Import-WdsDriverPackage

Imports a driver package into the Windows Deployment Services driver store.

Syntax

Import-WdsDriverPackage
      [-Architecture <Architecture>]
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-DisplayName <String>]
      [-GroupName <String>]
      -Path <String>
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Import-WdsDriverPackage cmdlet imports a driver package into the Windows Deployment Services driver store. Specify the .inf file for the driver package to import.

You can specify a display name for the driver package. You can assign it to a driver group. If you want to assign a driver package to a group later, use the Add-WdsDriverPackage cmdlet. A client must have access to at least one group that a driver package belongs to in order to install it.

If the package contains drivers for multiple architectures, you can specify a single architecture. If you do not specify an architecture, the cmdlet adds all the architectures.

Examples

Example 1: Import a driver package for the x64 architecture

PS C:\> Import-WdsDriverPackage -Path "D:\Drivers\Fabrikam.inf" -Architecture X64 -DisplayName "Fabrikam Device Driver (x64)" -GroupName "Drivers for Fabrikam Devices"

This command imports a driver package for the x64 architecture into the Windows Deployment Services driver store from the specified .inf file. The command specifies a display name for the driver package and assigns the package to the Drivers for Fabrikam Devices group.

Required Parameters

-Path

Specifies an absolute path. This is the path an .inf file. The cmdlet imports the driver package from this file.

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

Optional Parameters

-Architecture

Specifies an architecture. This is the architecture of the driver package to add to the server. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet includes all the architectures it finds. 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:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-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
-DisplayName

Specifies a display name for the driver package. If you do not supply a display name, the cmdlet creates one based on the driver name and architecture.

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