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Miscellaneous Question


Driver Feed and manual driver placement

07/17/2020 155 views

In KACE Samba share of post_install driver there is the list of all the drivers listed by models and device type (display, nic, etc).

I have a display driver that I like to manually add to the share folder of the display folder directly.  

The challenge becomes in the display folder there are many randomly created files name made by KACE.  By looking at the raw driver files I am unable to determine which one is the original one that I need to replace.

No ref  to the model type by looking at the inf file.  How do I go about manually placing it without use of the driver builder which I need to scan on the machine.

Is it possible for me to create my own folder name and place the raw driver files in there and KACE will know to find it?  


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the names are the names which are created by Dell for the drivers (and they are the internal dell ids) but you do not need to care of.
The driver feed simply copies the drivers recursively to c:\windows\drivers.
So you simply can put your video card driver with a name you like under the directory of the system you want to have it  and it will work.
Please be aware that only the driver files (.inf and .sys) are nessesary and not the fat driver package exe files with a huge amount of additional stuff like fancy guis for setup etc.
You also need to update them manually since the driver is "foreign" and not managed by the driver feed itself.

Answered 07/17/2020 by: Nico_K
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