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drivers - sysprep.xml

Created: 23 Jan 2013 | 6 comments

Maybe I am completely missing something here, but I have done multiple ways to install the drivers, i.e DQ35MP Intel motherboard, 

I want to use the intel drivers for the sotrage controller rather than the "standard IDE driver" that comes with Windows 7. 
So I have a done a driverpath, to a remote server, local drive, etc. in offlineservicing, and auditsystem... 

and that driver isnt getting installed, and i notice the sysprep.xml isnt getting deleted from the c: drive after its finished. 

so I assume something is wrong. 

but I just can't work it out, I thought it might be easlier than the XP sysprep. 

I have tried using sysprep.xml in the past but failed, and giving up for a while, so dont know much about it. but I am using Windows 7 AIK to create the sysprep.xml and then importing it into the ghost - sysprep configurations. 

But I really do like the idea of installing drivers from the network, so then I can just add drivers to the share and use them without doing a reclone, like I did with the XP images. But I can't get that to work neither. 

Is there a way to enable diagnostic, or show whats happening? - as I am not sure. 

thanks 
Pete

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EdT's picture

There is no reference to Ghost in your posting. Based on the questions you are asking, I believe they should be asked in a Microsoft forum.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

Peter Lawlor's picture

Well, I am using Ghost - 11.5.1 to create and reimage machines with this basic sysprep, but I will try there anyway :-)

thanks

Peter Lawlor's picture

I am just confused, they talking about injecting drivers, but thats for the WIM images, not ghost images.
Im using the sysprep confguration within the ghost console, to setup sysprep... and I am just puzzled on how to install drivers via the image, or network share, etc.. but it seems sysprep xml doesnt install drivers like it used to for XP sysprep... 

I even changed the registry to add C:\sysprep\drivers to the driverpath (forgot where it is)  and doesnt seem to work neither. 

So I dont know how to working for this :( 

 

thanks 

EdT's picture

If you have not already downloaded the Windows Automated Installation Kit for the operating system you are working with, then I would strongly recommend you do this. The WAIK contains lots of documentation on how the build process works for the operating system in question, and you really need to understand this whatever imaging technique you use.

The main difference between Win 7 and XP is that Win 7 is now able to recurse through an entire folder tree of drivers looking for a match, so you no longer have to maintain the OEMPNPDRIVERPATH setting in the Sysprep.ini so that each driver folder is itemised  (my memory of the variable may be incorrect).

However, this is for general PNP drivers and not the block storage drivers needed to gain access to the hard disk subsystem.

Incidentally, make sure you have version 11.5.1.2266 and not an earlier release of 11.5.1 as build 2266 is required to support Win 7

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

EdT's picture

May I also suggest you use the search engine in this forum to look up articles about Windows 7 and Ghost - there is a wealth of information out there which other users have posted which may help you.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

Peter Lawlor's picture

Yeah, I have been using the WAIK for a long while to create the Sysprep, and then importing it into the Sysprep Configuration on the ghost console. 

But I will keep trying to figure this out... and searching google and here. 

 

thanks