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Remotely install sound card driver

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Hi Experts!  We have deployed numerous Windows 7 computers that now need a different driver for the sound card.  Since we are dealing with 100+ computers, I was hoping that we could install the driver through pstools (psexec?) or with GFI LANguard.  I have extracted the setup.exe file from the original sp39852.exe that was downloaded from HP's site but I can't seem to get the setup.exe to install on the remote computer with psexec.  I get this message when I launch the setup from psexec:  setup.exe exited on computer with error code -1073741819 (I couldn't find any error code on Google that matched up).

So, can I deploy a driver through remote means and if yes, how?  Thanks in advance!
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by:netcmh
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Here's a step by step: http://www.richud.com/wiki/Windows_7_Install_Unsigned_Drivers_Remotely

Hopefully, this helps.
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Perfect!  I can read through this script and see what is being accomplished but need a little help with a couple of "variables"?

if [%1%] == [] (
 set /p h=Enter Hostname or IP :

Can I assign a text file that contains the name of computers for the script to do to each computer?

"%~dp0*"  
What  is this?  I'm guessing it is the server\share to copy the files from but can I set it statically or where do I set it?
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netcmh earned 2000 total points
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Sure, something like:

For /F %%h IN (computer.txt) Do ...
where computer.txt is a list of your PCs

Better explained than I could ever at: http://htipe.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/the-dp0-variable/

"The %~dp0 (that’s a zero) variable when referenced within a Windows batch file will expand to the drive letter and path of that batch file."
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Thanks for your help.  I ended up using DPInst and launching the script via PSExec.  I'm going to accept your previous answer for your time but would advise others to use DPInst and PSExec.
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Thanks for your input and grade. Good luck.
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