Scenario 3: Deploy all driver packages in a driver group to clients

You can configure any driver group so that all of the packages within it will be deployed to applicable clients—not only those for which hardware is connected to the client. To configure a driver group in this way, use the following procedure.


Depending on the driver packages on the server and the hardware of the client, this scenario could result in a computer that will not boot. If this happens, you will need to figure out which driver packages are causing the problem and either remove them from the server, or restrict them using filters as outlined in Scenario 2.

To install all packages to applicable clients
  1. Open the Windows Deployment Services MMC snap-in.

  2. Right-click the driver group, and click Properties.

  3. Under Applicability, select All driver packages in the group from the drop-down menu.

  4. Boot a client computer and install an image.

  5. When the installation is complete, connect the Plug and Play hardware to the client computer and verify that Windows finds the device driver for it.

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