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DeployAnyWhere Windows 7 Driver Missing

Created: 31 Aug 2012 | 1 comment

I am using Ghost Solution Suite Version: 2.5.1 with 2266 updated via live update and WinPE 2.0 (unmodified version that came with Ghost Console)

I have read many posts to do with DeployAnyWhere and my question is this:

Do I need one of the updated patches for Ghost Console (2269, 2298 and 2605) to solve the missing drivers error I recieve when running DeployAnyWhere from the Ghost Console?  The drives it says are missing are JMicron(R) Gigabit Ethernet Controller (PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_0250&SUBSYS_9100155) and Broadcom 802.11n Wireless (PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4357).  These are for two different models of PCs or am I missing something?

I have added the missing drivers to the WinPE database and I know the JMicron(R) driver works because before I added it, Ghost failed to boot to the Virtual Partition for this PC.

Thanks in advance.

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EdT's picture

There are effective two driver libraries that you need to deal with. The WinPE boot environment in Ghost is based around the Vista 32 bit kernel, so you need to add Vista 32 bit drivers via Ghost Boot Wizard.  Basically, you only need to add drivers for the NIC and SATA chipsets as that is the minimum required for Ghost to be able to communicate with the disks and the network. If you cannot boot to the Virtual Partition then it is possible that you have the incorrect drivers added to WinPE. Vista drivers are required by WinPE regardless of the operating system being imaged.  JMicron and Broadcom are two different manufacturers of chipsets which are commonly used in PC and Laptop motherboards.

DeployAnywhere will need drivers for all your target hardware, that are appropriate to the operating system you are deploying.

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