I am a liitle concerned with the changes made to the HII Driver Management in Service Pack 3, in that there is little information regarding migrating your existing driver database as per SP2 into the new repository. My existing Driver repository is held on the core server, the new repository will be held on a seperate NAS share. My questions are: -
Essentially i would like to be fully prepared/aware of things that will be broken by design before applying the upgrade.
Hopefully most of the information you are looking for can be found here: Hardware Independent Imaging (HII).
There are several linked documents that go into more detail about each component/part of HII in SP3.
As for your specific questions:
We are really excited for the new HII functionality, and I hope it simplifies your work in this arena.
There is no need to import via the HII Driver Manager dialog (LD 9.0 SP3 obsoleted its usage) you only need to import your drivers into the driver folder, In a Dell shop, EXPAND.EXE your Enterprise CABs into the drivers folder and run the manager icon to detect/import the new drivers into the HII database.