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Target applications to specific hardware

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One of the big problems with deploying computers today is getting all drivers installed correctly, some drivers will install just fine using the standard PNP (plug and play) routines within Windows Setup providing of course that you have first added the drivers to driver packages and distributed them to your distribution point(s), some drivers however are not so easy to install and require an application to be run in order for the hardware to function, examples are Bluetooth, Wireless, 3G amonsgt others. These applications contain the drivers needed plus several support files/apps and what not.

 

Therefore you need to have a method of installing applications and in addition you need to be able to target what hardware these applications get installed onto (you don't want wireless drivers being pushed out onto a non-wireless desktop for example.

 

 

 

In the example below we will deploy an application called Quickset on a

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Dell Latitude D430,and I will quide you through the processes needed to get you there. Obviously you can replace the Hardware type with whatever model you are using and in addition you can use whatever application/driver you wish, the purpose of this guide is to show you how to target selected hardware

 

 

 

Get the Application

 

download the

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file and run it on a test Dell computer, it will decompress the files to c:delldriversR180762, copy that folder and all files in it to your drivers share on your SCCM server (eg: servernamedriversR180762)

 

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2008-02-22 17:04 8 413 184 QuickSet.msi

2007-08-08 16:10 8 544 readme.html

2008-02-22 16:49 230 680 Setup.exe

2008-05-21 20:24 688 Version.txt

 

Create a Package

 

Ok now that we have the files, and copied them to our SCCM drivers share, we need to create a package in SCCM, so open the Software Distribution node and expand Packages. Right click on Packages and choose New, Package.

 

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When the Wizard appears fill in the general details

 

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place a checkmark in this package contains source files and click on Set

 

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fill in the path to where you copied the driver (a driver share on your SCCM server)

 

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and place a checkmark in update distribution points on a schedule this will allow you to update versions of this application by simply copying the files to that folder...

 

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click next and leave data access settings as they are

 

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set the Distribution Settings to High for sending priority

 

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leave reporting and security as default

 

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review the summary and verify all green ticks, then click close at the confirmation screen

 

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