Windows 7 WDS Deployment - USB 3.0 Driver Package Won't Install
I'm hoping someone else has had this problem and can advise on best course of action.
Yesterday I needed to deploy my standard Windows 7 Pro x86 Image to a new set of Stone Laptops (Model NB-1103). I added all the drivers for the Stone Laptops in a separated driver packages node as I normally do, then deployed my image.
Everything installed perfectly except the 'USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller' which renders the USB 3.0 ports useless! As a test on the laptop after deployment I went into device manager and selected 'update driver' and pointed it to the location where I backed up all the Stone Laptop drivers, and it installed perfectly from the USB folder!!
Things I've tried:
Latest USB 3.0 driver from Stone Computers (Re-imaged - FAILED!)
Latest USB 3.0 driver from Intel (Re-imaged - FAILED!)
I've looked around on the web and a few people have had this on Lenovo and Dell laptops, but there's been no answers apart from they're saying it's a bug with Intel and Windows 7.
My standard Windows 7 image has never failed using WDS and adding driver packages up until now, and if new machines are being delivered to our schools with USB 3.0 ports - it's going to become a huge issue.
My workaround was to deploy my standard image to the new Stone Laptop (driver package used), but stop it from joining the domain. Install the USB 3.0 driver manually then sysprep and capture a new image so I can then deploy that to the rest of the new Stones. A real pain in the backside JUST for one driver!!!
Many thanks in advance.