Using WDS for installing HP workstations


We want to use WDS and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to install Windows XP on different types of HP workstations.

I installed WDS and MDT. It all seems to work. We need different drivers. So I downloaded all te HP drivers (60GB).

What is the best way to use only the drivers that are needed. What if I use the Out-of-box and add all the drivers. Are they all copied to the target workstation? I want to prevent  WDS copies all the drivers to the workstation.
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Add all the drivers to the install image. I believe only the matching drivers will be copied to the workstation. i.e. during the boot process the installer will determine which drivers apply to the underlying system and only install those it needs to successfully boot and install the OS.

AngelolelAuthor Commented:
I added all the drivers in the Workbench to the Out-Of-Box drivers. This seems to work.

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