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Open access to drivers task type

Deployment Solution for Dell Servers

Each DRAC stores drivers for each specific operating system. This task type lets you open those drivers for a specific Windows, Red Hat, SUSE Linux, ESX, Hyper-V, or Citrix operating system. After the drivers are open, you can then view and copy the drivers and use them for other tasks.

This task is used mainly for a scripted OS installation (SOI) and is a workaround for a known issue between Dell drivers and Microsoft processes. If you try to perform a SOI, the drivers' presence on the DRAC crashes the installation. As a workaround, you can open the drivers, copy them from their current location into a WinPE environment, and then close the drivers. If you now start the installation, the Microsoft processes cannot see those drivers and the installation completes successfully.

See Performing a scripted OS installation without PXE

You can access this task type from the Create New Job or Task page.

See Creating a deployment task for a Dell server

See Close access to drivers task

This task contains the following options:

  • Operating system

    From the drop-down list, you can choose a specific operating system to open the drivers for.

  • Advanced

    • Script tab

      You can choose to save the script output with the task status.

    • Run options tab

      You can choose to allow other tasks to run while this task is running.

      You can also choose to end the task after the number of minutes that you specify. The default is 30 minutes.