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  • Question

  • Hello

    I make tow task sequence.

    The first task sequence install Windows XP SP3 from the source CDROM, and automticly install the drivers. This task sequence is ok.

    The seconde task sequence install Windows XP SP3 from a WIM Image, and I want to automaticly install all pilote. But this task sequence is not ok.

    Is it possible to automaticly install drivers after install WIM Images ?

    Can I have one WIM images for differntes hardware Model ?

    Thanks

    mercredi 23 décembre 2009 15:50

Réponses

  • Hello,

    It is possible to have a single WIM image whatever the material only if the OS is Windows Vista or Windows 7.
    For XP this is not the case, you need a WIM image for each PC (or rather for each layer material HAL).

    For more informations (look "7. No More HAL Complications"):
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.deployment.aspx

    and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309283/en-us


    Thank's


    Bechir Gharbi. MCSA, MCSE Security & Messaging, MCITP Entr-Srv Administrator, MCT, MCTS ConfigMgr/OpsMgr/ISA Server.
    lundi 25 janvier 2010 20:28
    Modérateur
  • Hi Bechir,

    Thank you for the links.

    I want just to undeline that the number of WIM images depends on the number of HALs. so, an organization can have 12 models of PCs but it holds only 2 or 3 WIM Images because there are only 2 or 3 HALs used by the 12 models (We are in this case for example: we are using only 3 WIMs for all our models and these WIMs are working fine)

    this is confirmed in the section 7 of the article that you've posted: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.deployment.aspx:

     

    With Windows XP, technical restrictions prevented the creation of a single image that could be deployed to all computers. Different hardware abstraction layers (HALs) meant you had to maintain multiple images. (For more on this see the Knowledge Base article "HAL options after Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 Setup") Most organizations needed two or three images per platform (x86 and x64) and some chose to have even more—though each image brings added costs and complexity.
    In Windows Vista, those technical restrictions are gone; the operating system is able to detect which HAL is required and automatically install it.

     

    Thanks

    lundi 7 juin 2010 15:23
  • Yes Habib, of course the number of WIM images depends on the number of HALs. But in addition, you can also use only one xp image for all your hardware ;) , that is great yes yes, see here http://www.myitforum.com/articles/47/view.asp?id=8997


    Bechir Gharbi. MCSA, MCSE M+S, MCITP Server/Enterprise Administrator, MCT, MCTS Configuration Manager/Forefront (Time Zone : GMT+1)
    lundi 7 juin 2010 18:12
    Modérateur

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  • Hello,

    It is possible to have a single WIM image whatever the material only if the OS is Windows Vista or Windows 7.
    For XP this is not the case, you need a WIM image for each PC (or rather for each layer material HAL).

    For more informations (look "7. No More HAL Complications"):
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.deployment.aspx

    and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309283/en-us


    Thank's


    Bechir Gharbi. MCSA, MCSE Security & Messaging, MCITP Entr-Srv Administrator, MCT, MCTS ConfigMgr/OpsMgr/ISA Server.
    lundi 25 janvier 2010 20:28
    Modérateur
  • Hi Bechir,

    Thank you for the links.

    I want just to undeline that the number of WIM images depends on the number of HALs. so, an organization can have 12 models of PCs but it holds only 2 or 3 WIM Images because there are only 2 or 3 HALs used by the 12 models (We are in this case for example: we are using only 3 WIMs for all our models and these WIMs are working fine)

    this is confirmed in the section 7 of the article that you've posted: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.deployment.aspx:

     

    With Windows XP, technical restrictions prevented the creation of a single image that could be deployed to all computers. Different hardware abstraction layers (HALs) meant you had to maintain multiple images. (For more on this see the Knowledge Base article "HAL options after Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 Setup") Most organizations needed two or three images per platform (x86 and x64) and some chose to have even more—though each image brings added costs and complexity.
    In Windows Vista, those technical restrictions are gone; the operating system is able to detect which HAL is required and automatically install it.

     

    Thanks

    lundi 7 juin 2010 15:23
  • Yes Habib, of course the number of WIM images depends on the number of HALs. But in addition, you can also use only one xp image for all your hardware ;) , that is great yes yes, see here http://www.myitforum.com/articles/47/view.asp?id=8997


    Bechir Gharbi. MCSA, MCSE M+S, MCITP Server/Enterprise Administrator, MCT, MCTS Configuration Manager/Forefront (Time Zone : GMT+1)
    lundi 7 juin 2010 18:12
    Modérateur