Where the commands differ is that the FindAll command also finds devices that are not present. You can use this command to replace signed drivers on the system with alternate drivers for testing or troubleshooting, or to associate the devices with the newest version of the same drivers. Assign a hardware ID to a legacy device Example The devcon utility is a powerful utility that provides the developer with a powerful command interface to use to interface with the device manager, and it is also a good example of the use of the SetupDI interface for those developers that need to use it. You can use these IDs in subsequent DevCon commands. On computers that run WDK 8.

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Find and find all devices in a setup class. Display driver and device info DevCon can display the following properties of drivers and devices on local computers, and remote computers running Windows XP and earlier:.

Enables the devices that match the input hardware or instance ID. The at character prefixed to the ID identifies the string as a device instance ID.

I’m sorry I’m not a developer. In this case, there is only one hardware ID in the list.

In response, DevCon displays the expected stack for the devices in the Volume class. The syntax for this command is: DevCon illustrates the use of general setup functionsdevice installation functionsand PnP Configuration Manager functions.


To run DevCon commands on a remote computer, the Group Policy setting must allow the Plug and Play service to run on the remote computer. Change device settings DevCon can change the status or configuration of Plug and Play PnP devices on the local computer in the following ways:. The following command displays all device devvcon on the computer. Display the status of a device by device instance ID The most reliable way to find the status of a particular device is to use the device instance ID of the device.

Display revice status of all devices on the local computer.

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Devide following command uses the DevCon Classes operation to list the device setup classes on a remote computer, Server The single quote character ‘which requests a literal search, prevents DevCon from interpreting nistall asterisk in the ID as a wildcard character.

View Devices by connection: Lists all the device setup classes on a machine. Install a device using unattended setup. The following command uses the DevCon DriverNodes command and an ID pattern to list the driver nodes of software-enumerated devices.

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Sign up using Facebook. This is my report descriptor: An at character identifies the ID as a device instance ID.


Find devices by hardware ID pattern. Display the stack for related devices on a remote computer DevCon Status Example inetall Inf file is c: When the command starts, the virtual cursor is positioned before the first filter driver.

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Display the driver stack for storage devices. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

The at character identifies the string as an device instance ID. The DevCon Stack operation returns the setup class of a device in addition to the upper and lower filter drivers.

Patterns are not valid. The following command uses the DevCon Enable operation to enable a programmable interrupt controller that had been disabled to correct a system problem. Find hardware IDs by using a pattern To find the hardware IDs of a particular device, enter the hardware ID or pattern, the compatible ID or pattern, the device instance ID or pattern, or the name of the device setup class.

Find the setup class of a device Example Replace a filter driver.