Little Shop of Drivers

I take all my drivers and put them in %DRIVERS_ROOT_PATH% (see batch code below) and the install images I want to mess with in %FILES_ROOT_PATH%.  One folder per driver, the script iterates through each of the folders, and runs imagex /inf for each folder.  As I’m testing, this makes it much easier to start over…

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Idiosyncratic Windows Deployment Server Vista Setup Options

I found getting both of the below topics to work the way I wanted in Windows Deployment Server (WDS) to be surprisingly tricky and fraught with unexpected results that took me quite a while to figure out.  After all, one has to run through some large portion of the OS install before finding out that…

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Trials and Tribulations of Learning the Vista Automated Installation Functionality

I’ve pretty much come to the end of my initial learning curve on how to automate Vista installations using the AIK.  There is some great documentation out there on how to execute the specific tasks necessary to add drivers and packages to the image.  However, there are some gaps on how to tie it all together.  It’s…

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