MDT 2010: How to change WinPE drivers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have boot images that currently work for all of our systems and is used for PXE booting with a WDS server, but I think we have lots of extra drivers in the PE image because the boot image size is quite large and it seems to spend a long time injecting drivers during the PE portion before the OS is installed.  

    Which drivers other than than NIC drivers are needed in the boot image?

    How can we change the boot image so that it has only the minimum necessary drivers for each computer model?

    • Edited by MyGposts Monday, February 24, 2014 4:20 PM
    Monday, February 24, 2014 4:19 PM

All replies

  • Network and storage controller drivers are the essential ones and that is included by default in the boot image. However there are certain types of these drivers you do not want/need in the boot image and that is drivers for wireless network cards and for instance all kinds of memory card reader drivers.

    One of way of gaining full control over the drivers in the boot image is to create a WinPE structure in the driver part of Deployment Workbench and then use Selection profiles (see the settings on the deployment share) to make sure that only the drivers from the selection profile is added to the WinPE/Boot image.

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    Monday, February 24, 2014 8:12 PM