I am attempting to build a script install that will set up a Latitude E6520 with Windows 7 and all the right drivers. I setup a postinstallation task to install the video driver as well as the free fall sensor driver

I run the scripted install, and the system comes up fine, but it doesn't seem that either driver was installed!

I simply uploaded the applications and set "setup.exe /s" as the execution code. Do these postinstallation tasks leave a log anywhere? How can I tell if it ran or not?
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Yes the E6520 those drivers are not going to be in your driver feed. If they were in your driver feed then I would simply enable your driver feed and your driver install problems would be solved. That's what I've heard. I use system images, however, and not scripted installs, because I've got way to much software and settings I don't want to worry about duplicating. I had to create a master image with driver store built in with all the drivers I could possibly need, almost 2 gigs.

On to other things, I don't think your calling your driver install correctly. I would do two things try redoing your scripted install only this time make it where your driver don't install silently. This way when they pop up, you know they are running.
Additionally, I grabbed this off of DELLs support site.


This package comes with an unattended answer file (setup.iss) for silent installation.
To execute silent installation, use the following syntax:

setup.exe /s /f1"__insert the correct foldername here__\setup.iss"

Silent installation will automatically install the correct drivers for all Dell security devices and peripherals supported by the platform.


now not all their drivers are like this I would use an archiver and unpackage the thing to see how its setup. Dell takes pride in their screwy driver installers. There is usually a readme inside the package though that can tell you the proper commands.
Answered 07/06/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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Thanks for the reply. I guess silent install doesn't even matter when you are deploying, and a non-silent install will at least let me know that the zip file gets copied over, extracted and ran.
Answered 07/08/2011 by: muebel
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