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  • hello,

    i have a situation where i am deploying a large number of pcs. i use microsoft tools to capture the image and then apply that image to pcs staged for rollout. what's currently happening is that i have a third party scsi controller installed. after windows installs and a user logs in the new harware wizard kicks off and asks to install the required driver.

    the required driver is located at c:\windows\system32\drivers

    is there any way i can script the installation of the driver so that i dont have to manually go through this process for the hundreds of machines im rolling out?

    thanks in advance!


    -chas
    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:24 PM

Answers

  • It sounds like you don't need a script so much, but rather a tweak to your deployment process. Deployment tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, or the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 offer the ability to dynamically inject the necessary drivers for each system, using pre-built scripts.

    If you really need to manually inject a driver, you can use dism.exe on Windows 7 or pnputil.exe on Windows Vista. I would recommend augmenting your deployment process to automatically include the correct drivers for each type of hardware that's getting deployed, however.

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    Trevor Sullivan
    http://trevorsullivan.net

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 10:18 PM

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  • are all pcs of same config? if so? why dont u install this driver as well and then clone it?


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    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:57 PM
  • It sounds like you don't need a script so much, but rather a tweak to your deployment process. Deployment tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, or the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 offer the ability to dynamically inject the necessary drivers for each system, using pre-built scripts.

    If you really need to manually inject a driver, you can use dism.exe on Windows 7 or pnputil.exe on Windows Vista. I would recommend augmenting your deployment process to automatically include the correct drivers for each type of hardware that's getting deployed, however.

    Cheers


    If this post was helpful, please click the little "Vote as Helpful" button :)

    Trevor Sullivan
    http://trevorsullivan.net

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 10:18 PM