Adding drivers + packages – v1910

Series – SCCM: Operating System Deployment (OSD)

1. Adding Drivers + Packages
2. Updating Boot Images.
3. Adding an Operating System Image.
4. Creating/Deploying Task Sequences.

In this post I am going to show how to add Drivers to your configuration, then assign them to packages. Drivers are required for workstations and to use PXE booting effectively.

To do this we are going to use System Center Configuration Manager v1910.

1. Go to Software Library > Operating Systems > Drivers.

2. Click Import Driver from the home menu.

3. Browse to your Source folder where the driver is stored (This needs to be a shared folder on your network. Then click Next.

4. I like to un-tick Hide drivers that are not digitally signed.

Add the drivers to any Categories if you wish. I like to do this to categorize different workstation models. Then click Next.

5. On the Add Driver to Packages screen, click New Package, give it a name and then browse to a shared folder path where you’d like it stored.

I like to separate RAW drivers from the packages which System Center creates so choose a different folder for this.
Once you’ve added a path, click OK and then click Next.

6. On the Add Driver to Boot Image screen click Next. We will add drivers to boot images after as this can take a long time.

7. Click Next on the Summary screen and then continue to completion.

8. I like to move my drives into folders to keep them organized. I use the folder structure of :

  • Make/Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Operating System ( 32-bit/64-bit)
  • Driver type (Audio/Ethernet/Chipset etc)

We have now successfully added drivers. In My case I have added the Ethernet drivers for a Dell PowerEdge R630.