To add or remove device drivers, locate the drivers in the Drivers node, and then edit the packages or boot images that the selected drivers are associated with. You can temporarily disable device drivers so that Configuration Manager client computers and task sequences cannot install them when you are deploying operating systems.

You can specify the device drivers to install, or you can let Configuration Manager search the driver categories to determine the drivers to install.

For more information about task sequences, see Planning a Task Sequences Strategy in Configuration Manager.

In addition, when you import device drivers into the catalog, you can add the device drivers to driver packages or to boot image packages.

You cannot import device drivers directly into a subfolder of the Drivers node.

Updated: May 14, 2015Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1Use the procedures and information in this topic to manage the device drivers that are required to deploy operating systems in your System Center 2012 Configuration Manager environment.

The procedures include how to import device drivers into the driver catalog, how to add and remove device drivers for driver packages and boot images, how to create driver packages, and how to install drivers on computers during the installation of the operating system.

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For example, you can change the name and description of the device driver, enable the device driver, and specify which platforms the device driver can be run on.

Use the following procedure to create a new driver package.

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