Adding Driver packages to Boot Images

You can also use Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 to add driver packages for boot-critical drivers to boot images . To add a driver package to a boot image, perform the following steps:

1. In the Windows Deployment Services console, under the server_name node under the Boot Images node, right-click a boot image and select Export Image to back up your boot image before proceeding further. This is recommended because adding an incompatible or corrupt boot-critical driver to a boot image can render the boot image unbootable and unrepairable

2. Right-click the boot image again and select Add Driver Packages To Image to start the Add Driver Packages To driver_group Wizard.

3. Click Next to display the Select Driver Packages page, as shown here .

Click Add or Remove to add or remove filter criteria for finding driver packages that were previously added to your Windows Deployment Services server. Then click Search For Packages to display all driver packages on the server that match your filter criteria. Select the driver packages you want to add to the boot image from your search results . Then, finish the wizard.

Managing Image Security

It is important to properly secure boot and installation images to prevent their unauthorized use . A fully configured image might include corporate applications and data, proprietary configurations, and even codes and keys required to activate line of business (LOB) applications .

One way to prevent unauthorized installations is by controlling the clients that are allowed to receive images . You can accomplish this through pre-staging, in which clients are registered with AD DS through the use of a globally unique identifier (GUID). Another method is to enable administrative approval for client installations . Finally, you can restrict images by user as shown in the following procedure .

To configure an image file's access control list (ACL), perform the following steps:

1. Right-click the image and then click Properties.

2. On the User Permissions tab, configure the ACL and then click OK . The image's ACL must give a user Read and Execute permissions for the user to be able to install the image . In the following screenshot, members of the Installations group can install the image secured by this ACL .

Image Properties

Generali Version User Permissions | Group or user names:


Administrators (C0NT0S0 Administrators)

Permissions for Installations


Permissions for Installations


Full control


Read & execute





Special permissions

For special permissions or advanced settings, click Advanced.

Learn about access control and permissions

For special permissions or advanced settings, click Advanced.

Learn about access control and permissions


NOTE In addition to securing individual images, you can secure image groups. Right-click an image group, click Security, and then configure the group's ACL on the Security tab. By default, images in an image group inherit the group's permissions.

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