Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Deployment Tips – HP Driver Packs

Following a series of posts about driver packs from the most notorious OEM manufacturers in the worlds, here’s the tip for HP manufacturer.

The website it’s well designed and very easy to navigate. You can always use HP SoftPaq Download Manager but…well..I just like to use this website instead.

Here’s the link:
HP Client Management Solutions - HP Driver Packs

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MDT – Drivers & Selection Profiles –WMI Query Error


This week I’ve started to create a new Deployment Share and using Selection Profiles to install drivers.
After creating the Selection Profile for each model, I’ve started to change the task sequence where I’ve disabled the default “Inject Drivers” pass and created new ones.

For this, I’ve created a pass for each model and add a conditional install.based on a WMI query for model.


After this, when testing the new task sequence, I was always getting the above error.
Something look to be wrong with my WMI query but could find out why!

A lot of troubleshooting later, and really with some luck, I copied the query to a notepad and for my surprise, I finally got the problem!

Because I’ve copied the WMI query from a website, when I pasted it it came out with a wrong format. Basically, the double-quotes were in a wrong format!

So…the simple resolution?
Instead of copying the WMI query, just write it yourself and…your done!

Hope this helps! :)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Deployment Tips – Dell Drivers Packs for Enterprise Client OS

Following the previous post about Intel PROSet/Wireless drivers for IT Administrators, here’s also a nice website, this time from Dell where you can download packs with CABs for Dell Enterprise class systems like Latitude, Optiplex and Precision.

This packs helps to simplify OS deployments on Dell systems using the usual deployment tools like Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Microsoft Deployment Kit (MDT).

Dell Command | Deploy - Driver Packs for Enterprise Client OS Deployment

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Deployment Tips – Intel PROSet/Wireless Drivers for IT Administrators

So today, here’s a tip for every IT Administrator that need to download Intel PROSet/Wireless drivers.

Intel provides the below website where you can find drivers-only packages and also software for WiFi, Bluetooth, and WiMax.
This is obviously recommended for large corporations where packages size matters and of course, it helps to avoid installing a lot of “bloatware” usually available on drivers setup.

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for IT Administrators

Friday, January 6, 2017

Windows Tips – Get Yourself Up-to-Date With RSS Feeds


Although most of management software, helps you quickly get information about hotfixes and software updates, it’s always important to be informed about more than just the operating systems and the most used software.

One good way to keep updated about all Microsoft products it’s using rss feeds.
In the below website you can get a list of all Microsoft products and a direct link that you can add to your favorite rss reader.

Microsoft - RSS feeds for recently published KB articles