Windows 7 Deployment FOG- SAD2 Driver tool



  • I’ve done the same thing, but using a NAS with authentication (our network asks for it).

    You need a copy of DP_Install_Tool.cmd with its bin folder in your drivers repository, as well as the same structure so DP_Install_Tool finds the drivers.

    First of all, I’ve modified the image to add DP_Install_Tools with network drivers, and once they are installed, it calls the second DP_Install_Tools located in the drivers repository.

    In the local DP_Install_Tool.cmd, look for:

    COLOR=#ff0000 ECHO. & ECHO This window will close itself in 30 seconds… & ECHO. [/COLOR]
    COLOR=#ff0000 For /l %%A in (1,1,30) do (<nul (SET/p z=#) & >nul ping 127.0.0.1 -n 2 ) [/COLOR]
    COLOR=#ff0000)[/COLOR]

    delete both “Echo…” and “For…” lines. Besides, add:

    COLOR=#ff0000net use Z: \YourSource\YourDriversPath YourPassword /USER:YourDomain\YourUsername /PERSISTENT:NO[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#ff0000start Z:\DP_Install_Tools.cmd[/COLOR]

    If you want to automate the whole process, delete or edit (in both of the .cmd) the lines where you are asked if you want to keep the drivers.


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    [quote=“bobdigby, post: 2032, member: 675”]I also found this problem but added to the start of the DP_Install_Tool.cmd, Net stop “Fog Service” which will prevent the machine from restarting before it installs all drivers needed and then added "net start “Fog Service” to the end of the script to start fog again which then within seconds renames and reboots the machine. Its working very well for me. Thanks again to andyroo54[/quote]

    Good suggestion bob, much simpler than my way, I’ve changed my method back to fog in image before install, but then just stopped the service while the dpinstall tool is running. Works a treat! I’ll update the guide shortly.


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    [quote=“bobdigby, post: 2031, member: 675”]Thanks andyroo54 for your guide. I have used most of your guide but added my own bit at the end which some people may be interested in.

    Loved the idea of the SAD2 for drivers but to keep image size down and to add drivers without having to update the image I did the following. I injected all Windows 7 ethernet drivers from driverpacks into my image when offline before uploading to FOG only adding around 200mb to the image file using dism inject see [url]http://www.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Create_a_windows_7_image_for_many_different_hardware[/url] (near the end) for more details.

    I then used your script to call SAD2 but from a network location on first boot using the setup scripts, so instead of START C:\Drivers\SAD2-111118\DP_Install_Tool.cmd I used START [URL=‘http://fogproject.org/forum/file://nas/Drivers/SAD2-111118/DP_Install_Tool.cmd’]\nas\Drivers\SAD2-111118\DP_Install_Tool.cmd[/URL] . I setup a basic share with no authentcation on my NAS so any machines could read the files. If I ever need to update the driverpacks I can do all of this without ever touching the image. Hope this helps someone.

    Cheers

    Bob[/quote]

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for the tip, I was going to do this also I even setup the network share, but I found that the driverpacks are released so infrequently, and I can easily update the image thanks to VMware image, plus the total size added to my image was only approx 1GB, so I didn’t bother. But your suggestion is a good one and I’m sure others out there may want to do the same! Thanks for contributing.

    Falko I will update the DP tool when I can, because I’ve made several changes to it, and it works just fine I don’t need anything else added. But as above I do need to update it anyway because of the changes I mentioned where FOG was causing a restart before DP install tool had run. I will update just as soon as I can .



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    [INDENT=1]There will be some small updates to this, I’ve found that if FOG is installed before syspep then while the DP install tool is running it can cause the machine to restart in order to rename/join to domain. I will update tonight with my solution.[/INDENT]
    [/QUOTE]

    I also found this problem but added to the start of the DP_Install_Tool.cmd, Net stop “Fog Service” which will prevent the machine from restarting before it installs all drivers needed and then added "net start “Fog Service” to the end of the script to start fog again which then within seconds renames and reboots the machine. Its working very well for me. Thanks again to andyroo54



  • Thanks andyroo54 for your guide. I have used most of your guide but added my own bit at the end which some people may be interested in.

    Loved the idea of the SAD2 for drivers but to keep image size down and to add drivers without having to update the image I did the following. I injected all Windows 7 ethernet drivers from driverpacks into my image when offline before uploading to FOG only adding around 200mb to the image file using dism inject see [url]http://www.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Create_a_windows_7_image_for_many_different_hardware[/url] (near the end) for more details.

    I then used your script to call SAD2 but from a network location on first boot using the setup scripts, so instead of START C:\Drivers\SAD2-111118\DP_Install_Tool.cmd I used START [URL=‘http://fogproject.org/forum/file://nas/Drivers/SAD2-111118/DP_Install_Tool.cmd’]\nas\Drivers\SAD2-111118\DP_Install_Tool.cmd[/URL] . I setup a basic share with no authentcation on my NAS so any machines could read the files. If I ever need to update the driverpacks I can do all of this without ever touching the image. Hope this helps someone.

    Cheers

    Bob


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    cheers for the update, any chance of updating to the latest DP Tool?



  • Best Regards!!

    Works very good!! Best Tutorial! :D Thank you andyroo54


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    [quote=“falko, post: 1907, member: 48”]I haven’t had this issue when testing, I thought FOG is only meant to restart when no user is logged in?[/quote]

    Well I have this problem, and it was annoying! My work is evacuated all this week due to floods and I can’t remote in due to telecommunications dropped out, so I can’t show my modified script, I will post it when I can but this is what I did:

    Image before sysprep, before fog upload

    1)Removed fog

    2)To the DPInstalltool.cmd script, at the end of the drivers installation before the script exits, I added a command to silently install FOG, then I let the script sleep a bit using PING ( I found that SLEEP.exe wouldn’t run when it was being called by the setupcomplete.cmd script, very strange).

