Adding drivers to a driver database

Article:HOWTO63365  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL
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Adding drivers to a driver database

Deployment Solution lets you add drivers to the driver database to ensure the successful completion of Windows OS installation and Windows image deployment tasks. By adding drivers to the driver database, you eliminate the need for manual driver installations. When you add drivers to the driver database, missing drivers and newly discovered drivers are automatically added to the image.

You can add drivers to the following driver databases:


Adding drivers to the DeployAnywhere driver database helps in making the task of imaging and scripted OS installation hardware independent. Hence, deploying of image to client computers and performing an OS installation do not fail due to hardware dependencies.

The DeployAnywhere driver database supports only the Windows operating system.

See Adding drivers to the DeployAnywhere database.


Adding drivers to the Preboot database helps the preboot images to support mass storage devices (MSDs) and network interface cards (NICs). These drivers are added to the preboot images. These preboot images are deployed through the preboot environment. It ensures that you can reboot the client computers successfully to automation or to PXE.

The Preboot driver database supports the Windows and Linux operating systems.

You cannot add non-critical drivers to preboot database.

See Adding drivers to the Preboot database.

Driver databases lets you perform the following functionalities:

  • List drivers for DeployAnywhere and Preboot databases.

  • Add drivers to DeployAnywhere and Preboot databases by folder.

  • Delete drivers from the DeployAnywhere database only.

  • Search for drivers in DeployAnywhere and Preboot databases.

    The search does not display any results if you use \ in your search string. The search option lets you search based on the driver name, applicable OS, type of driver, and device ID.

  • View device details of the selected driver by clicking More Info.

See Creating system configuration settings

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