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LeveL

Can you install drivers from the command line?

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I have a big problem with getting the sound driver to install in VMware

using Server 2003. I am using Bashrat the Sneaky driverpacks to solve

99% of the driver problems, but there is one simple problem, this device:

Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128D (WDM)

All I want to know is - if I get hold of the SYS and INF files to install

this device, is there any way on the command line to make it do a

silent install of this device without having to do it manually in Device

Manager?

I know what the driver files are (wdma_ens.inf and es1371mp.sys)

and and I know from "re-installing" the device in Device Manager,

this is all I need, two simple files, one INF, one SYS.

Since Windows is capable of installing device drivers with no user input

(the "OemPnPDriversPath" method in WINNT.SIF is exactly what I mean!)

then is this possible ANY other way - post-install?

I saw something on MSDN called "DPinst.exe" but I am not sure about this.

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The ever helpful MSFN community strikes again, thanks for all the suggestions.

I have already tried to install this INF file the RunDll32 132 way and it wont install.

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The ever helpful MSFN community strikes again, thanks for all the suggestions.

I have already tried to install this INF file the RunDll32 132 way and it wont install.

Try "devcon.exe". Search for it on Microsoft. Helpfull utility and probably something you looking for. With it you can force some stuff. And don't be an a** about help here. Ppl have holidays you know..

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The answer is posted here

Hard drive folder

%SystemDrive%\Drivers\Media\wdma_ens

content

*.inf

*.cat

*.sys

command script

SetupCopyOEMInf.exe %SystemDrive%\Drivers\Media\wdma_ens

RunDll32.exe Syssetup.dll,UpdatePnpDeviceDrivers

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