README.TXT Driver File Contents (DTK_2.3-WINPE-2543.exe)

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DELL(TM) OPENMANAGE(TM) DEPLOYMENT TOOLKIT FOR MICROSOFT(R) 
WINDOWS(R) PREINSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT (WINDOWS PE)
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Version 2.3
Release Date: April 2007

This file contains updated information for your "Dell OpenManage
Deployment Toolkit User's Guide" and any other technical 
documentation included with the Deployment Toolkit (DTK) for Windows
PE.

The Deployment Toolkit documentation includes the "Command Line
Interface Reference Guide" and the "User's Guide." See the Dell
Support website at "support.dell.com" for the most current 
information.

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CONTENTS
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* Criticality
* Compatibility/Minimum Requirements
* Release Highlights
* Installation
* Upgrading
* User Notes
* Known Issues

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CRITICALITY
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3 - Optional

Dell recommends that you review the specifics about the update to
determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes
that may impact only certain configurations, or provides new features
that may/may not apply to your environment.


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COMPATIBILITY/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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The following subsections lists supported systems that are 
compatible with the Deployment Tookit version 2.3.

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Supported Systems
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The Deployment Toolkit version 2.3 supports the following Dell 
PowerEdge(TM) systems: 

650, 1600SC, 1650, 1655MC, 2600, 2650, 4600, 6600, 6650, 700, 750, 
1750, 800, 830, 840, 850, 860, 1800, 1850, 1855, 2800, 2850, 6800, 
6850, 1900, 1950, 1955, 2900, 2970, 6950, and SC1435.

NOTE: Other systems may be supported with this release. See the Dell
      Support website at "support.dell.com" to verify the supported
      systems and to download the latest version of the toolkit.

NOTE: x8xx series systems with dual-core processors are supported. 

* The sample scripts included with Deployment Toolkit have been tested
  with the deployment of the following operating systems:

	- Microsoft Windows 2000 with SP4
	- Microsoft Windows Server(R) 2003 with SP1
        - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP2
	
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Installation Prerequisites
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Before installing Deployment Toolkit components, ensure that you 
have:

* The Deployment Toolkit self-extracting installation file
  ("dtk-2.X-WINPE-AXX.exe"), which contains the utilities, sample 
  scripts, sample configuration files, and documentation you need to 
  deploy your Dell system.

* A workstation that has at least 500 MB of free hard-drive space.

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Deployment Prerequisites
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Before beginning the deployment process, ensure that you have the
following tools, software, and information ready to use or consult:

* Advanced knowledge of Windows.

* OEM Preinstallation kit (OPK) and Windows PE and Windows Server
  2003 (SP1) to build Windows PE 2005.

* An unzip utility.

* Working knowledge to build Windows PE 2005 (See the Microsoft
  documentation for customizing Windows PE 2005).

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Remote Installation Services (RIS) 
  and Automated Deployment Services (ADS) (including setting up of RIS 
  and ADS environments), or any other third party deployment system or 
  tool.

* A workstation with the following capabilities:
    -- A writable CD drive and CD writing software
    -- Network access 

* A target system with a CD drive if you are performing a local 
  deployment or network access if you are performing a network 
  deployment.

* All Deployment Toolkit utilities, sample scripts, and sample
  configuration files.

* All required Windows PE drivers, operating system drivers, and the 
  Dell utility partition image file.

* A minimum BIOS version is recommended on some of the platforms for
  all the DTK options to work correctly. In general, it is good 
  practice to use the latest ("n") version of BIOS firmware or the
  "n-1" version that is available on "support.dell.com."


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RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
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Deployment Toolkit version 2.3 adds the following features:

* Support for Dell PowerEdge 2970 systems.

  NOTE: Other systems may be supported with this release. Check
        "support.dell.com" to verify the supported systems and to
        download the latest version of the toolkit.

* Support for RAID replication feature that enables you to capture 
  and replicate RAID settings on PowerEdge systems with similar
  configuration. 
  
* A new utility partition image that can be installed on all supported 
  PowerEdge systems has been included with the DTK tools. The utility 
  partition image carries hardware diagnostics for PowerEdge systems 
  and can be installed on a partition of the hard disk.  

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INSTALLATION
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For complete installation instructions, see the "Dell OpenManage
Deployment Toolkit User's Guide."

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UPGRADING
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When upgrading from a previous release (1.x) of the DTK, ensure that
you create the new DTK version 2.x environment separately from your
previous version of DTK. This step is necessary because the 
environments and requirements for DTK version 2.x are completely
different.

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USER NOTES
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This section provides information that can help enhance your
experience with the Deployment Toolkit.

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SCRIPT NOTES
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* The sample scripts are provided as examples for customers who want
  to develop their own deployment process. Some customers may find 
  that the scripts work well in their environment, while some 
  customers may need to develop their own scripts entirely from 
  scratch. Customers deploying multiple systems need to provide 
  unique information for each server when appropriate. For example, 
  system host names, IP addresses, and BIOS asset tags need to be 
  unique for each system. The batch scripts and configuration files 
  need to be modified to reflect the unique information for each 
  system being deployed. Many options are available to optimize this
  process.

