HP Insight Control Environment – Windows 2008 SP2 iSCSI Driver Incompatibility

I decided to ensure all my firmware, drivers and Windows updates including Windows 2008 SP2 were installed before installing HP Insight Control Environment 5.10. It turns out they have this nifty prerequisite checker before the installation to ensure all your stuff is compatible. After installing SP2 the iSCSI msiscsi.sys driver will be updated to 6.0.6002.18005. The expected driver by the “Insight Software Advisor” is 6.0.6001.18000 if you are running Windows 2008. I did not want to roll back the SP2 installation so here is what I have done:

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1) Locate an msiscsi.sys in the %windir% (C:\windows) directory with 6.0.6001.18000 version. Mine happen to be at the following path “C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iscsi.inf_1c0ca445”.
2) Stop the “Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service” services.
3) Go into Device Manager and disable the Microsoft iSCSI driver.
4) Copy the 6.0.6001.18000 version of iscsilog.dll and msiscsi.sys to %windir%\system32\drivers.
5) Enable the Microsoft iSCSI driver in Device Manager.
6) Continue the HP Insight Control Environment installation.

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