Drivers are stored on the Samba shares within your K2000 Deployment Appliance. The K2000 exposes 2 driver-related shares:
What are these folders for? Each serves a different purpose, but in a nutshell- Drivers is for drivers used during OS install for either starting the installation, or providing drivers TO the installer; Drivers_Postinstall is used after the installation of a Scripted Install, in order to enable
DRIVERS folder: This folder contains a folder for every OS supported, and two folders for KBE (one for the KBE 32-bit and another for the KBE 64-bit).
What’s the difference in KBE folders/drivers and the rest? Well, KBE is Windows PE, and therefore it needs some minimal drivers in order to install Windows.
You may need to include the drivers for storage and network, but not much more. We only recommend including the bare minimum drivers needed for the KBE to be able to access the disks of the device that it is booting from, and the network driver to communicate to the K2000. Do not add to these folders drivers for video, sound or other devices.
Which driver’s platform I need to add for KBE? KBE (KACE boot environment) is a special version of Windows PE based on either Windows 7 or 8, so you need to download drivers for the PE version your boot environment is based upon. The following table clarifies the drivers you will need:
|WAIK for Windows 7||WinPE 3.0||Use drivers for Windows 7|
|ADK for Windows 8||WinPE 4.0||Use drivers for Windows 8|
|ADK for Windows 8.1||WinPE 5.0||Use drivers for Windows 8.1|
IMPORTANT Due to the fact that there are only 2 folders for KBE drivers, one for the 32-bit and the other for the 64-bit version, and not a couple of folder for every type of WinPE/WAIK, remember that only one type of drivers at time can be in that folder. Do not mix Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 drivers in these folders.
Drivers_Postinstall folder: Under this folder you need to add all the drivers that the machine will need after the scripted install is finished (Its ‘normal life’) like storage, network, audio, video etc etc… If your machine is a Dell machine the Driver Feed functionality does most of the job for you; Library -> Driver Feed allows us to search for the device and OS to and download the driver packages. If your machine is not a Dell machine, or you need to add additional drivers, you will need to add them under this directory.