troubleshooting Question

A connection to the deployment share could not be made. The following networking device did not have a driver installed.

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I have successfully deployed a customized Windows 7 image to all of our Dell Optiplex GX360 PCs using MDT 2010 and LiteTouch deployment.  I have not used SCCM to deploy our image.  This image has ALSO been successfully deployed to our HP desktops.  Our deployment server is Server 2008 VMWare.

However, we have recently brought two new Dell Optiplex GX 380 PCs and I am getting the following error when I press F12 to load the image:

A connection to the deployment share (\\Net-WDS\LabDeploymentShare$) could not be made.  The following networking device did not have a driver installed.  PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_1692&SUBSYS_0400028&REV_01

Abort - Abort Litetouch and cleanup (No Recovery)
Retry - Retry network operation
Ignore - Cancel out of Litetouch (Retry later).

I’ve looked this up and this is the NIC driver.

Here’s the situation:
-I have imported the Out-of-box drivers to the deployment share.  
-I have also created a Selection Profile to include the Out-of-box drivers for the Dell Optiplex GX 380.
-I have edited my Task Sequence to include Preinstall>Inject Drivers>Choose a Selection Profile: Dell Optiplex GX 380.
-I have selected the radio button Install all drivers from the Selection profile.
-I have updated my Deployment Share do update all the relevant changes.  This complete successfully.
-I have tried to run this from my Lab Deployment Share and my Live Deployment Share (both with no success).

I've seen something about using a DISM command line tool which I've never used before to manually inject the driver.  Can someone explain in layman’s terms how to use this?

Any help/ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



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