Bootable USB Universal or Machine Specific
I don't care for the whole Windows Automated Install Kit prerequisite of 1+GB download on a server. So, I think I've asked this before, but I'll ask again...
Is the bootable USB stick universal or machine specific? Does it pull drivers from the local machine (IE RAID)?
It contains only default Windows distribution drivers. If you need some hardware-specific drivers, you can add them while creating recovery media using Path to drivers field.
I guess I have to do some testing. I really don't know what the default drivers are at this point. I remember in older versions of Windows having to do the whole F6 thing and supply RAID drivers. I can't remember doing that in many years.
So, can I add drivers to the USB or only during build? And if it's during the build phase only - - are they standard drivers? I read something before that they aren't the normal drivers. Special WinPE drivers or something?
Basically, I'm wondering what the odds of bare metal restore working on a server that doesn't use SATA. An actual RAID controller.
Bummer this never got answered. I'm working on the same thing. Specifics on adding additional drivers.
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