July 29, 2020
Device driver additions and modifications since the July 8, 2020 Release.
See Attached: UIU DB-20-07-29 Drivers.pdf
See Attached: Make-Model DB-20-07-29.pdf
Deploying to the Surface Laptop 3 (and similar) while using a Surface Dock 2 requires adding a network driver to any boot image used for imaging in addition to updating the UIU Database. The Surface Dock 2 ethernet device does not function without the requisite network driver present and installed for the online Windows environment. This includes both Windows PE version 2004 or earlier and Windows 10 version 2004 or earlier (the current versions of each product as of publishing).
Install the Surface Dock 2 driver to any boot image used to image machines that will use the Surface Dock 2 in order to connect to a network for imaging purposes. Update the UIU Repository, the UIU process will then stage the appropriate driver for Windows 10 during driver servicing. Contact UIU Support for additional assistance.
UIU Support has recently witnessed several situations wherein updating of firmware addresses specific driver issues. See Release Notes from June 16, 2020 for two examples. UIU Support strongly recommends that, if customers are experiencing issues, the firmware (BIOS/UEFI) be updated immediately. If the target machine continues exhibiting issues, please contact UIU support for additional troubleshooting.
In our continued efforts to provide the most applicable and viable drivers while minimizing UIU Database size, UIU Support has undertaken a periodic review of the drivers represented in our database as of DB-20-07-02. In most cases, drivers that have been removed were not unique and would not have been selected during the minisetup process. This update also addresses the handling of several Microsoft Surface device drivers. If you experience issues, please contact UIU Support.
The full driver database exceeds 32Gb in size (32.1 Gb IMP). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (64-bit only).
USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.
The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations. Please contact a UIU Support representative with questions or concerns.
Founded in 2001, Big Bang is a software development and training company located in Milwaukee, WI. Our many years of training IT professionals to use Symantec Ghost led to the development of our flagship software application—the Universal Imaging Utility.
Since its release in 2004, our customers have used the UIU to deploy Windows operating systems to millions of PCs throughout the world.
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