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  • Quick question:

    I am employing the 'Total Control' driver management practice and will be telling my task sequences to use "Windows 7 x64\%model%"... Question:  How do I handle models with special characters in the model name?  I have a model number (when queried using a script) which has three "/" in (e.g XXXXX / XXXXX / XXXXX)

    Do I just use the first set of characters leading up to the special character?  or is there some other method?  I cannot create a folder using special characters inside Out-of-Box Drivers.


    Regards JH

    Thursday, August 1, 2013 7:09 AM

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  • Take a look at this:

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/o-s-deployment/120656-injecting-drivers-mdt.html

    or use a User Exit script to create a ModelAlias friendly name

    http://deploymentbunny.com/2012/05/01/modelalias-user-exit-for-microsoft-deployment-toolkit-20102012/


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    Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:54 PM
  • I've not tried this but, you could try escaping the backslashes with the vbscript escape switch with is also \.

    So in your model where you have a \ you make it a \\

    Let me know if this works, please.

    /Andrew



    Saturday, August 3, 2013 11:47 AM
  • OK so for those interested I employed the method from here: http://withjames.co.uk/?page_id=20

    I found it best not to have spaces in the upper folders so instead of have "WIndows 7 x64 Drivers" I created a folder inside Out-of-box Drivers called "Windows-7-x64-Drivers" and used just a 'cleanmodel' underneath, then program your task sequence to call it as per the instructions.

    It worked OK but there are some drivers that simply refuse to install, for those a break and a silent install command on an .exe was required. 

    So far so good.


    Regards JH

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:58 PM