Friday, February 7, 2014

How to import Lenovo drivers in ConfigMgr easily

Good news! When you are using MDT and/or SCCM/ConfigMgr and want to create driver packages, you can download them for Dell, HP and Lenovo systems. That saves a lot of time, because to need to download every single driver available. Let's have a look at the different methods for companies. More about that here: Download Driver packages for Dell, HP and Lenovo systems

When looking for Lenovo driver packages, there are a lot of models missing. You can browse the Lenovo website, download each individual driver, extract the driver and import them into ConfigMgr, but this must be done for every model then. Looking on the internet I found the following blogpost: Getting Lenovo drivers into SCCM – The easy way

It mentions using the Lenovo Update Retriever (download) and a VBS script to get the job done. That way every single driver per model can be downloaded at once. The script is extracting all drivers to a different location so drivers can be imported in ConfigMgr easily afterwards. The VBS script needs some modification on a few values, but works perfectly. Really easy this way!

The order for ConfigMgr integration will be:
1. Download (Lenovo Update Retriever)
2. VBS script (copy from website)
3. Import drivers in ConfigMgr
4. Create driver packages in ConfigMgr

That's all for now. Hope it helps!

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