Best practices for drivers included in the Automation Folder
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Best practices for drivers included in the Automation Folder


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Ghost Solution Suite Deployment Solution


The customer is setting up a new environment and getting ready to include drivers on his Automation Folder.

His questions are regarding the PXE booting (more precisely the automation folder).


GSS 3.3 RU10
Deployment Solution 8.6


Question 1:

Should I only include the drivers for the NIC card, or should I include all related drivers for the client machine (for example the graphic card, chipset, etc). 

Answer 1:

Based on what most people do is chipset and NIC drivers. Most cases NIC driver is enough but depending on hardware you might require chipset and mass storage device drivers as well (if it is a generic drive, latest winPE have typically enough generic drivers already included). It can avoid those rare cases where no HDD is visible in winPE until chipset drivers are included.

Video driver is usually useless. Anything else is typically not needed since most likely are enough generic drivers that should help you going initially.

Additional Information

"Troubleshooting Drivers and Driver issues in Deployment Solution" (KB 181697)
System drive not seen/detected in automation" (KB 175222)
8.x How to add drivers to Preboot Configurations, DeployAnywhere, or DriverManager" (KB 178511)