I am having to build a Windows 7 baseline image that will need to be deployed across a fairly large enterprise.
Now my biggest issue is that we have very broad hardware components ranging from 6-7 Dell workstation models, 4-5 HP models, and various fiber NICs (both 32 & 64bit).
I will be deploying this image via SCCM 2012 R2 CU5. Trying to build a one-size-fits-all image seems a bit challenging given the various driver configurations, so what would be my best option?
I have already compiled most of the drivers used across the enterprise and below are some of the options I've considered:
1. DISM driver injection - I assume that injecting this huge amount of drivers into the WIM would break something... so I'd think that staging the drivers would be a better option.
2. Staging the device drivers in the driver store through the PnPUtil command-line tool (ex. pnputil.exe -a <PathToDriver>/<Driver>.inf)
3. Alternatively, could I just copy the driver folders containing the .inf and .sys files directly into the %SystemRoot%\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository directory?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!