Deploying Windows 7 to HP ProBook 640 G1 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

The last two weeks I've been working on a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 project in the US, that also involved OS Deployment. During the project all but one computer model deployed nicely, and the failing machine was the HP ProBook 640 G1 laptop. Even though all drivers installed fine, once the machine was put to standby/hibernate, it never woke up again.

After some troubleshooting (which included testing various BIOS versions) we realized it was the graphics driver causing the resume issue. Once we added the latest driver from AMD (and not the driver from HP), resume started to work again.

Now came the second problem: When deploying the new catalyst driver with ConfigMgr 2012, even though adding it as a driver package, it never completed the driver setup during the task sequence, but first after a login, and a final reboot.

The solution:

First, credits goes to Henrik Ericsson, a fellow ConfigMgr guru working on this project with me.

Step 1 – Create a driver package

Download the all the needed Windows 7 drivers from HP using the HP SoftPaq Download manager, except for the video driver. Download the video driver from AMD (we used the 14.4 version). Import the drivers to ConfigMgr and create a driver package as usual.

Step 2 – Create a driver applications (package) of the AMD driver

Create an application (package) that installs the AMD catalyst driver during the state restore phase of the task sequence. This is the package source folder. You get the content by running the main download (14-4-win7-win8-win8.1-64-dd-ccc-whql.exe) and then cancel the installation wizard after the files are extracted.

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The is the program (running setup.exe -INSTALL).

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Then add the driver package, and the driver application to the task sequence, and set a condition to only install on HP ProBook 640 G1 hardware.

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Happy deployment, Johan

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Admin
Admin
7 years ago

Hi Ayoo

These are the command-lines I use for the "Install IDT High Definition (HD) Audio Driver 6.10" package/program:

IDTSetup.exe /s /l=C:WindowsTempIDT92HD.log

/ Johan

Ayoo
Ayoo
7 years ago

Hi johan, I am trying to use your post to replicate deploying the IDT audio HD driver for HP ProBook 430 G1 i can see in your screenshot you have it listed have you got a detail post of how you did that See my steps below Downloaded full driver cab for HP ProBook 430 G1 with from the HP softpaq, isolate the IDT audio Hd driver SP65631 and extracted the file during a manual installation and cancelled before installation, copied IDT folder from C:Program Files (x86)IDT to SourcesSoftwareUtilitiesIDT. imported the extracted softpaq file for idt and imported to mdt… Read more »

Admin
Admin
8 years ago

Sounds like a good solution, I'm using a similar approach for servers, but normally not for clients…

/ Johan

shepar38
shepar38
8 years ago

I have worked around this issue with a couple HP models using HP SDM / SSM in the same fashion.
I prefer to use it for all HP business models to install drivers and software as I have it log results to server share and using the SSM /F switch I can have it force the driver versions for PCs already deployed previously.
I created an individual share for each model and used a condition in MDT to apply to each one.
BIOS can be updated with SSM and configured with a password as well.

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_SSM.html

-Heath


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