    1. Then I got the script to move the “hostnamechanger.dll” to the Fog directory.

    2. Then I got the script to clean up the SAD folders and delete all the drivers and D folder, and then restart the machine with a 30 second warning.

    This took a little bit of testing playing around to get it right, but it appears fine now. Again I will update the guide+this thread when I can.

    Thanks,


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    [quote=“Mike Mcloughlin, post: 1955, member: 187”]What i meant to say is, each of my PCs have their own key on the case label. They have a factory image on at the moment as in when they boot up it goes through the sysprep steps and is activated automatically. so i dont fully understand which key i would use in sysprep to get them to activate. I could go round after each machine has been imaged and enter the key on the case but that kinda defeats the point of an automated system. XP was so much easire o_O[/quote]

    Hi Mike,

    Glad you are finding it useful, but as ssx4life says the only way to make that part automated is use a license server, there really isn’t anyway for this process to grab the product key automatically, because the only place it exists is stuck onto the side of your pc. At some point you would have to type it in anyway, so why not just once the PC is imaged and you are checking it over.

    There could be a way to manually enter the key during sysprep, if you removed that option from the unattend.xml file. But I wouldn’t suggest that. You are better off doing as I detailed in the guide:

    "You can put a dummy product key in to make sure it skips this during setup. [B]You can set the real license key later.[/B] A full list of keys is below.
    Operating System Edition
    Product Key
    Windows 7

    Windows 7 Professional
    FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4"

    Note, these are [B]NOT[/B] pirate license keys, they are provided by Microsoft to make the process unattended. Windows will SKIP activation using this key, but it will not auto activate, so you will have 30 days to enter the real product key.

    For me, I always check a PC over anyway while it is installing snapins. It’s not too hard to enter the product key then. Especially because 7 PC’s is not a lot really. It might be annoying, but just think of the time an unattended install will save you!

    [quote=“Mike Mcloughlin, post: 1949, member: 187”]
    I have 7 new Windows 7 machines that are factory sysprepped but i want to windows update them and install company specific software and then sysprep again ready for FOG deployment.[/quote]

    So in your case, the best thing to do would be to get one of the machines, (don’t bother with a virtual, it will be faster with a psychical PC and since you are deploying to the same machines it will make more sense).

    1)Fresh install windows 7, and then launch it into audit mode from the start of setup as detailed above,

    2)Install any MS windows updates you need to,

    1. Install any company software you need, if you are not going to use snapins,

    2. In your case, if you are in a rush, and they are all the same hardware, I would just update the drivers in this master image, and not worry about the SAD DPinstall tool. That way the other machines you deploy to will have the correct drivers already.

    5)Make any other changes you want to the OS, local user accounts, etc etc.

    1. Use an unattended.xml file as detailed above to make the deployment unattended.

    7)Then start the sysprep, and then upload it to FOG as it reboots.

    • Make sure you don’t activate Windows with a key before you upload it, you will need to do that after you have deployed it to all your machines.

    Hope this helps.



  • What i meant to say is, each of my PCs have their own key on the case label. They have a factory image on at the moment as in when they boot up it goes through the sysprep steps and is activated automatically. so i dont fully understand which key i would use in sysprep to get them to activate. I could go round after each machine has been imaged and enter the key on the case but that kinda defeats the point of an automated system. XP was so much easire o_O



  • Activation should be done by the KMS server (assuming you are using a volume license server). Otherwise you will need to hand-activate all the machines or use something like the opa tool - [url]http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/28649-OpaTool-updated-v0-8[/url] (again… YOU MUST KEEP YOUR LICENSES STRAIGHT! IF YOU ARE LICENSED FOR PRO, LOAD PRO, etc.) I’m not condoning piracy here… use your head people.

    thx.



  • Thanks for the guide, i have 3 days to learn to create and deploy a windows 7 image and this is helping a great deal. Am i missing something though? You said in the guide you get the to entering the correct install key? I cant see that part anywhere.

    Also If all the keys are different how does activation work? I have 7 new Windows 7 machines that are factory sysprepped but i want to windows update them and install company specific software and then sysprep again ready for FOG deployment.


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    [quote=“andyroo54, post: 1849, member: 267”]There will be some small updates to this, I’ve found that if FOG is installed before syspep then while the DP install tool is running it can cause the machine to restart in order to rename/join to domain. I will update tonight with my solution.[/quote]

    I haven’t had this issue when testing, I thought FOG is only meant to restart when no user is logged in?


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    There will be some small updates to this, I’ve found that if FOG is installed before syspep then while the DP install tool is running it can cause the machine to restart in order to rename/join to domain. I will update tonight with my solution.



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  • Thank you very much, andyroo54!
    Although I haven’t read the whole document, I’m sure it will help.


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    Hi Kevin thanks, and yes any resources, the more the better. No one guide for this will be perfect, especially the XML as it so customizable . And I encourage others if they use this guide to post their results, and suggest changes if they see fit.



  • Great guide Andy. I’ve found this site as well that could help with creating the unattend.xml file. Might work for some, and def save some headaches ;) [url]http://www.bauer-power.net/2011/02/how-to-sysprep-windows-7-on-easy.html[/url]



  • Now that’s a great guide. good job Andyroo45.


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