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Drivers Not Injecting into WinPE Boot Image (Offline Media) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone seen issues with drivers NOT being injected at all into WinPE for USB/Media based deployments?  Network based boot media has all the proper drivers injected, but using the same selection profile and drivers for deployment via USB/Media does not inject the drivers. 

    I have tried entirely wiping out the Deploy\Boot\LiteTouchTouchPE_x64.wim to ensure it gets completely regenerated and does not help.  Manually injecting the drivers via dism works but they get wiped out the next time "Update Media Content" is run, so it is making changes to the boot media, it just doesn't seem to inject the drivers.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:47 PM

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  • Do you use this method of driver management? Lite Touch Driver Management

    If not I highly recommend it. It makes it easier in the long run, especially if you choose total control. That will help reduce deployment times since it only injects applicable drivers.


    Daniel Vega

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:55 PM
  • Given that he says it works for Online media, but not Offline media, it shouldn't matter what method he's using for driver management.  That article does not differentiate between the two deployment methods.
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:31 PM
  • @PhoenixPrime,

    Yes the boot media for USB and PXE is located at %DeployRoot%\Boot\LiteTouchPE_x64.wim, but when you create an offline media installation, it basically spits out a share with just the items selected in the Selection Profile used to create the Media.  Once that is created, in the workbench, you have to go to Deployment Shares\<Share Name>\Advanced Configuration\Media.  Right click on Media001 and click on Properties.  In there, you will have to create another CustomSettings.ini that will apply only to the Media Installation.  You can use your CustomSettings.ini from your main share if you like.  Also, in there, you can customize the boot.wim that is embedded into the Media.  Meaning again, you can customize it the same way you do with your PXE/USB key media.  Different drivers, Optional Components, background...

    That said, are you configuring the Media001 boot image with the appropriate selection profiles or are you thinking that the boot media from the main share is used?

    LawsonT

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:36 AM
  • Given that he says it works for Online media, but not Offline media, it shouldn't matter what method he's using for driver management.  That article does not differentiate between the two deployment methods.
    Not directly but it helps, because then the next step is to make sure the selection profiles are added to the media. Media builds don't just copy everything that's in the deployment share. You have to select what it adds. Lawson mentions the rest. I was waiting for response to continue with the explanation. 

    Daniel Vega

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:15 PM