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  • WDS (RIS) Driver Query

    Hi there,

    The company I work for is getting to the size where RIS is actually work using now (~70 people).

    Went to use RIS for the first time today, everything is setup correctly in legacy mode (i.e. RIS).

    On a box standard machine it works flawlessly, however on laptops with OEM drivers it doesn't, informing me that no network drivers are avaliable despite the fact i've put them in my $oem$ folder. Here's some info:

    Template content (well, the useful bit):
    Code:
    [Unattended]
    OemPreinstall = Yes
    FileSystem = LeaveAlone
    ExtendOEMPartition = 0
    TargetPath = \WINDOWS
    OemSkipEula = yes
    InstallFilesPath = "\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%"
    LegacyNIC = 1
    DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
    OemPnpDriversPath = \Drivers\
    I then have the following structure:
    D:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\WINDOWSXP\$o em$\$1\Drivers

    0000-Chipset\
    0001-Network\
    0002-Display\
    0005-Media\
    0009-Modem\

    Inside which the drivers are stored. However that doesn't work. If I put the drivers directly in the i386 folder, it doees which I persume negates the fact that i'm using incorrect drivers?

    I thought OemPreInstall would make windows look in $oem$\1\Drivers and subdirectories for drivers prior to install?

    Am I missing something here? or is there likely something more serious afoot? Event log does show:
    An error occurred during the parsing of an INF file netclass.inf in the given section Manufacturer.
    There is a Microsoft support article relating to that (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823658) but the hotfixx isn't applicable to Windows 2k3 SP2. Well, it's not available for it anyway

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    Re: WDS (RIS) Driver Query

    will this help?
    http://bink.nu/forums/10447/ShowPost.aspx
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: WDS (RIS) Driver Query

      Thanks Dumber. I got it working by doing pretty much that (duplicate the .sys and .inf files in i386) but was wondering why (technically) I need to do that? - I thought the whole purpose of the OemPnpDriversPath was to load the drivers for setup? - thus meaning they didn't have to be in 386?

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