Devices and drivers properties

The Devices & Drivers property sheet applies only to Microsoft Windows clients.

Use the Devices & Drivers property sheet of the Change Configuration dialog box to perform the following actions:

You can also specify whether to use only BMR discovered drivers.

Table: Device and driver options describes the options available and the actions they initiate.

Table: Device and driver options



Initialize Devices...

Prompts you for another configuration from which to import the devices. You may select a discovered configuration or one from another client. The initialize operation updates the Drivers packages to be used during restore window to include the necessary drivers for this hardware.

Map Drivers

Automatically matches drivers to devices without drivers. If drivers are added to BMR after the last initialize operation, repeat this action. Sometimes, it may be useful to override the driver that is selected automatically by using the Add button to select a specific driver manually.

Devices without a driver are identified in the Devices window by "No matching driver" in the Enabled column. These devices are not available during the restore.


Moves the selected driver from the Available driver packages window to the Driver packages to be used during restore window.


Moves the selected driver from Driver packages to be used during restore window to the Available driver packages window.


Lets you change the following attributes of the selected driver:

  • The Use BMR discovered drivers instead of Windows supplied drivers checkbox controls whether the selected driver is used if Windows already has a built-in driver.

  • For MSD drivers, the Bootable driver to be used during text mode portion of the installation checkbox only applies to a legacy DOS restore. It determines if the driver is used during the installation phase of the restore. It has no effect for a Fast Windows Restore.

In the Java-based Administration Console, changes occur when you make them.