Provide a framework for vendors to provide driver packages directly into SCCM
It would be nice to have a driver package catalogue, which is populated with packages built by vendors for their hardware. Vendors are best placed to release drivers for their hardware so why not leverage this knowledge and integrate it fully in SCCM?
Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD
Wayne Christopher commented
Many vendors already provide SCCM ready driver packs ...
So if I understand this right, I plug in a new model computer, pxe boot and when the build gets to the driver install component, either SCCM goes off to Dell-HP-Lenovo or a central repository controlled by Microsoft, downloads the appropriate driver cab, adds the drivers to SCCM and installs them on the computer. Sounds Awesome to me if that is the concept.
I think any catalogue hosted locally would need to be metadata only and drivers retrieved from another location as storing all possible drivers locally on each SCCM server would require too much storage.
u mean like SCUP for 3rd Party Software?