troubleshooting Question

Vista not picking up drivers using WDS

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Windows VistaWindows Server 2008Dell
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Firstly, thanks in advance for any help on this, its really annoying me.

We are using WDS to perform unattended installations of Windows Vista on a number of Dell Optiplex 360's.

The PC images fine, but when it finishes the PC is missing a couple of drivers. I have added the drivers to the drivers folder on the WDS. We also use the same server to deploy Windows 7 and it works fine (installs all drivers,etc) so it would seem this is setup correctly. Its only when Vista is deployed that the drivers are missing. It seems like it is not going to the drivers folder.

I have manually installed the drivers after the install to ensure they are the correct drivers and they are. I have also downloaded the CAB file with all Vista drivers for the Optiplex 360 and added that to the drivers folder on the WDS.

The drivers are for 32bit Vista and i am installing 32bit Vista. Dont know where to go next with this, any help greatly appreciated.

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