I am using Windows Deployment Services to deploy Windows 7 images using WinPE4/5 onto workstation platforms form Dell and Lenovo. Driver injection works fine for almost everything with a universal driver set (Nvidia, Chipset, USB, etc...) but it does not for RSTe. The issue appears to be related to inf's for the drivers for iaStor[X] need iaStorF in Win7, but not in Win8, thus the infs for the Win8 drivers don't include a section to handle inclusion in Win7 and vice versa, therefore WDS cannot inject drivers from WinPE4/5 into a Win7 image.
WinPE 3/3.1 can handle this, however, there is a drastic difference in the WDS funcitonality between WinPE4/5 and 3/3.1 that doubles image deployment time. WinPE4/5 simply does it faster, but it cannot inject the RSTe drivers into Win7 images.
Any chance Intel will be unifying that driver set better?
Manager, CoAD Computing Resources
College of Architecture and Design/Telecom
New Jersey Institute of Technology
I am sorry you are having problems with this.
From our side you can use the F6 drivers for IRSTe so you can do the bundle with WinPE but I see you are already using it (iaStorF). This installation is not supported from our side so I would strongly recommend you to contact Microsoft for further assistance on this WinPE installation.
I will pass the information to development though. You can also refer to the following link for WinPE installation: