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Create Selection Profiles to Select the Device Drivers for LTI Deployments
Create selection profiles to identify the combination of device drivers that you want to deploy to specific target computers based on the folder structure you created in the Out-of-Box Drivers node in the Deployment Workbench. The LTI deployment process uses selection profiles to determine the device drivers to deploy in the Inject Drivers task sequence step type, in CustomSettings.ini, and in the MDT DB.
By default, selection profiles deploy the device drivers in the selected folder and subfolders. Create selection profiles based on the level of control you want to have over the device drivers being deployed. If you create selection profiles on folders:
· Higher in the folder structure, more device drivers are included, and you have less granular control over the device drivers deployed
· Lower in the folder structure, fewer device drivers are included, and you have more granular control over the device drivers deployed
Tip Use selection profile names that allow you to easily identify the device drivers included in them, such as Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Device Drivers, Windows XP 64-bit Device Drivers, or Fabrikam - Model A532- 32-bit Device Drivers.
Example: Woodgrove Bank Device Driver Selection Profiles for LTI Deployments
Woodgrove Bank has decided that it wants to maintain precise control over the device drivers deployed to target computers. So, its IT pros create a selection profile for each leaf-level folder in following folder structure:
Woodgrove Bank named the selection profiles based on the folder structure in the format as follows:
The following is an example of the Woodgrove Bank selection profile naming convention for 64-bit device drivers for Windows 7 running on a computer with “Fabrikam” as the make and “FK5323” as the model: