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Adding network card drivers to Windows Deployment Server 2008

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I have setup a server running Windows Server 2008.
I have added Windows Deployment Server as a role.
This all seems to be running ok.

I have tried to add a driver to the boot.wim file (using the information I have found on question 24037359)

I have followed this info, which does appear to have done everything I think it should.
When I add this boot.wim file as an Install image, the machine still shows the "WDSClient: an error occurred" etc
Shift + F10 - ipconfig - no ip
If I plug in my external hdd, and run drvload.exe d:\vista32\E1k6032.inf
followed by wpeutil InitializeNetwork and then run ipconfig - i get an ip address

What am I doing wrong?!?
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I have managed to solve this! - there was a missing switch when trying to add the driver.

What I have now done is:

1) Created a folder "PE" on my server's D: driver
2) Created a subfolder "Mount". under "D:\PE"
3) Created a subfolder "Drivers" under "D:\PE"
4) Copied the boot.WIM file to my "D:\PE" folder.
5) From a CMD prompt run the following command:  
"C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86\imagex.exe" /mountrw D:\pe\boot.wim 1 D:\pe\mount
6) Copy my extracted / unpackages drivers to D:\pe\drivers
7)Run the following command to integrate those drivers:
"C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\peimg.exe" /inf=D:\PE\Drivers\driver.inf /image=D:\pe\mount
Replacing driver.inf with your inf name
8)  Run the following command:  
"C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86\imagex.exe" /unmount /commit D:\pe\boot

THEN
Added the new boot.wim file in D:\PE\ in the Windows Deployment Server Services
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