SilentReadme.txt Driver File Contents (570249.exe)

                        Silent Install Readme Note

This note shows the different line commands to run unattended "silent" installs for all of the Broadcom Management Applications on this CD release.

You may run silent installs directly from the CD however, it is customary and recommended to copy the installation files to a hard disk before running the silent install.  The reason for this is, the setup /(component) command will automatically generate a setup.log file in the directory it is run from.  If running from the CD, it cannot generate this log file, and therefore will not execute the silent install.  If the silent install MUST be run from the CD, the command  . . . setup /(component) /f2"c:\setup.log"  . . .  will target c:\ for an alternative log file location.

Locations and line commands for silent installs:
See important notes for dependancies, and OS Platforms. Files will not be installed if the target system is not setup properly.

C U S T O M   L I N E   C O M M A N D S
Broadcom Management Applications:
Location: \MgmtApps
Command: setup [component] (use lower case letters only, no slashes or dashes)

bacs = Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS) is an application that contains a set of utilities supporting diagnostics and monitoring for B57XX network adapters.

basp = Broadcom Advanced Server Program Intermediate Driver. The Load Balance/Virtual LANs can be created after installing this driver. Any available adapter can be configured as part of a team. Teaming is a method of grouping multiple adapters into a virtual adapter (bundling multiple adapters to look like a single adapter). The benefit of this approach is load balancing. 

snmp = The SNMP sub-agent is designed for the Windows 2000 and Windows NT SNMP Service. The BASP subagent allows an SNMP manager software to actively monitor the configurations and performance of the Broadcom Advanced Server features. 
Note: The Microsoft SNMP Service must be installed for the Advanced Server sub-agent to work properly.  This Microsoft SNMP Service can be installed before or after the Broadcom SNMP sub-agent is installed.

dmi = The Broadcom DMI PCI Hot Plug Service provides hot-swap functionality for the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Adapter in a Windows NT 4.0 hot plug system. The hot-swap feature allows the user to replace a Broadcom adapter without bringing down the system. 
Note: DMI Service Provider software MUST be installed "prior" to installing the DMI PCI Hot Plug service.  This service is only supported on Windows NT and will not install on any other OS platform.

cim = Broadcom's implementation of CIM will provide various classes to provide information to users through CIM client applications. 
Note: CIM Provider will install only if the Microsoft WMI core components is detected.  If you have not installed the WMI core components, go to "" and search for WMI core.  Procede with installing the Microsoft WMI core components then install the Broadcom CIM Provider. On Windows NT and Windows 98 systems you may need to install Microsoft WMI core components.  On Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows ME, these core components are already in the OS.

notray = If you do not want the BACS tray icon to show up in the system tray after install, select this option. 

all = All of the above listed components

These commands can be combined to install several components.  For example:  "setup bacs basp snmp"  without the quotation marks would install these 3 components at once.
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How To Update Drivers Manually

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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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