Add-WdsDriverPackage

Adds an existing driver package to a driver group or injects it into a boot image.

Syntax

Add-WdsDriverPackage
   -Id <Guid>
   -Architecture <Architecture>
   [-FileName <String>]
   -ImageName <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-WdsDriverPackage
   -Architecture <Architecture>
   [-FileName <String>]
   -ImageName <String>
   -Name <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-WdsDriverPackage
   -Id <Guid>
   -GroupName <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-WdsDriverPackage
   -GroupName <String>
   -Name <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-WdsDriverPackage cmdlet adds an existing driver package to a driver group or injects a driver package into a boot image. Use the Import-WdsDriverPackage cmdlet to import driver packages into the Windows Deployment Services driver store. Specify a driver package by its unique name or ID.

To add a driver package to a driver group, specify the group name. Use the Remove-WdsDriverPackage to remove a drive package from a group.

To insert a driver package into a boot image, specify the image name and architecture. If the image name and architecture do not uniquely identify the boot image, specify the boot image file. After you insert a driver package into a boot image, Windows Deployment Services cannot remove the driver package.

Examples

Example 1: Add a driver package to a group by using the package ID

PS C:\> Add-WdsDriverPackage -Id 32d78628-07fb-4e18-adc4-f0ecf8b41bbe -GroupName "Drivers for Fabrikam Devices"

This command adds a driver package to the group named Drivers for Frabrikam Devices. The command specifies the ID of the driver package.

Example 2: Add a driver package to a group by using the package name

PS C:\>Add-WdsDriverPackage -GroupName "Drivers for Fabrikam Devices" -Name "Fabrikam Device Driver (x64)"

This command adds a driver package to the group named Drivers for Frabrikam Devices. The command specifies Fabrikam Device Driver (x64) as the name of the driver package.

Example 3: Inject a driver package into a boot image by using the package ID

PS C:\>Add-WdsDriverPackage -Architecture X64 -Id 32d78628-07fb-4e18-adc4-f0ecf8b41bbe -ImageName "Contoso general setup (x64)"

This command injects the driver package into the boot image named Contoso general setup (x64). The command specifies the ID of the driver package.

Example 4: Inject a driver package into a boot image by using the package name

PS C:\>Add-WdsDriverPackage -Architecture X64 -ImageName "Contoso general setup (x64)" -Name "Fabrikam Device Driver (x64)"

This command injects the driver package into the boot image named Contoso general setup (x64). The command specifies Fabrikam Device Driver (x64) as the name of the driver package.

Required Parameters

-Architecture

Specifies an architecture. This is the architecture of the image. In order to insert a driver into a boot image, you must specify an architecture. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Arm
  • Ia64
  • X64
  • X86
Type:Architecture
Parameter Sets:X86, Ia64, X64, Arm
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-GroupName

Specifies the name of a driver group. The cmdlet adds the driver package to this group.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Id

Specifies an ID. This is the ID of the driver package to add.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ImageName

Specifies the name of an image. This is the name of the boot image. If this name is not unique, specify the file name of the boot image by using the FileName parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies a name. This is the unique name of the driver package. If this name is not unique, specify the driver package ID, instead, by using the Id parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-FileName

Specifies a file name. This is the file name of the boot image. Use this parameter to specify the file name for the boot image if the boot image name and architecture do not uniquely identify the image.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#MSFT_WdsDriverPackage