I was able to get the driver working using the ADK method. Just to make things clear I am still unable to import the driver into SCCM for to work with WinPE. The driver cab does work for Windows 7 tasks.
Using the CAB drivers fail, we expect due to Dell now creating CAB files to be used with their on version of SCCM ( Dell Command Suite) We tried using just the Network and Chipset drivers but these alone fail
Downloading individual drivers (not from the CAB) and extracting do work
The only method I see of building a laptop manually is to use a tool to extract drivers (as some extract to just a setup.exe) Get the folder with extract drivers then point SCCM to this instead of an extracted Dell CAB
Dell doesn't modify drivers to cater to any other tool. The drivers are included, as is, as available from the vendors. Extracting drivers separately doesn't work for most others in the forum. They have already mentioned about that.
The drivers you see in the cab are extracted out of the setup.exe as you have mentioned.
What is the system model you are using?
What is the version of the cab you are using?
What is the network card model you have in the system?
Let us know the above, it will help us narrow down further.
Model is a Latitude E7450
We attempted to use the Chipset and Network drivers out of this CAB (extracting to a folder then importing them to SCCM) en.community.dell.com/.../7938.latitude-e74507450-windows-7-driver-pack
They did not work
Individual extracted Chipset and Network drivers from this link do work and run thorough our TS and join the domain as expected
e are now manually downloading and extracting all required drivers, then importing them to SCCM
I wrote about how I got this to work in my blog:
Basically just exporting the drivers from intel and then importing them into the WinPE image using DISM
We could pickup an IP address when booting into WinPE from SCCM. The problem just seems to be the CAB drivers. As I say, exporting the standard ones works fine
Pardon my sounding a little callous, but that's really not a good excuse. Do these things go through any kind of Q/A process before the hardware is shipped?
Ok so even after you DISM the drivers into WINPE what do you do during the Apply Driver Package section? I'm able to start the task sequence either using a USB stick or PXE but once the OS takes over the task sequence fails because the NIC does not get properly installed.
To them facing an issue getting an IP address once Win PE gets loaded...
- can you please open a command prompt and run this command
> dir X:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
From the results, scroll up and see if you have these files in the list
Please let us know of this.