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Adapter as Boot or as Add-On 2. Adding the QLogic Adapter to the Existing OS 3. Updating the existing QLogic Driver ====================================================================== 4.1. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Adapter as Boot or as an add-On adapter ------------------------------------------------------------ This procedure requires the system to be equipped with a floppy drive. Follow the procedure below to initially install Windows on the boot disk attached to the QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter: 1. Start Windows installation procedure using the Setup CD. 2. Press F6 if you see the message Press F6 if you want to install a third party SCSI or RAID Driver ... After all the standard devices have been loaded, press S to Specify Additional Device. 3. Insert the QLogic software diskette and press ENTER. 4. Select the QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter and press ENTER. (For Windows 2003 Press S=Use the driver on floppy. Screen display "Setup will load support for the following mass storage device (s). Qlogic Fibre Channel Adapter. Press Enter=Continue." Press Enter. 5. Continue with standard installation procedure. ====================================================================== 4.2. Adding the QLogic Adapter to the existing OS ------------------------------------------------- This procedure requires the system to be equipped with a floppy drive and configured with the latest Service Pack and Windows Update. Perform the following steps to add the driver to the existing Windows system. QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters are devices that are Plug and Play compatible to your computer. The step-by-step procedure to install a Plug and Play device is: 1. Connect the device to the appropriate slot on your computer according to the device manufacturer’s instructions. 2. Restart or turn on your computer. 3. When your computer comes up, Windows will detect the newly installed device by displaying the Found New Hardware with Fibre Channel Adapter message and start the Found New Hardware wizard program to start the process of installing a device driver for the newly installed device. 4. Insert the QLogic Software Diskette into drive A: 5. Select Install the software automatically (Recommended). Click Next. 6. Click Finish on the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard. 7. If you are prompted with the message: System Settings Change. Windows has finished installing a new devices. The software that supports your device requires that you restart your computer. You must restart your computer before the new settings will take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now? Click Yes to restart the computer right away. NOTE ---- * If when the system comes up and Windows 2003 installs the driver for the newly added Qlogic Adapter automatically without prompting you for a selection, i.e. Windows 2003 already installs inbox driver, then go to "Updating the Existing QLogic Driver" section below. ====================================================================== 4.3. Updating the Existing QLogic Driver ---------------------------------------- Perform the following steps if the driver is already installed and you want to install an updated version of the driver. 1. Start the Device Manager by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, clicking System applet, clicking Hardware tab, and clicking the Device Manager button. 2. Use scroll bar to scroll down the list of hardware types, double click the SCSI and RAID controllers. 3. Select QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter from the devices list and then click Properties. 4. Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard. Click Next. 5. Select Install from a list or specific location(Advanced). click Next. 6. Select Don't search I will choose the driver to install. Click Next. 7. If you have a QLogic Software Diskette then insert into drive A: and click Have Disk. 8. On the Copy manfacturer's files from, type in A:\ or choose the folder where driver files are located. and click OK. 9. When the Hardware Update Wizard/Select a Device Driver dialog box displays, click Next. 10. When the Hardware Installation dialog box displays, select Continue Anyway. 12. Click Finish on the Hardware Update Wizard/Completing the Hardware Update Wizard. ====================================================================== 5. Removing the Driver ---------------------- To uninstall a Plug and Play device: * Turn off your computer and remove the device from your computer according to the manufacturers instructions. NOTE ---- * You do not normally have to use the Device Manager or the Hardware wizard to uninstall a Plug and Play device. After you have removed the device from your computer, and you have restarted your computer, Windows will recognize that it has been removed. ====================================================================== 6. Additional Notes ------------------- * To ensure the driver function properly, the driver changes some of the system related registry entries such as the disk timeout value of the system disk driver during driver installation through the use of the OEMSETUP.INF file. Those values are not being restored upon driver removal. ====================================================================== 7. Driver Package Content ------------------------- The following files on this diskette support Windows: 1. AREADME.TXT - API Readme 2. OEMSETUP.INF - Driver installation script 3. QLOGIC - Driver Package identification file 4. QL2300.CAT - Catalog file 5. QL2300.SYS - QLogic Fibre Channel miniport driver 6. QLSDM.DLL - QLogic API 7. QL2XHAI2.DLL - QLogic HBA API 2.0 Library 8. README.TXT - This file 9. TXTSETUP.OEM - Driver installation script for text mode ====================================================================== 8. Contacting QLogic -------------------- Please visit QLogic's website (http://www.qlogic.com). On this site you will find product information, our latest drivers and links for technical assistance if needed. ====================================================================== Copyright (c) 1998-2005 QLogic Corporation. All rights reserved.Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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