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    Automate Device Driver Integration for disk images and RIS

    It may have been covered before but I just found a rather usefull looking article about integrating device drivers into Windows images. It gives a fairly usefull looking rundown on how the whole driver searching and installation thing works and also includes some truely usefull looking scripts.
    Win32_PnpEntity_Plus.vbs
    Win32_PnpEntity_Plus.vbs can be used to retrieve device information from the Win32_PnpEntity WMI class and from the registry for devices installed on a system. This script produces output formatted either as an .ini or a .csv file. The output can be filtered to include or exclude devices by device class or driver provider. You can also use the script for discovering which devices require third-party drivers. For example, suppose support for a new computer model needs to be added to the image. Start the computer with the vendorís installation of Windows.

    DriverInfInfo.vbs
    The folder structure of Plug and Play drivers used in an operating system image can be quite large and complex. Documenting what drivers are included in these folders, along with the driver vendor, the driver version, and the devices each driver supports can be a tedious and error-prone process. I developed DriverInfInfo.vbs to retrieve provider and version info, Plug and Play IDs, and device descriptions for all device driver .inf files in a folder structure.

    PNPDriverMatch.vbs
    PNPDriverMatch.vbs enumerates the device IDs on the computer, examines the folder of Plug and Play drivers to find .inf files that have matching IDs found on the computer, and optionally copies the matching driver folders to a specified destination folder.
    You can use this script to document matching drivers for a computer model, as well as to copy only matching drivers to the Plug and Play drivers folder.

    PNPPath.vbs
    This script examines a folder structure of Plug and Play drivers. It can be used to create the OemPnPDriversPath entry needed for an answer file or to directly populate the DevicePath entry in the registry.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../cc160991.aspx

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    It should also be noted though that Signed Windows drivers shouldn't need any further work.

    If you install a Signed driver then Sysprep an image, the driver should be automatically installed once Mini Setup is complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It should also be noted though that Signed Windows drivers shouldn't need any further work.

    If you install a Signed driver then Sysprep an image, the driver should be automatically installed once Mini Setup is complete.
    Yes your right, these scripts just help you manage the drivers in images better as it can tell you which non-standard drivers are already installed in the image. Reorganise the drivers files into a directory structure and add them to a search path if nessisary.

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