* A system profile generated on a specific Dell PowerEdge system can
  be used to deploy only similar system models. For example, a
  system BIOS configuration profile generated for an optimally
  configured PowerEdge 1850 system can be used to deploy only 
  similarly configured PowerEdge 1850 systems.

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TOOLS NOTES
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* SYSCFG:

   - Some options may not be present on all systems, which may
     be due to the BIOS version or hardware feature set. The usage
     information generated by running SYSCFG without arguments shows
     only those options that are valid for your system.

   - The "--devseq" option is present only if you have an 
     available, bootable hard-disk partition. If this option is 
     present in the configuration file, but not present on your 
     system, you will receive a usage error.

   - If you perform operations that change the "--redmem"
     option, you should immediately reboot the system. This note 
     applies to command-line usage as well as "--infile" usage.

     NOTE: Additionally, the "--redmem" option should not be issued 
           with any other command and should be immediately followed 
           by a system reboot. This note is important when you 
           develop scripts that can alter the "--redmem" setting.


   - For options that use text strings such as username,
     password, hostname, and community string, using characters 
     such as <space>, "<," ">," "|," "=" on the command line can be
     misinterpreted by the command line parser and may cause errors.
     Use only alphanumeric characters to avoid these errors.
	
   - An option for Demand-based power management has been added.
     Valid arguments are "enable" and "disable."
  
   - A "--solaction" option has been added for PowerEdge x9xx 
     systems. This option enables or disables Serial-Over-LAN 
     (SOL) access for a particular user.


     Suboptions          Valid Arguments
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     --userid	Userid(2-16)
     --action	enable,disable

   - A "--memintleave" option has been added which can enable or
     disable memory interleave mode. Valid arguments are 
     <enable,disable>.

   - If you set the username using the syscfg "username" option, 
     SOL access for the corresponding user will be enabled by 
     default. You can disable SOL access for a user using the 
     "syscfg solaction --userid=<userid> --action=disable" command.

   - Three additional filters have been added for PEFCFGPARAMS 
     (PCP) for PowerEdge x9xx series systems. These filters are
     for battery warning ("batterywarn"), battery failure 
     ("batteryfail"), and a filter for the presence of the 
     power supply in the system ("powerabsent").

 

* RAIDCFG:

   - When creating virtual disks, the chunk (stripe) size is always
     in KBs. Do not specify any units of measure for the chunk size.

   - When providing multiple physical disks for the "create
     virtual disk" command, do not separate the disks with spaces.
     For example, "-ad=1:4, 1:5" causes an error. The correct way
     to display multiple physical disks is "-ad=1:4,1:5,1:6."

   - If you change the controller mode from SCSI mode to RAID mode,
     expect data loss to occur. Back up any data you want to save
     before changing the modes.

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KNOWN ISSUES
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RAIDCFG Issues:

* If you delete a virtual disk on PERC 4I/M on Windows PE, you need 
  to reboot the system for the changes to take effect.


* Perform copy operations using "XCOPY" because the DOS "COPY" 
  command may fail when copying across a network share. The message 
  "invalid file handle" may be displayed. This issue is an 
  intermittent error that is usually caused by the network connection. 
  If the problem persists, check your network settings.

SYSCFG Issues:

* The Demand-based Power Management (DBPM) option does not work on 
  PowerEdge 1855 with BIOS versions earlier than A05.


* The suboption for "powerctl," which is "softshutdown," does not
  work in Windows PE. 


* On PowerEdge 700 systems, the console redirection option in the
  BIOS has the arguments "off," "serial port 1," and "RAC;"  
  the equivalent arguments in DTK are "off," "serial port 1," 
  and "serial port 2." 

  When the argument is set to "serial port 2" in DTK, the option 
  corresponds to "RAC" in the BIOS setup. 


* The "--solbitrate" option in "solcfgparams" and the
  "--mgscommbitrate" option in "serialcfgparams" accept a baud rate
  of 57600, but tools such as "ipmish" and "solproxy" do not 
  function at that baud rate for PowerEdge systems. 

RACADM Issues:

* If you use virtual media to boot into Windows PE, executing
  certain RACADM commands may cause Windows PE to crash.

Windows PE Installation Issues:

* If virtual flash is enabled and does not contain a valid image
  (for example, if the virtual flash contains a corrupt or
  random image), you may not be able to install Windows 2000 or
  Windows 2003 locally or remotely. To fix this issue, install
  a valid image on virtual flash or disable virtual flash if it
  will not be used during the installation procedure.

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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
(C) 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission
of Dell is strictly forbidden.

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"OpenManage" are trademarks of Dell Inc.; "Microsoft," "Windows," 
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Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer
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The sample scripts provided with the Dell OpenManage Deployment
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March 2007
Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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