Install a device using unattended setup The following example shows how to install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter during an unattended installation of Microsoft Windows XP. Floppy disk drive Driver is running. Add a filter driver to a setup class Example The proxy is required for accepting output reports from clients, because mouses are opened exclusively by the Windows kernel. The following commands find the setup class of the printer port interface by finding its device instance ID and then using the device instance ID to find its setup class. The command uses the at character to indicate that the phrase is in the device instance ID. DevCon uses the standard ExitWindowsEx function to reboot.

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Note Before using an ID pattern to disable a device, determine which devices will be affected. List resources of device on a remote computer by ID. Lists all the device setup classes on a machine.

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The system selects the most appropriate driver from the INF file based on the hardware ID of the device. These commands both work for a remote machine.

The following command uses the device instance ID of the remote system timer in the DevCon resources command. Add a filter driver to a setup class. The services for a device can include a set of PnP drivers a function driver and any upper and lower filter drivers. You may also leave feedback directly on GitHub.


The following command uses the DevCon ListClass operation to list the devices in Net, the device setup class for network adapters. The following commands find the setup class of the printer port devcpn by finding its device instance ID and then using the device instance ID to find its setup class.

In response, DevCon shows the new class filter configuration for the DiskDrive class. You can use DevCon to enable, disable, install, configure, and remove devices. The following command uses the DevCon DriverFiles operation to search for the device driver that the mouse device on the local computer uses.

Using the DevCon Tool to Install a Driver Package

Edvcon response, DevCon displays the device instance ID of the device and explains that you must reboot the system to enable the device. Find and find all devices in a setup class. As a result, devics success message for the DevCon Install operation reports that DevCon has created the device node and that it has updated the drivers for the device. You can respond by rebooting the system, either manually, or by using the DevCon Reboot operation.

Delete a hardware ID from all legacy devices on a remote computer.

Disables a device or devices that match the input hardware or instance ID. Feedback We’d love to hear your thoughts. The user assumes that drvice pattern appears in one of the device identifiers.

Device Console (DevCon.exe) Examples

In the command, each ID is separated from the others by spaces. List resources of a class of devices.

The resulting display lists the devices in the Net class and includes the device instance ID, hardware IDs, and compatible IDs of devices in the class. The DevCon source code is also available so that you can examine the methods that DevCon uses to retrieve and change setup and configuration data. Terminal Server Mouse Driver Driver installed from c: You can also use the following command to add the MyFilter driver and to place it between PartMgr and Disklog.


Disable devices by an ID pattern. The following list shows the filter drivers for the DiskDrive class before the command is submitted.

To install this device during an unattended setup, begin by adding the following files to a floppy disk: The Resources Feature allows the user to list hardware resources of a device that matches the specified hardware or instance ID on either the local or remote machine.

The following command uses the DevCon Stack operation to search for devices in the Volume setup class and display the expected driver stack for those devices. Legacy Audio Drivers DriverNode 0: Scan the computer for edvcon devices DevCon Restart Example If any step of the DevCon Install operation fails, DevCon displays a failure message and does not proceed with the driver installation.