hi

I havent tested it as of yet, but is it possible to deploy video drivers with sms 2003? We had an image rolled out to a whole bunch of workstations with a bad driver and was thinking of using sms as a possible way to fix it. Its an nvidia quadro card


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sure is.

you can achieve it in a number of ways, have a look at the following tools

dpinst.exe and difxapp.exe one of them should be able to help. Ideally wrap the driver in an MSI so many ways to achieve this result.
Answered 11/09/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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John,

I'm not sure that Driver Install Frameworks Tools will help as it mostly used for PnP devices which I don't think nvidia card is.
A MSI wrapper sounds like a better idea.
Answered 11/10/2008 by: AngelD
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I just installed a new NVidia card and I can confirm that the install is not MSI-driven so, if you need an MSI, the best option is to wrap the NVidia install in your MSI and run it silently. IIRC, the command line is:

SETUP -h"x" -v"y" -b"c" -j"f" -k -s

where:

-h"x" Resolution (horizontal)

-v"y" Resolution (vertical)

-b"c" Color Depth (in bits per pixel)

-j"f" Refresh rate (in Hz)

-k Force a reboot after a silent installation - must precede -s
option in command for system to reboot.

-s Silent Installation - no installation messages displayed during
installation.

Remember that almost all video driver installs will require a reboot.
Answered 11/10/2008 by: VBScab
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

Remember that almost all video driver installs will require a reboot.



That's right, and sometimes video driver installs will require two reboot : one when uninstall previous driver, and one after installing the new
Answered 11/12/2008 by: JeanLedot
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sometimes video driver installs will require two reboot
Only the poorly-written ones, though. LOL
Answered 11/12/2008 by: VBScab
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lol

poorly-written, I don't know but Dell Latitude D630 video drivers needs two reboots

Bye
Answered 11/12/2008 by: JeanLedot
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