Problem adding NIC to Broadcom Team after installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection

We had a Dell Server with a Broadcom team of NIC’s running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.  The motherboard died and was replaced with a new one and got new NIC’s that we needed to add to the team.  Every time we tried to add the NIC to the existing team we got the following error message:

[0006] Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client)
#2 does not support teaming.
Please select an adapter with NDIS 6 driver.

In looking at the Device Manager go to the View menu and choose “Show Hidden Devices” and you’ll see two entries for each of the network adapters:

Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client) #5
Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client) #5 Teefer2 Miniport

The second Teefer2 Miniport driver is added when Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is installed on the server.  This driver is used for the firewall features in Symantec Endpoint Protection.

In order to get the teaming working again, we uninstalled Symantec Endpoint Protection, then setup the team, then rebooted the server and reinstalled Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Problems with Silent Installation / Upgrade of Dell ControlPoint System Manager A16 Update

I was trying to update the Dell ControlPoint System Manager update from A15 to A16 on my Dell Latitude E6410 laptop today via a package created in SCCM.  However, in trying to use the silent installation command:

msiexec.exe /i dellsysmgr.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /l*v %TEMP%\DellSysMgr.log

The installation continued to fail.  When running it non-silently I’m getting the following prompt:


This will update the System Manager software present on your system. Note: This version will no longer integrate into the Dell ControlPoint launcher. Continue?
Yes   No

So far I’ve tried the following command line Properties without success based on an .MST capture to compare the MST to the original MSI file:








Eventually I just gave up and used the old standby approach of uninstalling the old version before installing the new version with the following command line:

MsiExec.exe /X{4DEF2722-7EB8-4C5F-8F0A-0295A310002A} /QN REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Anyone else have a more elegant solution to this problem?