> You can use dpinst to pre-install device drivers in XP.... it is part
> of the driver install frameworks (DIFx)
> Driver Package Installer (DPInst)
> Johan Arwidmark
> Microsoft MVP - Setup / Deployment
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:52:00 -0800, Stigward
> <Stigward[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >I work at a University and help look after creating and deploying images in
> >student ICT labs. We have windows XP installed on roughly 600 machines. This
> >particular problem applies to about 90 of those machines for which a unique
> >ICT image has been created with norton ghost.
> >As a part of an introductory programming course, the students use a lego
> >tower usb device (robolab 2.9).
> >Whenever a student plug's the device in, a "Found New Hardware" wizard
> >appears and they must locate and install the device base on the lectures
> >instructions. Because deepfreeze is installed, this must be done each time a
> >student logs into the machine. My question is how can this be avoided?
> >I have tried long-winded solutions, like creating a before and after
> >snapshot with symantec ai, and creating an .exe package to deploy the
> >differences, which is executed by a vb script as part of sysprep. This
> >didn't work, I'm guessing because of some unique identifier each machine uses
> >to reference usb devices.
> >The relevant drivers are pointed to in the sysprep.inf emPnPDriversPath and
> >the robolab software is actually installed on the image, however, after it is
> >syspreped and deployed, my old friend the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears.
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you require additional
> >information, please don't hesitate to contact me.
> >Kind regards,