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The Intelligent Platform Management Interface server management system does not work in Windows Server 2003 R2

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You install Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 on a computer that has Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) enabled. However, Windows Server 2003 R2 does not recognize the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) driver that is installed as part of the operating system. Therefore, the IPMI server management system does not work.

The IPMI server management system is defined by Intel together with a consortium of promoters. This consortium also includes Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and NEC. IPMI provides server monitoring and management features. For more information about IPMI, visit the following Intel Web site: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

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Note After you install this hotfix, you must update the existing device driver with the new version of the IPMI driver. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt, and press ENTER after each command:
rundll32 ipmisetp,RemoveTheDevice
rundll32 ipmisetp,AddTheDevice

Update information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download the Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB912134) package now.

Download the Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB912134) package now.

Release Date: April 4, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


No prerequisites are required to install this update on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch

Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch

Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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More information

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Technical support for Windows x64 editions

Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for Microsoft Windows x64 editions. Your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation with unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with your Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For product information about Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, visit the following Microsoft Web site: The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Keywords: KB912134, kbqfe, kbexpertiseinter, kbwinserv2003sp2fix, atdownload

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Article Info
Article ID : 912134
Revision : 11
Created on : 3/28/2007
Published on : 3/28/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 416