The problem is that if I PXE boot WinPE, the Network card does not have an appropriate driver. If I install the drivers into the winpe.wim file ( with the instructions here http://technet.micro...355(WS.10).aspx ), the WinPE environment has drivers, but after the install, the OS is missing the drivers.
If I use a different virtual NIC (say e1000 from Intel), WinPE has the NIC driver, but not the disk driver. If I use the unattended XML file to point to the 'Out-of-Box Drivers' from WSIM,
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DriverPaths> <PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="ff025ef0" wcm:action="add"> <Path>Y:\images\win2k8r2_distribution_share\Out-of-Box Drivers</Path> </PathAndCredentials> </DriverPaths> </component>
The Disk driver is not only used in WinPE, but it's also installed to the OS.
I would like to be able to add both drivers during the unattended process. Do I need to use DSIM to install the drivers into both winpe.wim and install.wim? Or is there another way to force the installer to make sure it installs drivers from the network share if the OS install image does not have them?