If you need a process to find and install drivers post process (after Windows or later as an update)
- Populate this key with a path to your drivers
Path = “d:\Drivers” <- String
- From a script, batch, MDT, setupcomplete.cmd, whatever, Run pnpunattend.exe
(built into Windows 7 and also there for Vista )
Example: Pnpunattend.exe auditsystem
You can use /s to just search the drivers but not install. Also, use the /L to output to command so you can pipe into a file if needed.
PnPUnattend.exe [auditSystem | /help /? /h] [/s] [/L]
auditSystem Online driver install.
/help /? /h This help.
/s Search without installing.
/L Print Logging information to the command line.
Download details: Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals
via Download details: Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals.
If you get a prompt to Set Network Location (See Figure 1) in Windows 7 on a domain-joined computer, there is a hotfix from MS to resolve this issue.
Package the hotfix and deploy as a Task in the OSD or MDT Task Sequence as part of the Windows 7 deployment.
Reigstry key to disable the annoying print notifications on the system tray.
How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008
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Question: How to deploy Windows 7 Taskbar Pinned Icons by Group Policy
Answer: Windows 7 taskbar pinned icons are stored in the following locations:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
To deploy it, you can perform the following steps:
- Configure Pinned items on a Windows 7 system as a reference computer.
- Export Reigstry Key to pinned.reg file:
- And copy items in the “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar” to a shared folder.
Create a logon script to deploy the registry keys and copy the corresponding files.
If you want to pin items to the Start Menu, you may refer to the following script:
Pin Items to the Start Menu or Windows 7 Taskbar via Script