Injecting Drivers into Boot Image Issue
We've recently purchased several PC's with the Asus M5A78L-M motherboard at our school. When I'm trying to deploy one of our Windows 7 images via our WDS server I'm getting an error message stating that I need to install a compatible Windows PE network driver (this is AFTER connecting to the WDS Server but before choosing the image).
I've not had this crop up before but with this being a new model motherboard it was kind of expected (its packing a Realtek 8111E PCIe Gb LAN onboard network card). I followed the instructions which talk you through injecting a new driver into your Boot image (as below) these instructions are from sysengineers . net
In this example the following environment setup was used.
Latest WAIK installed on a laptop.
WAIK provided commandprompt ran as adminstrator was used.
# first create a directory called C:\wim
# Next grab the boot.wim from your WDS machine or the windows install CD.
copy \boot\x64\images\boot.wim c:\wim\
# Create a mount folder and mount the image.
imagex /mountrw c:\wim\boot.wim 2 c:\wim\mount
#next plug the driver into the image using dism
dism /image:C:\wim\mount /add-driver /driver:C:\dell\drivers\R280807\windows-7-x64\E1k6264.inf
The driver should be installed afterwards.
# Commit all changes
imagex /commit c:\wim\mount
# Unmount the image
imagex /unmount c:\win\mount.
This whole process seems to work fine and I injected the Windows 7 driver off the Motherboard disk into the Boot Image without a hitch. I tried to image the PC but got the exact same error message again.
I've now injected EVERY LAN driver from the Motherboard DVD into the Build Image and again I'm still getting the error that no network driver can be found.
I've restarted the WDS service and tried a few other things I've found on the net (pausing the network boot for a minute or so before letting it connect to the WDS Server) but nothing seems to work.
This is the first time I've had to do this so I'm not sure if I'm missing something? My boot image is increasing in size so its definately taking the drivers into it fine as far as I can see. I can't find any other drivers on the net that I can try to inject either. The boot image works fine on the older ASUS M4 variants just not these new ones.
Has anyone got any ideas? Its really frustrating me and we are looking at getting more of these PC's over Halfterm/Christmas.
Thanks in advance for any help!