Sysprep doesn't find drivers?


G

Gis Bun

Hi.

Trying to create an image with a volume licensed Win XP SP3. I install the
usual stuff. Install IE7, WMP11, etc. Remove some stuff. Add some security
updates, etc.

The images would be supporting about 6 Dell Dimension models [all 4+ years
old]. all Intel and they all have similar hardware specs [i.e. most use the
same audio, video and network drivers].

I have placed the drivers under the Sysprep folder [i.e.
c:\sysprep\drivers\audio1].

Below is the top part of my sysprep.inf file.

;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
OemSkipEula=Yes
TargetPath=\WINDOWS
OemPnPDriversPath =
Sysprep\Drivers\Audio1;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio2;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio3;Sysprep\Drivers\Chipset1;Sysprep\Drivers\Chipset2;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic1;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic2;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic3;Sysprep\Drivers\Video1;Sysprep\Drivers\Video2;Sysprep\Drivers\Video3;Sysprep\Drivers\Video4

I ran sysprep with the mini-setup and reseal options.

sysprep.exe, sysprep.inf and the other support cab files are in the
c:\sysprep folder.

When I booted up the image for the first time, it did not pick up the audio,
video or network drivers. Is it reading the sysprep.inf file or did I miss
something?

Thanks

Gis
 
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G

Gis Bun

Ah. that may be it..... Let me verify.

When I installed and updated everything, I installed no drivers along the
way - so the yellow flags would be there....

Thanks


Barkley Bees said:
Hi Gis, take a look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837691


Gis Bun said:
Hi.

Trying to create an image with a volume licensed Win XP SP3. I install the
usual stuff. Install IE7, WMP11, etc. Remove some stuff. Add some security
updates, etc.

The images would be supporting about 6 Dell Dimension models [all 4+ years
old]. all Intel and they all have similar hardware specs [i.e. most use
the
same audio, video and network drivers].

I have placed the drivers under the Sysprep folder [i.e.
c:\sysprep\drivers\audio1].

Below is the top part of my sysprep.inf file.

;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
OemSkipEula=Yes
TargetPath=\WINDOWS
OemPnPDriversPath =
Sysprep\Drivers\Audio1;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio2;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio3;Sysprep\Drivers\Chipset1;Sysprep\Drivers\Chipset2;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic1;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic2;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic3;Sysprep\Drivers\Video1;Sysprep\Drivers\Video2;Sysprep\Drivers\Video3;Sysprep\Drivers\Video4

I ran sysprep with the mini-setup and reseal options.

sysprep.exe, sysprep.inf and the other support cab files are in the
c:\sysprep folder.

When I booted up the image for the first time, it did not pick up the
audio,
video or network drivers. Is it reading the sysprep.inf file or did I miss
something?

Thanks

Gis
 
G

Gis Bun

I'm wondering if it even finds the drivers at all or maybe ignoring the INF?

Fresh image. No drivers loaded [hence, no yellow flags]. Sysprepped as before.

Tried it on a different model [but where the drivers are in the
c:\sysprep\drivers folders] and I got a blue screen. Also the same in safe
mode.

Barkley Bees said:
Hi Gis, take a look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837691


Gis Bun said:
Hi.

Trying to create an image with a volume licensed Win XP SP3. I install the
usual stuff. Install IE7, WMP11, etc. Remove some stuff. Add some security
updates, etc.

The images would be supporting about 6 Dell Dimension models [all 4+ years
old]. all Intel and they all have similar hardware specs [i.e. most use
the
same audio, video and network drivers].

I have placed the drivers under the Sysprep folder [i.e.
c:\sysprep\drivers\audio1].

Below is the top part of my sysprep.inf file.

;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
OemSkipEula=Yes
TargetPath=\WINDOWS
OemPnPDriversPath =
Sysprep\Drivers\Audio1;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio2;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio3;Sysprep\Drivers\Chipset1;Sysprep\Drivers\Chipset2;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic1;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic2;Sysprep\Drivers\Nic3;Sysprep\Drivers\Video1;Sysprep\Drivers\Video2;Sysprep\Drivers\Video3;Sysprep\Drivers\Video4

I ran sysprep with the mini-setup and reseal options.

sysprep.exe, sysprep.inf and the other support cab files are in the
c:\sysprep folder.

When I booted up the image for the first time, it did not pick up the
audio,
video or network drivers. Is it reading the sysprep.inf file or did I miss
something?

Thanks

Gis
 
M

mohsen

I think you should use Factory.

Factory switch is needed when we want to deploy sysprep and installing new
drivers.
when Factory switch used,the computer after a restart began to locating
winbom.ini.

more info is on technet.microsoft.com
 
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T

tombtek99

The inf files required to install the driver need to be in the root of the
path specified in sysprep. Most driver packages, particularly sound drivers,
have the specific inf, sys, etc files contained in subfolders. Copy those to
the root and sysprep will find them. Vernalex probably has the best guide to
incorporating drivers in sysprep. Google on that and you'll learn quite abit.
 
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