Problem with driver import and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1

Problem with driver import and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1

I saw a new problem today with a driver for a Fujitsu Esprimo E700.

The driver in question had a size of 215 MB before importing to SCCM.


First thing to notice is that Validate Driver Information takes very long time:


And there are lots of INF files in this driver:


Creating the driver package also ended with a long wait period.

After import the driver package had a size over 12 GB (very big)!


It looks like SCCM creates a new Folder for every INF file and copies all contents to every folder.

I am not the only one with this problem:

SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 – Driverpack bug

The Trouble With Tribbles … I Mean Drivers

The tip from Jason about using Import-CMDriver instead of the console, saved my day (thanks Jason Smile):

First import the Drivers with Import-CMDriver (simple example):

$DrvPath = “\sccm12r2sourceDriversImportFujitsuEsprimo E700”

$CatName = “Fujitsu Esprimo E700”

$infFiles = Get-ChildItem -Path $DrvPath -Recurse -Filter “*.inf”

Import-Module ($Env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Substring(0,$Env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Length5) + ‘ConfigurationManager.psd1’)

$PSD = Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSite

Set-Location $($PSD):”

$Category = Get-CMCategory -Name $CatName

if(-not $Category) {

$Category = New-CMCategory -CategoryType DriverCategories -Name $CatName


foreach($driverFile in $infFiles) {

Import-CMDriver -UncFileLocation $driverFile.FullName -ImportDuplicateDriverOption AppendCategory -EnableAndAllowInstall $True -AdministrativeCategory $Category



Then in the console select all Drivers from the category you just added and add them to a Driver Package:


Create a New package:


Name the Package and specify UNC path for the driver source:


Click OK:


And now my driver package has the size of 215 MB:



Let hope this will fixed in a future update Smile

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