In the previous chapter, we discussed the
CustomSettings.ini file as it relates to
Unattend.xml, what it does, how it works, and how to use it for your environment. We discussed that not only can we define global rules that apply to all task sequences, but we can also take advantage of variables to perform condition-based actions based on things such as hardware type, model, default gateway, or any variables that MDT defines during the gather phase, or even your own custom variables that you have created. These concepts are very important in our next topic of driver management.
In this chapter, we will discuss how to utilize MDT to make the complex world of device drivers into a much more manageable experience. We will focus on how drivers get installed via MDT, how to specifically control which drivers get installed, and general best practices around proper driver management.
We will cover the following topics in this chapter:
Understanding offline servicing
The MDT method...