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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Managing and Deploying Driver Packages

A new feature of Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the ability to manage and deploy driver packages when performing deployment. Specifically, you can:

  • Add driver packages to a Window Deployment Services server and deploy these driver packages to different client computers based on filtering criteria.

  • Add boot-critical driver packages to boot images (supported for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 images only).

These new features make it simpler to ensure that the appropriate drivers are available during a deployment.

Deploying Driver Packages to Clients

You can use Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 to deploy driver packages to client computers using the following methods: ...

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