How to inject drivers into a custom WIM using the MDT 2010 Task Sequence

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi.  I've created a MDT 2010 Update 1 Task Sequence that installs Windows 7 and several application.  The sequence then captures the build to a WIM file.   I created another Task Sequence that deploys this Task Sequence to a computer.  Everything works great when deploying to a VMware virtual system, and when deploying to an HP 8100.  But when I deploy the image to a Dell Latitude E6320,  many drivers are not installed and the build fails.  It gets as far as installing the OS and then doing a restart, but cannot find the device drivers to connect back to the network and complete the build sequence.

I have downloaded the driver bundle from Dell and have imported the drivers to MDT.  I have added the Inject Drivers task and specified to install the E6320 drivers if the model is like "Latitude E6320%"    I can see the task run as the drivers are injected, but after the reboot, the ethernet controller is not available as well as several other devices.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:netrxinc
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    If you downloaded the exe from the Dell website, you'll actually have to run that file to extract it, then import that into the MDT. It won't work if you're just inporting the exe that you download.

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    I had imported the extracted driver files.

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    The issue was due to a C:\Drivers folder that was embedded in the WIM.  This caused the injected drivers to be inserted into C:\Windows.old.  I used gimagex.exe to mount the WIM and delete the C:\Drivers folder.  The next time the WIM was applied, the drivers were properly injected.

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    I found the answer and have posted it.

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    It works and no one else provided a valid response,

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