SCCM Driver Management strategy is critical for each organization. This post will help you to download an eBook which gives an end to end SCCM driver management guide for beginners in IT Pros world. I don’t have much expertise in OS Deployment (OSD) as I mentioned in my AutoPilot post. But the following guide/eBook helped me to understand the basics of driver management in an around 1 hour.
What are Drivers and Why do we need Drivers? SCCM Driver Management - Key Configurations Download SCCM Driver Management eBook
What are Drivers and Why do we need Drivers?
Drivers are required for all the operating systems. This is applicable for iOS, Windows, Android, and all other operating systems. A driver is a software component that lets the OS and a device communicate with each other. Not all drivers communicate directly with a device. I would recommend reading Microsoft documentation on drivers.
The driver is required, when an application needs to read some data from a device. The application calls a function implemented by the OS, and the OS calls a function performed by the driver to provide the requested data to the application in a secure way. The primary purpose of device drivers is to provide abstraction by acting as a translator between a hardware device and the applications or OS. I would recommend reading Wikipedia article on device drivers.
SCCM Driver Management – Key Configurations
Following are the most critical configurations in the SCCM task sequence. You should be careful while you select either of the options in your Windows TS. I would recommend downloading the eBook mentioned in the later section of the post before creating any SCCM driver management. I would recommend reading MS documentation on Auto Apply Drivers Task Sequence Step.
- From Each Hardware Device
– Install only the best matched compatible drivers
– Install all compatible drivers
- Select drivers from all categories or drivers in the specific categories to be made available during Windows setup
– Consider drivers from all categories
– Limit driver matching to only consider drivers in selected categories
Download SCCM Driver Management eBook
The SCCM Driver Management eBook is free from Adaptive to help SCCM admins to educate and support in their job. You can download the eBook prepared by Ami Casto. She is Microsoft MVP and Technical Evangelist.