Add new HW Wizard - how to auto install a nonPnp Device

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Mario Dambauer, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Hi all..

    I have a Nokia30 GPRS Modem which has no Pnp. So when I plug in the modem,
    it is not detected by add new hardware wizard.
    To install the modem I do the following:
    1) start HW Wizard
    2) select Yes, HW is alreday connected
    3) Add a new HW Device
    4) install from a list
    5) Modems
    6) dont detect my modem, I will select it from a list
    7) Then I select the modem and define a COM port.

    now the modem works.

    But I have the install the modem at 100+PC's, so I want to automate the
    install process!

    Is there any way per script or code to do the same as I described
    automatically?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mario
     
    Mario Dambauer, Feb 3, 2004
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  2. Buy the PnP-compatible GPRS modems :) Ericsson 520 is fine and cheap, for
    instance.

    When the question is about equipping 100 machines, changing the vendor can
    make sense.
     
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Feb 3, 2004
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  3. DevCon is not going to work for Modem class devices -- reason being that
    Modem class devices need to register a "com" port for their use and hence
    are different than general installation methods.

    Look at KB304294 (
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q304294 )

    The sample is a modified version of "Install" sample, and the idea is very
    simple. Give it a try...

    -Rohit
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Rohit Raina [MS], Feb 4, 2004
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  4. Thanks, i'll give that a try.
    Look good *grin*

    Best Regards,
    Mario
     
    Mario Dambauer, Feb 4, 2004
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