Monday, September 22, 2014

Windows 7 / 8.1 : Dynamically load drivers in a SCCM 2012 task sequence

Windows 7 / 8.1 : Dynamically load drivers in a SCCM 2012 task sequence with Nomad


Overview: Within your organisation you have many different types of computer models.  You want a single build task sequence that can dynamically select the correct driver package to install with the OS.


The Answer: To achieve the dynamic selection it is necessary to implement a MDT 2013 database (supply link) in which the Task Sequence will gather the assigned PackageID based on a Model type WMI query.


With this Task Sequence variable %OSDDRIVERPACKAGE% it is possible to use a command line to run an election and locate the PackageID within the local subnet.




NomadPackageLocator.exe -Nomad_local -RemoveHTTPLocations -RequireNomad -HideErrorDialog -RestrictPackages=%OSDDRIVERPACKAGE%


Then as a follow up step the use of SMSNomad.exe prestage command will query the DP for the package and then download the Package from the winner of the election


SMSNomad.exe --s --Prestage --pp=http://%SMSDP%/SMS_PP_SMSPKG$/%OSDDRIVERPACKAGE%


More details surrounding the database creation, Single Site Store, and things to watch out for in the log to follow.  Use the comment field if you wish me to expand on any particular point.

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