AskME4Tech

We Do the best to understand Technology

You are here:

Inject Drivers for better management in MDT 2013

In previous articles i wrote for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and how can add drivers or Capture an Image. These methods can help to reduce time and automate your tasks for better productivity. But few months ago i came an across with a problem that to be honest i didn't have realize it.

As IT Pro most of the times you have different hardware models of Workstations,Laptop , Servers from the same Vendor or different. 

When you create a new Task Sequence for the Deployment that you want to proceed how sure are you that the Deployment use the right Drivers for your specific model that you want to Deploy the OS? 

Today i would like to describe how can use Inject Drivers during deployment with  MDT 2013 to have the full control of your Drivers and what you are doing.

Before start to read this article at least must already read and understand the following articles. Unless it's sure that you have lot of problems that maybe can't be resolve.

Building a Custom Windows ISO with MDT 2013

How to add drivers in Windows ISO with MDT 2013

 

So let's start from the begining.

Import the Windows OS in MDT 2013

Find all the details from the article in the section Import Setup Files of Windows 

Building a Custom Windows ISO with MDT 2013

 

Import the Drivers in MDT 2013

Identify your Laptop/Workstation Model and import the drivers in MDT 2013. Find all the details in the following article.

How to add drivers in Windows ISO with MDT 2013

 

Create New Task Sequence.

After import the Windows OS and add drivers we must create the Task Sequence for the Deployment. Here are the major changes that must done with the Drivers.

You can find all the details in the article Building a Custom Windows ISO with MDT 2013 as describe above but i prefer to show you these task.

  • Expand the Deployment Shares and the MDT Deployment Share.
  • Right Click in Task Sequence, select New Task Sequence.
  • Fill the Task SequenceID and TaskSequenceName (names that you can identify in the future) , click Next.

  • Select Standard Client Task Sequence.

  • Select the OS which created before

  • You can specify a product key now or leave it as it to activate the Windows after the installation

  • Fill the Organization with a name.

  • Specify the local Admin Password if you want or select Don't specify an Administrator password at this Time

  • Here is a Summary only , click Next

  • Click Finish

 

 

Create new Selection Profile

Now it's time to create the Profile that will be use for the Media in the next step.

  • Expand the Deployment Shares , MDT Deployment Share and Advanced Configuration
  • Right Click in Selection Profiles, select New Selection Profile
  • Type the name of Selection Profile and click Next.

  • Expand and tick the the folder of Operating SystemOut of Box Drivers and Task Sequence  which Import in previous steps. Click Next.

  • Just a Summary of your Configuration. Click Next

  • Wait to finish and click Finish

Inject Drivers in Task Sequence

After create the new Task Sequence and Selection Profile then we must configure Inject Drivers action to use the specific Selection Profile.

  • Expand the Deployment Shares and the MDT Deployment Share.
  • Click in Task Sequences , from the right side right click in the Task Sequence that create before and select Properties.

  • Click in Tab Task Sequence.
  • Expand the Preinstall. Click in Inject Drivers.

  • From the right side select the Selection Profile that created before to use the specific Drivers for the specific Deployment.
  • Click OK.

 

 

With this method you can have a full control of your Drivers and where must be Deploy. It's not complex if you have a basic knowledge how can create a Deployment in MDT.

Now it's your turn. I am sure that most of then in the Task Sequence - - Inject Drivers the Selected Profile is All Drivers. Write your comments in our commented system and share it with other IT Pro

Have a nice weekend !!

Similar Posts

Sysprep and Capture Task Sequence failed in MDT 2013

Last week i decide to Capture a fresh installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 wit

How to add drivers in Windows ISO with MDT 2013

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 is a very useful tool for IT, System Administrators with lot of

Keep in Touch with Askme4Tech

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google+ icon