How to create 100% offline media for multiple models?


  • I am configuring MDT 2012 Update 1 for deploying Windows 7 and Windows 8. We need to build 100% offline media for imaging non-network connected machines. Network imaging of machines is also needed. We have approximately 10 models of equipment. In MDT I plan to use %ModelAlias% (from a custom script) to determine which OOB driver folder should be used for a TS. I'm building a library folder structure of device/OS specific drivers, so there's no mass PnP confusion. We may also need to use %modelalias% to install device specific software (such as hotkey software) packages.

    Where I need clarification is how to appropriately build the offline media that can use the %modelalias% logic and select the right drivers/applications like the online method does.

    When I create a new media item it's very limited what I can specify. I'm limited to one selection profile. So a little insight on the best extensible way to approach this would be appreciated.  

    Blog: VMware vExpert 2012

    Sunday, July 14, 2013 3:07 AM


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