Windows Deployment Services


I am wondering if answer files can be changed after they have been setup in the original installation and deployment of WDS? The reason I ask is our WDS image server was set up by someone who is no longer with the company and I am trying to figure out how to add a driver for a specific laptop to the image server. I am not quite sure where to add the driver in order to get the imaged deployed to the given laptop. Under normal circumstances what is the default folder used when setting up WDS?

Not sure if this matters but we are on Win 2008 R2.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Paula CurrieDirector of TechnologyAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
the remote installation folder can be located anywhere and under any name.. usual suspect is x:\remoteinstall
the WDS gui will show you the location of the .wim file and the unattend file associated with it.

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Paula CurrieDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
This is definitely helpful.
Paula CurrieDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
I have determined the location of the remote install folder and it resides on F:\Remote Install for me. I think what we are going to do is rebuild a new image server in our virtual world and start from scratch. There are too many strange things that don't allow for adding of drivers, packages, etc.

Thanks for the help!
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