How to add drivers to DeployAnywhere or WinPE.

Article:TECH110136  |  Created: 2008-01-09  |  Updated: 2014-03-05  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH110136
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How to add drivers to DeployAnywhere or WinPE.

 


Solution



Warning: You need the Vista drivers for the devices being used. In some cases the 2003 or 2008 drivers will work if there are no Vista drivers available. For more information, see the document: 'Why does Symantec Ghost need drivers for Windows Vista when imaging some other operating system?' (http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH110792)

Note: There are two versions of the Windows PE included in the Ghost Solution Suite. To select a version, click Edit in the Ghost Boot Wizard.

  • "WinPE" is for computers that have less than 512 MB of RAM. This version is limited in that is has fewer drivers and has only one language available.
  • "WinPE 512" is for computers with 512 MB RAM or more. It includes many drivers and is multilingual.
    For more information see: "In the Ghost Boot Wizard what is the difference between WinPE and WinPE-512?" (http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH110098)

    NOTE: If you update a NIC driver that should apply to computers that are already known to the Console, you must perform the following procedure in addition to adding the driver.
    Title: 'How do you update the Windows PE driver files that are being sent to a client machine when using Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5?' (http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH110273)

    How to add NIC or Mass Storage drivers to WinPE.
    This can be used for with the "WinPE" disk or for the "DeployAnywhere":
  1. Open the Ghost Boot Wizard.
  2. Select Windows PE
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Select the WinPE version you would like to edit. See the note above for information on the different versions.
  5. Click Copy (Note: It is important to not modify the default wim files. If they become corrupt due to manipulation a reinstall will be required to repair them)
  6. Give a name to your new wim file.
  7. Depending on the type of driver you would like to add, go to the "Network Drivers" or "Storage Drivers" section.
  8. Look through the list to see if the driver you need is already supplied.
    • If you are not adding a new driver, check the box to include that driver.
      Note: If you are using the WinPE version, you may want to disable any drivers that you do not need so that you do not exceed the space requirement.
       
    • If you are adding a new or updated driver:
      1. Click Add New Driver
      2. Browse to the location of the NIC or Storage driver you would like to add.
      3. Type a name of your choosing in the "Friendly Name" field.
      4. Check the Applicable Operating System.
        Note: The Applicable Operating System for WinPE is Vista.
      5. Click OK.
      6. Click OK to exit the add drivers screen and create the new custom Windows PE boot package.
      7. Select the newly created WinPE package and click Edit to reenter edit mode.
      8. Check the box for the driver you have just added.
      9. Click OK

NOTE: If you intend to use the new WinPE driver with the Ghost Console, you must configure the Console to use the new driver. See below under ' If you are using the Ghost console... '.
NOTE: In some cases, after you have added a new driver, you must go back into the driver list and make sure it is still checked. First, finish adding the driver. Then, go back and make sure the box next to the driver is checked. 


How to Add Drivers to DeployAnywhere in the Ghost Console:

  1. Create a new task or use an existing task.
  2. Select DeployAnywhere as a "Task step."
  3. Go to the "DeployAnywhere" tab.
  4. Click Manage Drivers.
  5. Depending on the type of driver you would like to add, go to the Network Drivers or Storage Drivers section.
  6. Click Add New driver.
  7. Browse to the location of the NIC or Storage driver you would like to add.
  8. Type a name of your choosing in the "Friendly Name" field.
  9. Check the Applicable Operating System.
    Note: If you are adding the driver for Deploy Anywhere then the Applicable Operating System needs to be whatever OS the image being cloned is. (XP, Vista, 2003)
  10. Click OK.
  11. Check the box for the driver you have just added.
  12. Click OK

NOTE: There is an alternate method for the procedure below that does not require reinstalling the Console Client Agent. See the document 'How do you update the Windows PE driver files that are being sent to a client machine when using Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5?' (http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH110273)


If you are using the Ghost console the following steps will be necessary for any clients that need the new driver.

  1. Start the Ghost console and navigate to the client in the machine groups.
  2. Right click on the client and select Properties.
  3. Select the Clients tab.
  4. If you created a custom WinPE as recommended above, Select the custom WinPE in the Virtual Partition PreOS dropdown.
  5. Click OK.
  6. If you are using GSS 2.5 or earlier you may need to reinstall the Ghost Console Client on the Clients that are already known to the Console.  There are other methods for updating the Client information shown in the KB article listed above.  For New Clients please see Note 2 below.
  7. If you are using GSS 2.5.1 then for all Clients, old and new, open the Console, go to Tools>Options>Client tab and select your custom WinPE boot package from the Virtual Partition Default PreOS dropdown.

    Note: This will force an update of the Client boot package with the new package from the console.
    Note 2: There is an alternate procedure for updating the NIC driver.

 

Please note:

  • The instructions above will need to be followed for any client already known to the console that needs to use the new WIM package.
  • The console can be set to automatically deliver the custom WinPE version to all NEW client installs by going to the Tools>Options>Client tab and selecting the custom WinPE boot package in the Virtual Partition Default PreOS dropdown.


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