Driver Injection

When deploying Windows from a custom WinPE and the walkthrough-deploy.bat from Microsoft’s sample script (in the USB-B.zip), you need to either;

  1. Create a model specific image, with device drivers built-in
  2. Manage driver injection, just in time, after Windows is installed on the hard drive, but while the PC is still booted in the WinPE environment

This page describes one possible solution for the 2nd of the two, where¬† you can deploy the Windows image, then dynamically lookup the device details from the firmware (the BIOS or UEFI) and load matching drivers to the device, just-in-time, at deployment time. Continue reading “Driver Injection”

Remove default PXE boot manager timeout in WDS

Windows Deployment Services automatically has the PXE boot menu set to a 30 second timeout. While this can be useful, many users decide they want to remove the timeout value. Removing the timeout value is useful if you typically image multiple computers and do not want the PC to automatically select a boot image when a reboot from the network occurs and if you cannot  be present during the 30 second opportunity. Continue reading “Remove default PXE boot manager timeout in WDS”