How do you do....it? Thread, Remote Driver (Graphics) Updating... in Technical; Hello - I've spent a bit of time on this wondering how to do it but have got a bit ...
17th May 2012, 01:58 PM #1
Remote Driver (Graphics) Updating...
Hello - I've spent a bit of time on this wondering how to do it but have got a bit stuck.
I'm trying to update the graphics drivers on some of our HP Laptops. They are currently using the Windows 7 built-in ones which means the simulations part of a DT program doesn't work and I've narrowed it down to the graphics drivers - update them, and it works fine.
Here's the rub: the driver is packaged as an .exe, in HP's sp48327481.exe format. When the exe is ran, it gets extracted to C:\swsetup\sp48327481 which then has a setup.exe and the drivers inside it. I've mucked around with some batch files and psexec but I'm stumped. I can run setup.exe -s which does a silent install on my machine okay but I want to do it on the laptops remotely. psexec can copy the setup.exe file across to the machine using the -c switch in psexec but it doesn't install because it needs all the other files that didn't get copied (I guess, anyway). Can pxexec copy a whole folder and then run the installer from that? Or do I put it on a fileshare and set permissions so a script can install it? Or do it manually (which is fine for a few laptops but not for a couple of dozen).
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17th May 2012, 02:07 PM #2
- Rep Power
have a look at PNPutil.exe if they are Win7 machines
if you go with something like, it will install and update the drivers from a share, even works for network and wireless cards
pnputil.exe -i -a \\server\share\drivers\graphics\abcd\*.INF
you will need to extract the drivers from the exe by running it or using something like 7-zip
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17th May 2012, 02:11 PM #3
Neat, I'll give that a go.
17th May 2012, 02:13 PM #4
- Rep Power
I have also used it to pre stage printer drivers so the user does not have to download them from the server
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