This is a quick post about making driver packages in SCCM 2012. When making driver packages, organization is key.
- Your default folder layout for SCCM should look something like this, \\Sccm\source$. The “source” folder should contain all of your information such as software packages, drivers and updates.
- Make two folders in your source directory, one called “driversource” and the other called “driverpackages”. In the end it will look like this (ignore the other folders for now).
- Your “driversource” folder should contain a folder for each operating system you plan to use.
- Lets act like we are using a win7 machine. Inside the “Win7” folder you should have a folder for each machine that will need drivers.
- Today we will be using the “Optiplex 960” or Opti960. Make a folder and call it “opti960”. Make two subfolders for named “x64” and “x86”.
- Alright in our “x64” folder, there should be a folder for each driver to be installed. All audio drivers should be inside a folder called “audio”, chipset drivers in a “chipset”…etc. It should look something like this.
- Try and keep these folders organized, if you do not, you may have to completely re-make this driver source folder in the future.
- Most of the work for this is done in SCCM. The only thing we have to do is create a folder for our “opti960” computer. Make a subfolder in \\sccm\source$\driverpackages called “opti960 Win7”.
Import Drivers and make driver packages
- Open “Software Library” and expand the “Operating Systems Folder”. Right click on “Drivers” and click “Import Driver”.
- A menu named “Import New Driver Wizard” will appear. Input the source folder of the driver your trying to import.
- Note: This step is very important, ensure you make a category for each type of computer! At the bottom of the “Driver Details” menu, click the “Categories…” button. This will pop a small menu named “Manage Administrative Categories”, click the “Create” button. Specify the name of your new driver, and go to the next step.
- At the bottom of the “Add Driver to Packages” menu, click the “New Package” button. In the menu that appears, assign the driver package a name and path to driver package.
- Hit next and the import will start.
- The wizard will look like this is it completed successfully.
- Now navigate to your \\sccm\source$\driverpackages\opti960 Win7 folder. Your folder should look something like this.
- You should be done!
Please leave any questions, concerns or problems!