Ris Flat Image Only
Posted 06 March 2005 - 03:35 PM
My goal is to use RIS and one flat image only. I've found that riprep images are rather large in size and to fix this, I'm trying to use a single flat CD image to do the installations. My environment contains about 60 different hardware system configurations. So I would put all these hardware specific drivers under the $oem$\$1\System1;$oem$\$1\System2;$oem$\$1\System3.. folders and have 60 different .sif files located in the template directory. I'd just choose the appropriate .sif and have it copy over the correct drivers during install. I know I'd have to copy each and every third party nic to the flat i386 folder too.
Does this sound efficient?
Has anyone else done such a task?
Posted 07 March 2005 - 10:38 AM
Hope this helps
OemPreinstall = Yes
Posted 07 March 2005 - 11:43 AM
This is something I've been thinking about testing, unfortunately a few other projects need to be taken care of first. Would it be possible to have multiple folders under $OEM$ that do not get copied over (I'm assuming that a folder named, for example, GX260 won't get copied over) and have the batch file that starts the install rename that folder to $1. You would only be able to install a singe model at a time this way, but you wouldn't need to copy every driver over to every machine this way.
Posted 07 March 2005 - 12:16 PM
Other than that, you really don't have to have multiple SIFs. Simply place all of your drivers and set a path and your system will use the correct driver. Copying all of the drivers over will take a little more time, but not a whole lot longer. You will find a great deal of the drivers are probably included in XP to begin with.
Posted 07 March 2005 - 01:48 PM
mjm1231, on Mar 7 2005, 12:43 PM, said:
My understanding is that only the folders you put in thr OEMPath would get copied. Is this not the case?
Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:36 PM
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