Multi-Path Support

Category: Storage and Hard Drives
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not Specified
Operating System: Windows XP/ 2000/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.16.3790.1609 / 16 Dec 2005

Windows device driver information for Multi-Path Support

Multi-Path Support is developed by Microsoft. It is compatible with Windows XP/2000 and NT platforms. Multi-Path Support applies to Windows R2 2008 Windows server. Multi-Path Support architecture is said to support Fibre Channel, iSCSI and SAS (Serial Attached Storage) connectivity. It does this by first establishing multiple connections or sessions to the storage assortment. Multi-Path Support solutions make use of physical redundant components such as adapters, switches and cables for purposes of establishing logical paths between storage devices and servers. Multi-Path Support comes inclusive of DSM (Device Specific Module) which has been designed is such a way that it is able to work with storage assortments. Users are advised to only install the most recent versions of the drivers as they allow for the driver functions to be used better and more easily. The frequent update of drivers alo comes highly recommended.

Outdated Drivers?

Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.

To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates

Installing the Multi-Path Support is relatively easy. Step by step installation instructions are provided on the internet. The first step involves downloading the Multi-Path Support from the manufacturer's website. Once it is saved on the computer the user may then connect the Multi-Path Support onto the computer. On the desktop, the user should then click on the My Computer icon – Properties – Hardware tab – Device Manager. At this point the Multi-Path Support is visible on the disk drive category. The user is required to then double click on the device before pressing on the Install driver option. The user should then select the location that the driver should be installed click on Install – Include. By clicking on Browse, the user selects the Microsoft driver. To continue the user should click on Next. Clicking on the Finish button completes the installation process. the device is then available in the Device manager. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Multi-Path Support errors before installing any driver updates.