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3rd party drivers

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i'm trying to have my unattended install install drivers automatically whilst installing.

I've downloaded the x64 Win7 driverpack from driverpacks.net

Unzipped and put in a folder called Drivers.

I've put this folder in..

sources\$OEM$\$1\Drivers

and in my autounattend.xml the code is...

    <settings pass="windowsPE">
<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="d37a5f8b" wcm:action="add">
<Path>C:\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>
</component>
</settings>

and

    <settings pass="auditSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsNonWinPE" 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="d37a5f8b" wcm:action="add">
<Path>C:\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>
</component>
</settings>

The folders copy, but the network drivers do not get installed automatically.

Is there something wrong to my approach? Does the $oem$ folder get copied after installation?

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Using this command in the WindowsPE settings pass would try to install the drivers in Windows PE, not in Windows. Using this command in the AuditSystem pass would only take effect if you booted into Audit Mode. According to the article 'Add Device Drivers During Windows Setup', you could use this in the OfflineServicing pass. This is also touched upon in the article 'How Configuration Passes Work' which shows how the different passes work. Based on your post, I believe the OfflineServicing pass matches what you are intending to accomplish.

Hope this helps,

David

Windows Outreach Team - IT Pro

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I believe this will help you. Just have your drivers (or driverpacks) extracted in as many subfolders as you want and it will find it during install. Have them in "dvdroot"\sources\$OEM$\$$\PnPdrvrs\w7x64 or whatever you want to name the final directory. A caviat is that for an all in one install it will copy both architectures wasting a little time.

  <settings pass="windowsPE">

<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="1" wcm:action="add">
<Path>\sources\$OEM$\$$\PnPdrvrs\w7x64</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>
</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" 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="1" wcm:action="add">
<Path>\sources\$OEM$\$$\PnPdrvrs\w7x86</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>
</component>


</settings>
<settings pass="offlineServicing">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsNonWinPE" 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="1" wcm:action="add">
<Path>\Windows\PnPdrvrs\w7x64</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>
</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsNonWinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" 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="1" wcm:action="add">
<Path>\Windows\PnPdrvrs\w7x86</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>
</component>

</settings>

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this works perfectly if you don't want to inject

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this works perfectly if you don't want to inject

Thank you very much. Worked perfectly as you said!

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