I have also updated the script if you need to download it again. How to Enable and Disable Device Drivers Use the following procedures to disable and enable device drivers. The first one is using the Apply Driver Packages feature in ConfigMgr, and the second is to programmatically set Categories on the fly and use the Auto Apply Driver features. When I deleted this folder and reran the script, everything worked great. In the Name box, specify a descriptive name for the driver package. Use this description to provide information about the contents or the purpose of the driver package. If this doesn't work, run the.
Step 1 Download drivers for your brands and models. Note that you could simply replace driver folders within the manufacturer package as an alternative also, i. When making driver packages, organization is key. In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library. Select the check box of the driver packages that you want to add the device drivers to. Remember the source path has to be cleaned up manually after the drivers are removed. Wishing you a great year ahead! However, I am running into an issue when trying to use it.
Update Distribution Points Updates the device driver package on all the distribution points where the package is stored. As a best practice, do you recommend choosing one of them? Use the driver catalog to import device drivers into Configuration Manager, to group them in packages, and to distribute those packages to distribution points. I didn't test it, but it should. I recently ran into a challenge at a client that I had not dealt with before. If so can you log on interactively on the machine and test the script? I think you should find the extracted driver files there. Specify the name of the new category.
For more information about reports, see. · For Windows Vista and later, create driver packages that contain less than 500 device drivers. Alternatively, click Browse to open the Select Folder dialog box, and then browse to the folder that you want to use for this driver package. To remove a device driver, clear the check box of the driver packages from which you want to remove the device driver. I finally got it to work, and it solved all my Lenovo issues! This action copies only the content that has changed after the last time it was distributed.
Alternatively, specify that the step installs all compatible drivers for each detected hardware device, and then let Windows Setup choose the best driver. This allows for additional updates or changes to the image to be integrated during the deployment process. In ConfigMgr 2012 you really have to import the drivers, whether you like it or not. I wonder that nobody post a good practice to keep the driver source share clean. Download Only: Downloaded 52224 kB of 187460 kB 28%. You can add to a driver package only device drivers that you've imported and that are enabled in the driver catalog. Driver packages are most commonly installed through a task sequence whilst building a new computer.
Manage Access Accounts Adds, modifies, or removes access accounts for the driver package. WeirdFish - I've used the Dell Command Update and Dell Command Configure tools but not sure what you are referencing. Select Drivers, and click Import Driver in the ribbon. In most cases, create a new folder before you start this procedure. Device driver categories help group similarly used device drivers together in the driver catalog. Download Only: Downloaded 125952 kB of 187460 kB 67%.
Hi Maurice, I expected as much, but thanks for responding. This method was actually possibly because of a bug in ConfigMgr 2007 I like to call it a feature, but never mind. By default device drivers are enabled when they are imported into the driver catalog. Have you been able to address that need? Clear the check box associated with the driver packages that you want to remove the device drivers from. Driver reports You can use several reports in the Driver Management reports category to determine general information about the device drivers in the driver catalog. To resolve this you must perform the following actions in the console.
Where do you see the advantage? You can also specify a driver category to limit the drivers that are available for this step. As for duplicate drivers, personally I would just enable data dedupe on the distribution points to let it take care of any duplication issues but its a personal choice. This is how I like to store my source files for my drivers: domain. Lenovo, however, uses Model for a specific version of a model. To solve the problem change line 900 to include the -File filter so only files are included in the list and the directory object themselves are excluded. This is for any Dell model I select for Windows 10.
Create a source file directory with your drivers in all of their subfolders. Will continue to dig through logs but if you have any insight let me know. Here is what I did to create driver packages that can be deployed or installed during a task sequence: 1. Verify the process name and call the cmdlet again. In the Update Driver Status dialog box, confirm which device drivers will be enabled, and then click Yes. Select Yes to add the drivers to the boot image or No to go back and modify your driver selection.
The source files should always be placed on at network share, that can be accessed from the Configuration Manager Site Server. Thank you so much for the fast reply. When you create a new driver package, provide a network share that's not in use by other driver packages. This is tricky, in that you should know which driver has to be deleted. Site Server populates just fine.