I just couldn't resist sharing the news with all those who have been burned with the Netgear SC101 network storage device. Call it what you like NAS, SAN, Hard drive with blue cable plugged in, doorstop, whatever. Netgear has finally after a few delays (6+ months), released a Vista driver, which, yey, I can verify works on my Vista Business Edition. I still haven't had any luck with getting it installed on Windows Server 2008 (errors with "Failed to install the Z-SAN SCSI miniport driver" whatever that is), but hey, 1 out of 2 ain't bad.
So if you're one of the people who upgraded to Vista and had to put your SC101 back in the box for a few months, head on over to the support page and grab the latest driver attempt. Good luck.
"Failed to install the Z-SAN SCSI miniport driver" Workaround.
Thanks to everyone who has left comments here. There is a workaround to get the SC101 Driver software installed if you've come across this error.
- If the setup has failed, uninstall / restart
- Run the installer again, this time select the "custom" install option and chose an alternative install directory (some suggestions from below are "C:\SC101" or "C:\Program Files\Netgear\SC101\")
- The utility should now install successfully.