Getting Lenovo drivers for MDT deployments

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 20 Oct. 2011 / Last Updated on 20 Oct. 2011]

How to get Lenovo drivers in a form you can use for MDT deployments.

To import device drivers into Deployment Workbench, the drivers need to be in a certain form (INF files). If you are deploying Windows 7 to Lenovo hardware, you can download Lenovo drivers in the form MDT needs by using Lenovo ThinkVantage Update Retriever, see for more information. However, this tool does not provide Lenovo drivers in their raw form as INF files, so you still need to extract the raw files from the downloaded drivers. A good tool for doing this is Universal Extractor, see

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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