2012년 4월 27일 금요일 오후 3:15
I'm working on deploying several lines of Lenovo ThinkPads and INF aren't available for Out-of-Box drivers. What are my options to be able to input .exe drivers instead?
2012년 4월 27일 금요일 오후 6:46I would setup a folder under Applications called ThinkPads and import the .exe drivers as applications. You should be able to go out to CMD prompt and run a /? after the exe and see if they have a silent install option. That is what I ended up having to do on some HP Elitebooks.
2012년 4월 27일 금요일 오후 6:58
You should be able to just import the files at C:\SWSHARE if you have the default factory OS loaded at the moment. For some items like bluetooth or fingerprint reader which comes with third party software, you will have to create an application for them.
- 편집됨 qsub 2012년 4월 27일 금요일 오후 7:06
2012년 4월 29일 일요일 오후 7:11
In a nut shell.
I would get the update retriever from Lenovo (download from here)
Download and save each of you models separately in a folder structure that can be reused later on, and then extract them. I would use the procedure here to extract, the retriever tries to install so it is a pain.
Create an MDT database and add your models.
Before you Import non INF application into MDT, check the Lenovo manifest (a txt file in the extracted folder) to see which model is supported by each app, some support duplicate models. If you look closely, you will also find the silent install command in there, just search for installing or Installation.
In the model database you have created, use the application tab for model specific to install the Lenovo imported application.
Another option is to build your IBM repository, and use it during MDT deployment to update your deployed computer, look here
- 편집됨 Amnon Feiner 2012년 4월 29일 일요일 오후 7:15
2012년 4월 30일 월요일 오후 12:36
You have two options:
1. Extract the exe (if it is standard driver exe package from Lenovo) and import relevant files/drivers into MDT
2. Install exe as apps from the TS
Reg. p. 1
Note that when you launch standard Lenovo drivers exe file the process it behaves consists of 2 steps:
a) Extracting drivers
b) Actual drivers installation
This is good to know because at step a) it will usually show "Install" which is not true, it just unpacks them to folder, after that real installation begins if you say so.
There is no way to import drivers as exe files directly into MDT/SCCM