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    Organising drivers...

    Any pointers on the best way to organise your drivers within OSD?

    I've got a fresh start on the drivers right now, and tomorrow I'm going to start putting them all in but i want to start it right ... so any tips? because this can often get very messy as I'm sure you're all aware.

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    What deployment method you use?

    I use MDT with driver filtering so all is handled within the MDT wizard really

    MDT Script – Clean the Make and Model WMI Queries | RS Applications

    If you use mdt driver groups are the way to go

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    Mine is as simple as the Manufacturer > Model > Component > Driver

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    Barely have any drivers at all on ours. just the basics, windows 7 sorts the rest! Helps sticking with Intel kit though.

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    For us, unified drivers go in a 'common' folder since they are not model specific. Some examples...


    This is what the folder structure looks like:

    Code:
    Common
    |------\ Graphics
    |---------------\ AMD
    |---------------\ Intel
    |---------------\ nVidia
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    Manufacturer
    |------------\ Model
    |-------------------\ Driver

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    Perfect @Arthur just the sort of thing i was after

    @Jamo at the moment I'm not making use of MDT, i have it installed and available to me but I'm still learning SCCMs in and outs, I'll probably get there eventually

    EDIT: What are the main benefits of MDT? What additional functionality does it add specifically?
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    That's what I do too @Arthur

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    What are the main benefits of MDT? What additional functionality does it add specifically?
    When integrated with SCCM? This post explains a few reasons why you would want to use both.

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    That's what I do too
    That's good to hear. I can't stand disorganized driver folders.
    Last edited by Arthur; 23rd May 2013 at 10:22 PM.

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    We're currently using MDT to create images and SCCM 2012 to deploy... targeting drivers to specific machines via WMI queries.

    Folder structure:

    OS > Manufacturer > Model > OS Architecture > Driver

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