Hi I have a Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 mother board with AMD X2 5200 processor and I installed Server 2003 SP1 64bit. This motherboard has integrated Realtek Azalia HD Audio.
I have not been able to install the Realtek Azalia integrated soundcard. After doing alot of reading online I have come to the conclusion that you simply cannot install HD Audio that relies on UAA onto Server 2003 SP1. So if you are doing a new install with Server 2003 SP1 or SP2, you better not plan on using your audio if it relies on UAA. Here is how I have come to this conclusion:
Before you can install your HD Audio drivers, UAA has to be installed. And I cant find a way to install UAA onto Server 2003 SP1.
kb835221 installs UAA 1.0 but you cant install kb835221 onto Server 2003 SP1. this was replaced by kb888111 anyways.
kb888111 installs UAA 1.0a but you cant install kb888111 onto Server 2003 SP1.
Alot of places mention kb901105 for Server 2003 SP1. But kb901105 does not install UAA. It only fixes UAA installations that were broken when you installed SP1 onto your system that did not previously have a service pack.
So i still cant find a way to install UAA on Server 2003 SP1. And until I do, my Realtek Audio drivers are useless. Perhaps if I had access to a non-SP1 disc of Server 2003, then I coud install UAA, and then install SP1, and then install kb901105 to fix it, etc. But since I am STARTING with 2003 SP1, then there is no solution. I realize that Microsoft is not considering this a real problem because servers were not exactly meant to be playing HD Audio LOL. But I'd really like to get this running if possible and it would fix a unique situation for me.
Can anyone let me know if I am correct? Perhaps there is a way to get this working that I don't know of? Perhaps there are other HD Audio cards that I can install into a PCI slot or PCI-e slot and I will be able to install them onto Server 2003 SP1 or SP2 because they dont rely on UAA?
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!