Software Deployment Question
Preinstalling HP MPF Devices
I am deploying Windows 7 laptops to field techs that have been issued HP USB Printers or HP USB MFPs. They are consumer grade devices and HP does not offer any installer that I have been able to find that does not require the device to be plugged in. This is a problem when deploying 50+ at a time with no knowledge of which device the user might have.
The base hardware independent image is created as a VM. I have installed the drivers in the base image so they are available when a device is plugged in to an imaged laptop, but since they are just print drivers, they don't help with the other functions of the MFPs (scan/fax) and in some cases even though they appear to install they printer does not print.
I essentially need to get the full package from the HP devices installed in my image without ever plugging them in. I have the printers available to pull software off of, or install on hardware to capture data/installations.
Can anyone recommend a good way for me to package the installs so I can either add them to my base or deploy them during the provisioning process?
HP 1102, 1210, 1212, 1319 are the models I have immediate need for if it is relevant.