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Problem getting my Windows 7 x64 Altiris 6.9 SP3 Scripted OS Install to install drivers

Created: 16 May 2012 • Updated: 16 May 2012 | 1 comment

Hello,

I'm working on a Scripted OS install for Windows 7 x64.  I've been working with the unattend file in WAIK and I got it to where it will install the OS without any prompts.  Now I'm at the point where I need it to install drivers.

We are a Dell shop, so I paid a visit to http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/2065.dell-driver-cab-files-for-enterprise-client-os-deployment.aspx

This site has cab files containing all drivers for each model Dell machine.

In WAIK there are components called amd64_Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsNonWinPE and amd64_Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE that allow you to specify a path to the drivers.  I tried doing this and pointed to the root of where my drivers were but I get an error during setup saying it can't find the drivers.

Do I need to point this to every individual folder under my drivers share?  That seems crazy as there are a lot of folders.  Is there a better way to do this?

I know if I ran sysprep I could inject the drivers there but I'm avoiding that as I'm doing a Scripted OS Install.

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edwimb's picture

I just got this to work by removing the WinPE component and leaving the Non WinPE one.  The WinPE stuff is handled by Altiris.