I have a very basic Scripted Install created to install Windows 7 to our Dell E5420 laptops. I'm trying to get all drivers installed automatically using the Driver Feed, but am having some difficulty.

I have run the Driver Harvest utility on a Dell pre-configured and pre-installed Windows 7 machine, but it doesn't appear to catch all the drivers. When I push out a clean install to a different laptop, the Device Manager shows 2 unrecognized devices.

I've also tried using the Driver Feed option, and downloaded the appropriate drivers from there. This actually breaks the install at some point after the Pre-install tasks but before the Post-install tasks (the "middle" task area).

I've downloaded the Driver Feed workaround - which might be helpful, some point, but since after downloading the driver feed for this laptop I do not get a chance to run the x64 Driver Feed Workaround.

I can uninstall the drivers downloaded with the Driver Feed option, and it will work again, but goes back to not installing all the devices.

With Driver Feed enabled, I can see the install start, partition created, c: drive formatted, computer name is requested (running a script I received from here) and the hardware inventory is uploaded.

Screen goes blue and says "Setup is starting" - then it hangs. If I ALT-TAB, the last step that completes is "*** Launching deployment client"

Any thoughts or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Dave
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dmontgomery, it sounds like you may not have the driver feed patch installed, do you have a drivers_postinstall share when you browse to your K2000?

If not, the driver feed workaround tasks will not execute properly. You can find the patch here, you just apply it like a server update in Settings > Appliance Maintenance > Manual updates > K2000 update file.
http://www.kace.com/support/kb/index.php?action=artikel&cat=59&id=1103&artlang=en

Once you apply it, I would remove all of the drivers in driver share for the OS you're trying to deploy to, redownload them from the driver feed (you will notice that the NIC drivers go to \\k2000\drivers, and the rest go to \\k2000\drivers_postinstall), then add the driver feed workaround tasks to your deployment and give it a shot.
Answered 11/18/2011 by: warmep
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That did the trick - I somehow missed the driver feed patch.

Thanks for the quick response.

Dave
Answered 11/18/2011 by: dmontgomery
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You're most welcome, thanks for letting us know it worked!
Answered 11/18/2011 by: warmep
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