Updated: Microsoft Driver Pack – Surface Pro Series

Microsoft Driver Pack – Surface Pro Series
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Microsoft Surface Pro 1, 2, and 3

The Surface Pro 3 driver pack has been updated to the March 26, 2015 release.  The changes are described here.

  • Abort the installation if the Microsoft Driver Package Installer is running
  • Install update KB2969817 for the firmware update process, only on Windows 8.1
  • Install update KB2978002 for the Quick Note-Taking Experience feature, only for the Surface Pro 3
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model, OS version, and OS architecture
    • Surface Pro 1 – Windows 8.0 64-bit – January 2015
    • Surface Pro 1 – Windows 8.1 64-bit – January 2015
    • Surface Pro 2 – Windows 8.1 64-bit – January 2015
    • Surface Pro 3 – Windows 8.1 64-bit – March 26, 2015
  • Install all drivers, even if matching hardware is not found
    • Suppress all prompts to install unsigned drivers, except in interactive mode
    • Suppress the addition of entries to Programs and Features in the Control Panel
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on
  • Pause for 45 seconds while the NIC and port reconnect

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New: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console 3.2.7510.0

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console 3.2.7510.0
Create, deploy, and manage VMs, monitor and manage hosts and library servers, and manage global configuration settings

  • Choose the prerequisite: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installer based on the OS version
  • Install the prerequisite: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Choose the prerequisite: Windows Management Framework 3.0 with PowerShell 3.0 installer based on the OS version
  • Install the prerequisite: Windows Management Framework 3.0 with PowerShell 3.0
  • Choose the VMM Admin Console installer based on the OS architecture
  • Install the VMM Admin Console
    • Display the VMM Admin Console entry in the Programs and Features Control Panel

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New: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console 5.00.7711.0000

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console 5.00.7711.0000
The primary interface to configure, maintain, and monitor your sites, and to run and access features and tools

  • Install the Configuration Manager Console
    • Suppress joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program
    • Configure the customer’s default SCCM site server

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New: TrueCrypt 7.1a

TrueCrypt 7.1a
A discontinued open-source utility for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device)

This software does not include a scriptable installer, so we created MSIs to assist with deployments and version control

  • Abort the installation if TrueCrypt is running
  • Choose the TrueCrypt installer based on the OS architecture
  • Install TrueCrypt

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New: PAL 2.7.1

PAL 2.7.1
A ‘Performance Analysis of Logs’ tool that reads in a performance monitor counter log and analyzes it using known thresholds

  • Install the prerequisite: Microsoft Chart Controls
  • Choose the PAL installer based on the OS architecture
  • Install PAL

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