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Driver Capture Tool

The Driver Capture Tool allows you capture drivers from any client computer on the network.  By default, the main Driver Capture page will display the last driver capture tasks run from the console.  This page auto-refreshes every 10 seconds or you can use the Refresh link to manually refresh this page.

  • New Capture

    • Opens the New Capture menu to start the capture process

      • Computer

        • Must contain the name or IP Address of the client computer you with to capture drivers from.

      • Username

        • Must be in the form of DomainUsername

        • The username used must have local administrator rights to the client machine

      • Password

        • Used in tangent with the Username for credentials

           

Using the Driver Capture Tool from the smartImager console:

    1. Click the New Capture link from the Console | Driver Capture menu.

    2. Enter the client computer name and credentials needed to capture drivers.

    3. Click Connect.

    4. After reviewing the Remote System Information:

      1. Choose either to Create a New Driver Pack or add drivers to an existing driver pack.

      2. Click the Start Capture button.

    5. The Driver Capture will now remotely capture your drivers from the client system and place them in the Uploads directory.

      1. By default, the Uploads directory is located at .Program FilesSirckssmartImagerRepositoriesUploads.

    6. After analyzing the drivers uploaded, smartImager will either automatically create your new driver pack or add the new drivers to an existing pack depending on your choice above.

      1. smartImager will also create and associate any compatibilities needed with your driver pack.

      2. smartImager will not duplicate drivers already known if the files and versions for the drivers are the same. Drivers will be associated with multiple types of hardware if necessary, rather than duplicating drivers.

Using the Driver Capture Tool

Driver Capture Tool

The Driver Capture Tool allows you capture drivers from any client computer on the network.  By default, the main Driver Capture page will display the last driver capture tasks run from the console.  This page auto-refreshes every 10 seconds or you can use the Refresh link to manually refresh this page.

  • New Capture

    • Opens the New Capture menu to start the capture process

      • Computer

        • Must contain the name or IP Address of the client computer you with to capture drivers from.

      • Username

        • Must be in the form of DomainUsername

        • The username used must have local administrator rights to the client machine

      • Password

        • Used in tangent with the Username for credentials

           

Using the Driver Capture Tool from the smartImager console:

    1. Click the New Capture link from the Console | Driver Capture menu.

    2. Enter the client computer name and credentials needed to capture drivers.

    3. Click Connect.

    4. After reviewing the Remote System Information:

      1. Choose either to Create a New Driver Pack or add drivers to an existing driver pack.

      2. Click the Start Capture button.

    5. The Driver Capture will now remotely capture your drivers from the client system and place them in the Uploads directory.

      1. By default, the Uploads directory is located at .Program FilesSirckssmartImagerRepositoriesUploads.

    6. After analyzing the drivers uploaded, smartImager will either automatically create your new driver pack or add the new drivers to an existing pack depending on your choice above.

      1. smartImager will also create and associate any compatibilities needed with your driver pack.

      2. smartImager will not duplicate drivers already known if the files and versions for the drivers are the same. Drivers will be associated with multiple types of hardware if necessary, rather than duplicating drivers.