Has anyone packaged a hardware profile before?

I know that the hardware profile is kept in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\000X

Where 000X is the profile number.

And see some keys in CurrentControlSet001\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\000X

Again where 000X is the profile number

Does anyone know any pitfalls? Theres not alot about it from my searching.

It cant be as easy as drop some reg files in can it?
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Why on *earth* would you want to do such a thing?
Answered 02/22/2008 by: VBScab
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If you do need to do this then i would be looking at the microsoft website for the answer and also posting on their forums. If its anything like power saving settings there is a seperate utility you need to use to install new power soaving settings, I would "assume" that this would be the same.

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Answered 02/22/2008 by: Inabus
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Why I want to do this? I have a few laptops in my fleet in the thousands I dont fancy bring them in or doing admin to create a profile.

I have a laptop that has a profile to connect to the Corp Lan and another profile that disables the onboard Lan but enables a 3G Card and runs some crypto services etc.

It has to be this way as It needs to be super secure in company premises then its the Lan profile, out and about its the Mobile profile.

Plus I have the added problem or my laptops be 256bit encrypted so have to be unlocked to even get an GPO or SMS update.

I am close I have all the reg files now just doing some testing with services.

I have to include some drivers as well which I will use the Template provided by here is it the same for Multi Drivers? I assume it is.

I am not worried about Power Savings we have our own proggie for that built in house.
Answered 02/22/2008 by: p4ntb0y
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Wouldn't that scenario be better handled with disk images, SysPrep and so on?
Answered 02/23/2008 by: VBScab
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I have one image for all my Desktops and Laptops about 32 in all.

I got my sysprep sorted. I also have SMS wipe and load and WDS It would be nice to be able to deploy a profile.

I may if I cant deploy a profile recall all the laptops for a manual process.
I know I could use a Autoit script but I was intrested to see if you could do a hardware profile in wise as the Instructor that did the wise training said you can, but I always check what people say.

I think I pop into Microsoft seen they are next door and ask if its possiable it would be nice.
Answered 02/23/2008 by: p4ntb0y
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I may if I cant deploy a profile recall all the laptops for a manual process.
AAAAaaaahhhhh... the machines are already deployed! I think if you wanted to do this in a package, it would best be handled by a scripted CA. You could *probably* assume that all the machines will be identical - in terms of hardware enumeration - but I'm just paranoid: I'd want to be sure my package wasn't going to walk over anything if it could be avoided. Then, of course, the argument goes, if you're going to script it, why not do it a log-on/machine start-up/SMS push anyway.

That's your call. :)
Answered 02/25/2008 by: VBScab
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I will assume that I could package a profile but as I need to cope with other hardware models and that all laptops will need to be encrypted in house now, which makes my problem go away. Thank god!

I can only imagine how hard this could be.

Lucky for me they are all being recalled :-)

Thankyou for your comments Mr VBScab

I will await your input on my next post about quicktime 7 and self healing :-)
Answered 02/25/2008 by: p4ntb0y
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