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Introducing the UIU Plug-ins 2.0

All-new plug-ins for completely automated
driver management in SCCM and MDT

New in 2.0 - SCCM Features

  • More robust UIU Repository management with automated checks for integrity

  • Enhanced delivery of the UIU Driver Database

  • Improved integration with SCCM native controls

  • New hybrid methodology for Content Delivery, reducing bandwidth and local storage needs while decreasing driver acquisition times during OS Deployment Task Sequence

  • Completely redesigned installer/updater, including a new and improved user interface

  • Create and manage the UIU Repository from any administrator PC

  • New functionality allows for cleanup of old driver files from the UIU Driver Database

  • One-click opt-in access to unreleased upcoming features

  • Coming Soon: Customer-driven UIU Driver Database controls to opt in/out of operating systems included in the UIU Repository

Click here for more information or to register for a Free Trial or UIU Webinar.

New in 2.0 - MDT Features

  • More robust UIU Repository management with automated checks for integrity

  • Enhanced delivery of the UIU Driver Database

  • Completely redesigned installer/updater, including a new and improved user interface

  • New functionality allows for cleanup of old driver files from the UIU Driver Database

  • One-click opt-in access to unreleased upcoming features

  • Coming Soon: Customer-driven UIU Driver Database controls to opt in/out of operating systems included in the UIU Repository

Click here for more information or to register for a Free Trial or UIU Webinar.

Enhanced delivery of the UIU Driver Database

Getting started with completely automated driver management is now easier than ever! All you’ll need is the UIU Plug-in Manager (UIUPM), a utility application designed to facilitate the installation, management and updates of the UIU Plug-ins 2.0.

The first step is to generate a UIU Repository—the location where the UIU applications files and UIU Driver Database will live. You can run UIUPM from any administrator PC to help establish a UIU Repository.

  1. Create a UNC share location (\\server\UIUShare) where you want the UIU Repository to reside.

  2. Launch the UIUPM and enter the share location under “Change Repository”

  3. Click “Update Repository”

The UIUPM will populate a repository from scratch, downloading files from our hosted location. Should the process be interrupted for any reason, simply restart it, and the download will pick up where it left off.


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Configure for Hybrid Content Delivery (SCCM)

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 offers SCCM administrators a combined option to run part of the UIU Package from the local machine while not downloading the full contents of the UIU Repository.

Configuring for hybrid content delivery sends a small UIU Components Package to the local machine which then accesses the much larger UIU Repository (including over 62,000 PnP IDs), as required for each individual PC, from the Primary Site. This allows for faster deployment times and reduced bandwidth and local storage requirements.


  1. Once you have established a UIU Repository, launch the UIUPM on your Primary Site server and add the plug-in elements to your Configuration Manager Console. Simply go to the “Microsoft --> System Center Configuration Manager” menu in the UIUPM, and select “Install Plug-in”.

  2. This will add the UIU task sequence elements to the SCCM console and generate two packages—a full UIU Repository package and a smaller UIU Components package.

  3. Enable the “Copy the content…” option in the Data Access tab of the package properties for the Universal Imaging Utility packages, and distribute the packages.

  4. Next, while editing a Task Sequence, select the option for “Universal Imaging Utility --> UIU Deployment Configuration” from the “Add” menu. Add this step before “Setup Windows and ConfigMgr” but after “Apply Operating System”. Preferably, the UIU Deployment Configuration is the last thing that runs before “Setup Windows and ConfigMgr”.

  5. To configure Hybrid Content Delivery (recommended for optimal deployments), select Configure Deployment Settings in the Task Sequence Editor, and then select the Universal Imaging Utility Components package as the Primary UIU Package and the Universal Imaging Utility Repository as the Secondary UIU package.

  6. Allow enough time for SCCM to finish distributing both UIU packages, and deploy away!

For the complete UIU Plug-ins 2.0 documentation, including more information on hybrid content delivery, please see the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 User Guides.

Free Trial

The UIU Trial includes the complete UIU database of over 62,000 unique PnP IDs. Need help? UIU Support is also included.

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Webinars

Want to see how it works? Attend a UIU Webinar and receive a $25 Amazon gift card just for participating.

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Licensing

The UIU is licensed per PC and quotes include everything—all driver updates, product upgrades and technical support. 

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What others are saying

Check out what others are saying about saving time and money with the UIU. We also have full case studies available and, upon request, we will do our very best to set up a chat between you and a UIU customer just like you.

  • "Because system deployments and the time spent maintaining our image library is a fraction of what it used to be, we are more productive and able to stay ahead."

      Ron Stephens, Desktop Support Specialist, MedCentral Health System
  • "To integrate so well with MDT makes [the UIU] even more valuable. I can now install driver updates directly to the server so that when we do deployments the clients will automatically get the latest drivers.”

      Glen Ortiz, Services Systems Administrator, UConn School of Business