A driver package contains the content associated with one or more device drivers. Device drivers must to be added to a driver package and copied to a distribution point before Configuration Manager 2007 clients can install them.

Driver packages that are made available to Microsoft Windows 2000-based and Windows XP-based Configuration Manager 2007 clients should not contain more than 150 device drivers in a single driver package.

Use the following procedure to create a new driver package.

To create a new driver package

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Driver Packages.

  2. To start the New Driver Package Wizard, right-click the Driver Packages node, and then click New - Driver Package.

  3. On the Name line, specify a descriptive name for the new driver package. The name you specify should help you determine what device drivers are contained or what the purpose is for the driver package. In the Description window, enter an optional description for the driver package. The description should provide information about the contents or the purpose of the driver package.

  4. Specify the driver package source by entering the path to the driver package source directory in Universal Naming Convention (UNC) format. Alternatively, you can specify the source by clicking Browse to open the Browse For Folder dialog box, and browsing to the correct path. If you need to create a new empty folder for the source directory which will contain the device driver content, click Make New Folder. Each driver package must have a unique source path.

    The Configuration Manager 2007 system account must have read/write permissions to the specified driver package source location.
  5. To close the New Driver Package Wizard, click OK. The new driver package will be visible in the results pane.

    You can view the associated general, data source, distribution point, data access, and security information for the driver package by right-clicking the driver package, and then clicking Properties.

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