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check driver repos' for drivers not being used...?

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  • hi

    is there a way to interate through all the drivers added to a deployment share and list the ones actually not being used?

    When MDT has lived for a while it starts to clog up with many drivers (when you have lots of laptop models) even though you do split them up in model folders..

    But they do become many...

    is there a way to remove the ones that MDT never uses?


    Kindest regards, Martin

    Saturday, February 02, 2013 11:54 AM

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  • In short, no.

    What you can do is tackle it from the opposite side. You can collect the ZTIGather.log files from each model that you have deployed and see which drivers have been applied.

    You'll find the logs in C:\Windows\Temp\DeploymentLogs.

    Once you scavenge the drivers and have them in organised folders, you can remove all the drivers from MDT and re-import them. I have a script that can do that and create the selection profiles, also.

    MDT Powershell: Importing device drivers from organised folders

    My method is to deal with drivers by exception. I install a base image and examine which drivers are missing, audit them with a missing drivers script, then import the correct drivers into the repository.

    Hope this helps.

    /Andrew


    Blog: http://scriptimus.wordpress.com

    Saturday, February 02, 2013 1:46 PM