You cannot import a Windows 8 signed driver on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based WDS server

Run into by an employee – John. straight copy from his email.

Ran into this issue yesterday, ConfigMgr 2012 R2 running on Windows 2008 R2. When attempting to import some network drivers, the Windows 7 driver’s imported fine, however the Windows 8 or later drivers gave the error


“Error: Failed to import the following drivers:

<Driver> – The selected driver is not applicable to any supported platforms.”


Turns out the Windows 8+ drivers are signed by using the SHA-2 hash algorithm. Therefore, the driver cannot be validated on a WDS platform on which a version of Windows earlier than Windows Server 2012 is installed.


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In this instance the driver as the Intel I217-LM/ I218-LM network driver and was need to be injected into the boot image