Our OS Deployment works a treat on Most of our Dell Models.
The Deployment Script calls HII twice. It gets called during POST-OS to inject NIC drivers for when windows loads (as without the NIC driver, the build falls over when it loads windows due to not being able to communicate with the Core) ... This works fine. It also gets called in SYSTEM CONFIGURATION so that it can install driver packages using the Package distribution method. This seems to do the trick for most of our machines.
The devices have been flagged in HII and relevant packages assigned ... However during a build it seems to ignore all the packages that are assigned. The HiiClient.log shows it reapplying the NIC inf, then it finishes as though it thinks its done.
I have checked the drivers.db3 and all the device ID's are assigned with the correct packages. One thing i did notice was that the NIC Device ID doesnt appear in drivers.db3 ... But somehow its being installed.
I logged this with LANDesk before who advised to create a Package Bundle for the Drivers which we need to run after the machine is built. Although this work-around installs the drivers, im still trying to figure out why HII is not jumping into action to install the Package drivers during the build.
Has anyone else seen this behavior and if so, did you ever manage to get it fixed ? Any ideas where else to look ?
Look forward to your responses,