After you have added Windows 8 to the Deployment Workbench, add any device drivers required for the reference computer (WDG-REF-01) and the target computer (WDG-CLI-01). These device drivers will be added to Windows PE and deployed with Windows 8. Add the device drivers in the Out-of-box Drivers node in the Deployment Workbench by using the New Driver Wizard, which copies the device driver files to the deployment share in Out-of-Box Drivers\device_driver (where device_driver is the name of the device driver you added to the deployment share).

Note   If the device drivers for the reference computer (WDG-REF-01) and the target computer (WDG-CLI-01) are included with Windows 8, skip this step and proceed with the following step.

To add the device drivers for the reference and target computers to the distribution share

1.   Click Start, and then point to All Programs. Point to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and then click Deployment Workbench.

2.   In the Deployment Workbench console tree, go to Deployment Workbench/Deployment Shares/MDT Deployment Share (C:\DeploymentShare$)/Out-of-Box Drivers.

3.   In the Actions pane, click Import Drivers.

The Import Driver Wizard starts.

4.   Complete the Import Driver Wizard using the information in Table 6.

Table 6. Information for Completing the Import Driver Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

Specify Directory

In Driver source directory, type driver_path (where driver_path is the fully qualified path to the folder containing the device drivers), and then click Next.


Click Next.


The progress for importing the device drivers is displayed.


Click Finish.


The Import Driver Wizard finishes. The device drivers are added to the list of operating systems in the details pane and are copied to the deployment_share\Out-of-box Drivers folder (where deployment_share is the deployment share you created earlier in the process).

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