Computers that are RIS/WDS friendly
We are using RIS (remote installation service) that now became WDS, to deploy OS to client computers.
The problem is the drivers, I really need the all drivers to be "open" I mean not in executable format but rather .inf and .sys file and so on, that way RIS can automatically deploy them when installing the OS.
If anyone know about a manufacturer that have all it drivers like that or any other recommendation how to resolve the problem I'll be grateful.
So far I could find that HP and Dell can't guarantee open drivers.
St. Dominic's School, Surrey.
Have some problem with HP and Dell
Hi, Thanks all for your replay.
HP gives most of their drivers as exe. Some extract to open format and some not. I would really like to have it as "open" driver because then I can have one RIS/WDS image for all the different hardware in the school.
Dell, we bought from Dell 4 computers, Optiplex 755. All drivers are fine beside the sound card which is soundMax and can only be installed by running an exe. Also these new computers have loads of problem and for example network connection will be lost with no reason. I called Dell support and at the end they admitted there was a problem with all these computers, but they expect me to seat and wait for them to fine a solution.
So now I look for alternative to Dell.
St Dominic's School, Surrey.
Still trying to aoutmate it
Hi, I found the update that you were speaking about Riedquat, it is KB835221 which comes with the driver. Unfortunatelly when I try to integrate it to the RIS build it doesn't except it, saying it the wrong version. I also tried the same with kb888111 which is the newer verision but I can't integrate it either.
Which leaves me in the situation now of only trying to do a silent install in the [runonce] section of the build.
If anyone have any ideas or how the ovid it in the future, please let me know.