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 http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVAN-ADMIN 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 http://www.legroom.net/software/uniextract#download

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Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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