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Prior to creating the device driver WIM images for Windows Server 2008 R2, ensure that the following tasks are completed in the order specified:
Install and configure the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on a server in your network.
For details, you can download Microsoft's Windows Deployment Services Step-by-Step Guide. Search for “WDS” and look for Windows Deployment Services Step-by-Step Guide at the following site:
Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK). Windows AIK contains applications to mount and modify WIM images as well as applications to create and modify XML unattended setup scripts.
To download Windows AIK, go to the following site, search for WAIK, and look for Windows AIK for Windows 7 (for Windows Server 2008 R2):
Locate the Windows device drivers on the Tools and Driver DVD.
Establish a network-shared device driver repository.
Create a device driver repository containing the Windows Server 2008 R2 device drivers.
Note that for Windows Server 2008 WDS installation environments, a device driver repository is provided, which you can modify. For Windows Server 2003 SP2 WDS installation environments, a device driver repository is not provided, and you must manually create one. The following is an example of how you might want to set up the directory structure for a new device driver repository:
Unattend device driver store.
Name for device driver directory.
Name for Windows Server 2008 R2 device drivers directory.
Name for Windows Server 2008 R2 catalog files.
Name of directory for device driver vendor.
Name of directory for device driver version.
Ensure that the directories (folders) in the device driver repository are shared and accessible to the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) during the network installation.
For example, the device driver repository folder and network shares referenced in this section are set up as follows:
Extract the Windows Server 2008 R2 device drivers on the Tools and Drivers DVD and place them into the device driver repository.
Note - If you do not have a copy of the Tools and Drivers DVD, you can download the ISO image for the Tools and Driver DVD. See Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD.
The following example demonstrates the directory structure of the device driver repository after you copy a SAS PCIe HBA driver (example version number: 126.96.36.199) from the Tools and Drivers DVD to the device driver repository:
Create an imageunattend.xml setup script for Windows Server 2008 R2.
For details, see How to Create an ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script.
Map the imageunattend.xml setup script to the Windows Server 2008 image.
For details, see Map ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image.
Add the required device drivers described in Device Drivers to Incorporate Into WIM Images to the install.wim.