• Seems the Dell E series Latitudes use shiny Intel ethernet chipsets, rendering my existing Windows Deployment Server boot image useless…
  • Updated the MDT 2008 distribution share with the E series drivers. Now need to rebuild the Boot WIM and then add that to WDS so I can deploy
  • Magic, it works! Now feeding this E6400 with XP Pro SP3… πŸ™‚
  • XP Pro SP3 goes on the Dell E6400 very nicely! Just remember to install Dell System Software after a fresh deployment for full functionality

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Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

2 Comments

jared wetmore

Phil,
I have the E6400 series, and having a bear of a time getting it to work with MDT. Have used MDT to deploy, xp, vista, and server os. I ahve added the new nic drivers, and chipset drivers to the system. so luck.
did you have to do anyhting speical to get it operational ? thanks in advance.
JAred Wetmore

Phil Wiffen

Hey Jared πŸ™‚

Off the top of my head – here’s what I did:

– Added the NIC drivers to MDT
– Right clicked on the “MEDIA” Deployment Point in MDT, then clicked Update
– Waited an age…
– Once it finished, I checked in the MEDIA location on the HDD (C:\Media\ for me) and copied the updated WIM file to the WDS server, then imported it as a boot image.

Hope that helps, and give me a shout if it doesn’t! πŸ™‚

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