Lenovo Laptop Bugs – System Update & Not Waking Up From Sleep Mode

Before we begin, I would like you to download this System Updater from Lenovo - you will have to use it later on: For Windows 7, Windows 8,  Windows 8.1 -   For Windows 2000, XP and Vista -  If you recently bought a Lenovo computer or laptop, you might as well know some of these problems. Problem: Lenovo laptop won't wake up from sleep, there are driver problems & the Fn and CTRL are not working correctly. Let's start with the Fn & CTRL button. Most of you may have noticed that there is a problem with the [...]

Automate importing and creating driver packages in SCCM 2012 R2

  I take that you are familiar with drivers and manually creating driver categories and driver packages in Configuration Manager. Here I will show you how you can optimize the process by running a very need little PowerShell script called ImportDrivers.ps1 (main developer is Claus Codam). There are a few prerequisites that needs to be in place before the script will work. Driver source has to be 3 levels deep like this example (Make\Model\OS). The driver source is where you store the original driver packages from the vendor. You need to create a Driver packages folder (where ConfigMgr will import [...]

Small useful scripts–Changing Driver Package source (PS1)

I have this customer who had to move all driver packages from from one server a another. This of cause meant all the Data Source references had to be change as well. Once al the packages were moved to the new server I ran the following  two scripts to change the source. All you need to change is the $Site to your site code, or add it is a parameter when you run the script. You will obviously also have to type in the old and new path. Syntax: Script.ps1 –Site XXX If you want to only run against one [...]

Get original Driver for Lenovo biometric fingerprint scanner

I have had all kinds of trouble installing the Biometric fingerprint scanner that comes with most all new Lenovo laptops. Using the Lenovo software works, but I also installs al kinds of stuff that I don’t want, or need for that matter. Instead I choose to go with the original drive for the Hardware , exactly as I would do with  Storage and network drivers.. All Lenovo machines ( that I know of anyway), that has a built in Biometric fingerprint scanner, uses hardware from AuthenTec, formerly UPEK, so all there is to it is to pull the correct drivers [...]

By | 2012-01-04T14:22:00+00:00 January 4th, 2012|General info, Hardware & Drivers, OS Deployment|0 Comments

Finding the correct storage driver for Win XP using WMIC

I already wrote a post on how to find the correct driver, for a Intel 6 Series storage controller, which is sometimes named different in XP and 7.  http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/mip/cant-find-the-intelr-6-series-storage-driver/. In that particular case I picked up the correct driver name by installing Windows 7 on the PC, and looking trough device manager..  Today I was with a customer, where installing Windows7 was not an option, and they had two HP machines ( Elite 8200 and 6560b) booth failing upon entering the XP minisetup. Laying down the image using SCCM, was no problem, meaning WinPE was fine driver wise. Clearly the [...]

By | 2011-08-18T14:39:00+00:00 August 18th, 2011|Hardware & Drivers, OS Deployment|3 Comments

Automate changes to Device manager ( DEVCON )

  During Automated Build and capture, and sometimes during deployment it's nice to be able to automate changes to the device manager (well devices, but basally the ones you se in the device manager).  Her the Microsoft tool DEVCON comes in handy.. Lets say you need to remove some devices before you capture you master image, like unknown devices, com ports, display adapters etc. All you have to do is to make a "run Command Line"step in your TS that runs the DEVCON tool with the right parameters: Remove Device: (In this case the comports)  DEVCON remove USB\PNP0501* This action [...]

By | 2008-11-04T16:20:06+00:00 November 4th, 2008|Hardware & Drivers|0 Comments

Configuration Manager 2007 Hardware configurations

Below you'll find some real life Configuration Manager hardware numbers. Primary site server with local SQL Hardware Specifications for medium sites (below 6.000 clients) CPU 2 Intel Pentium 4 Xeon > 3 GHz (or better) RAM 4 GB Disk See below   RAID No. of physical disk Purpose Raid 1 2, 150 GB each. C =50GB (Operating System, SQL Application) X= 50 GB (Config mgr. Backup Files, Pagefile) X= 10 GB (TempDB) Raid 1 2, 150 GB each. X = 146 GB (SQL Logs) Raid 10 4, 150 GB each. X = 60 GB (SQL DB) X = 40 GB [...]

By | 2008-10-10T08:43:47+00:00 October 10th, 2008|Hardware & Drivers|0 Comments

Using BDD/MDT DriverPaths1 in SCCM

  I have always loved the DriverPaths1=\\server\path\%model% part of BDD\MDT because it enabled you to have all your model specific drivers in a corresponding folder rather than a repository. SCCM pretty much forces you to use repositories.... I know that you can create different driver packages and categorize your drivers, thereby  enabling you to only use specific drivers. However, you then have to create a bunch of IF statements, to make this a reality.   The BDD/MDT way is to add the "DriverPaths1=\server\path\%model%"  to your CustomSettings.ini, and then create a folder structure looking something like this: Each folder would then [...]

By | 2008-07-12T15:41:43+00:00 July 12th, 2008|Hardware & Drivers|5 Comments

Storage drivers in XP image

When capturing an image, it's always a good idea to add needed storage drivers to the [SysprepMassStorage] section of your Sysprep.inf before capturing. The two most common Mass Storage Drivers are the : Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver (IaStore.sys) and Dell SAS 5x and SAS 6x Controller Driver (symmpi.sys)   In Sysprep.inf add the following lines... ================insert into sysprep.inf======================== [Sysprep] BuildMassStorageSection = No [SysprepMassStorage] ;Dell SAS 5x and SAS 6x Controller Driver PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F041028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F061028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F071028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F081028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F091028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0E1028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0F1028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F101028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_021D1028=C:\drivers\SAS\symmpi.INF ;Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2681&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C1&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C5&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2821&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2922&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2929&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A22&CC_0106=C:\drivers\sata\IAAHCI.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2682&CC_0104=C:\drivers\sata\iaStor.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C3&CC_0104=C:\drivers\sata\iaStor.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C6&CC_0104=C:\drivers\sata\iaStor.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&CC_0104=C:\drivers\sata\iaStor.INF PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_282A&CC_0104=C:\drivers\sata\iaStor.INF ======================================================= [...]

By | 2008-07-08T15:08:28+00:00 July 8th, 2008|Hardware & Drivers|1 Comment

Unpack Intel drivers

  I recently spent more time that I should have, trying to unpack both the Intel NIC drivers executable and the Mass Storage driver executable. For some reason it is not easy to find the correct switches to use for this action, and when you find them it can be somewhat difficult to figure out exactly how they work. INTEL Network drivers: Download the newest NIC drivers from HERE You now find yourself with and pro2kxp_xxxx.exe file who wants to install something on you pc (which you properly do not want). So in order to only extract the files you [...]

By | 2008-07-01T14:31:51+00:00 July 1st, 2008|Hardware & Drivers|2 Comments