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    Question WDS - Graphic Drivers

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    I'm using WDS to deploy windows 7 across our domain, problem I have is when I sysprep the image before sucking it onto the WDS box it strips out the graphics driver. I'm using Dell Optiplex 760's across the estate and need a way of installing the driver if possible from within the answer file.

    I have tried this but to no avail in as many places as I could find for my unattend.xml

    I'm using WSIM - here is hoping that someone has come across this before.

    If it cannot be done with this route I'd gladly accept any other ideas!

    VMT
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    There are two ways, you can add them right into the install image as is done here:
    IIS Rocks : Getting ready for Windows 7 and how to integrate your own drivers in an image to perform clean installs.

    or point them at a driver path in the unattend.xml like this:
    Adding Device Drivers To WDS Images

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    There are two ways, you can add them right into the install image as is done here:
    IIS Rocks : Getting ready for Windows 7 and how to integrate your own drivers in an image to perform clean installs.

    or point them at a driver path in the unattend.xml like this:
    Adding Device Drivers To WDS Images

    Are you aware if this will run inf files only or would it cope with the likes of the setup.exe supplied by intel? Reason I ask is I'm aware that I can use a couple of switches with the setup.exe to turn areo etc

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    This would only handle the inf drivers, to use exe versions you would need to automate them afterwards. You can extract most of the intel drivers by looking through the temp folder when installing them and lifting the inf files, these usually install everything that is needed.

    If you are worried about aero not being on then you don't need to because as the driver is integrated it will be picked up during the initial install. This means that it will pick up a capible GPU if present and just switch it on initially without the need to run another system performance scan.

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    Mackers8923,

    There are several new features that are available with Windows Server 2008 / Windows 7 that will assist you with the deployment and management of a large number of workstations. Enterprise IT infrastructures are increasingly complex to manage. The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a dynamic desktop solution that is available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. The solution suite enhances application deployment and compatibility, increases IT responsiveness and end user uptime, and helps reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of your desktop software and IT management.
    To learn more about this package, please go here: microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/products/mdop/default.aspx

    Also now available is MDT 2010 (Microsoft Deployment Tool) which will help you create images and automate the OS and application installations, data migration, and desktop configuration process. To learn more, please go here: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744519(WS.10).aspx

    Should you require additional assistance and guidance, Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum specifically for IT Pros located here social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/ . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to also check the threads available there for additional assistance and feedback.

    Jessica
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