1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 8, 2014 8:12 AM by kevin_intel

    Unified drivers for RSTe on Win7 and Win8 for driver injection from WinPE 4\5

    KehoeMD

      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?

       

      Thanks...

       

      Mike Kehoe

      Manager, CoAD Computing Resources

      College of Architecture and Design/Telecom

      New Jersey Institute of Technology