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Adding a driver that doesn't have an inf to OSD RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying out operating system deployment from SCCM. One problem I have is with adding the drivers for a test HP laptop that I'm trying to image. I am using the instructions from here

    However those instructions seem to rely on the driver having a standard format with a inf file. But there are a lot of drivers that don't have them, for instance for the HP Quicklaunch driver the directory looks like this. You cannot add this driver by right clicking the yellow question mark in Device Manager, you have to execute the setup program. When I try to add this driver to SCCM, it doesn't get recognized if I just specify the directory, and I cannot add an inf file with the second option since there isn't one.

    How can I add this driver to my deployment?

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:48 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You are correct, drivers like the HP quicklaunch buttons must be installed as an application, using setup.exe with the switches necessary to make the installation silent, using a normal package/program or use a run command line step in the TS and call the setup.exe file from the package.

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:32 PM

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  • Hi,

    You are correct, drivers like the HP quicklaunch buttons must be installed as an application, using setup.exe with the switches necessary to make the installation silent, using a normal package/program or use a run command line step in the TS and call the setup.exe file from the package.

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:32 PM
  • A side note here, for HP systems, there is a tool called the Softpaq System Manager(SSM) -- it works in conjunction with the Softpaq Dowload Manager (SDM). SSM will install nearly all updates to an HP system including drivers, BIOS, and utilities like Quicklaunch for any HP desktop system. It's a simple command-line to run and automatically determines what's applicable and is easy to add to a TS. Here's whitepaper from HP: http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/downloads/SDM_SSM.pdf.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | Twitter @JasonSandys

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:43 PM
  • If you install the HP Quicklaunch driver to a physical computer, the driver is actualy extracted to "c:\program files\HP Quicklaunch driver\something" (don’t remember the exact path), as part of the installation. Grab the inf driver there, and you should be able to import them in ConfigMgr.


    Ronni Pedersen | Configuration Manager MVP | Blog: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:01 PM
  • If you install the HP Quicklaunch driver to a physical computer, the driver is actualy extracted to "c:\program files\HP Quicklaunch driver\something" (don’t remember the exact path), as part of the installation. Grab the inf driver there, and you should be able to import them in ConfigMgr.


    Ronni Pedersen | Configuration Manager MVP | Blog: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen


    I tried that but that led to a "This hardware couldn't start please reinstall the driver error" in device manager on my 2710p laptop, it looks like the other files are important too.
    Friday, April 27, 2012 8:09 AM