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Get-WindowsDriver

Published: March 30, 2012

Updated: September 30, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Get-WindowsDriver

Displays information about drivers in a Windows image.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Offline
Get-WindowsDriver -Path <String> [-All] [-Driver <String> ] [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-SystemDrive <String> ] [-WindowsDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Online
Get-WindowsDriver -Online [-All] [-Driver <String> ] [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-SystemDrive <String> ] [-WindowsDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

Displays information about driver packages in the online or offline Windows image. You can display basic information about all of the drivers in an image, or display detailed information about a specific driver.

Parameters

-All

Displays information about default drivers. If you don't use the -All parameter, only third-party drivers and listed.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Driver<String>

Specifies the .inf file or folder containing the .inf files of the drivers you want detailed information about. When you specify a folder, .inf files that are not valid driver packages are ignored.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogLevel<LogLevel>

Specifies the maximum output level shown in the logs. The default log level is 3. The accepted values are as follows:1 = Errors only2 = Errors and warnings3 = Errors, warnings, and information4 = All of the information listed previously, plus debug output


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogPath<String>

Specifies the full path and file name to log to. If not set, the default is %WINDIR%\Logs\Dism\dism.log.In Windows PE, the default directory is the RAMDISK scratch space which can be as low as 32 MB. The log file will automatically be archived. The archived log file will be saved with .bak appended to the file name and a new log file will be generated. Each time the log file is archived the .bak file will be overwritten. When using a network share that is not joined to a domain, use the net use command together with domain credentials to set access permissions before you set the log path for the DISM log.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Online

Specifies that the action is to be taken on the operating system that is currently running on the local computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Path<String>

Specifies the full path to the root directory of the offline Windows image that you will service. If the directory named Windows is not a subdirectory of the root directory, -WindowsDirectory must be specified.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ScratchDirectory<String>

Specifies a temporary directory that will be used when extracting files for use during servicing. The directory must exist locally. If not specified, the \Windows\%Temp% directory will be used, with a subdirectory name of a randomly generated hexadecimal value for each run of DISM. Items in the scratch directory are deleted after each operation. You should not use a network share location as a scratch directory to expand a package (.cab or .msu file) for installation. The directory used for extracting files for temporary usage during servicing should be a local directory.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SystemDrive<String>

Specifies the path to the location of the BootMgr files. This is necessary only when the BootMgr files are located on a partition other than the one that you are running the command from. Use -SystemDrive to service an installed Windows image from a Windows PE environment.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WindowsDirectory<String>

Specifies the path to the Windows directory relative to the image path. This cannot be the full path to the Windows directory; it should be a relative path. If not specified, the default is the Windows directory in the root of the offline image directory.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • System.String[]
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.BasicDriverObject
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.AdvancedDriverObject

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

This command gets all of the drivers in an online Windows image.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsDriver –Online -All

EXAMPLE 2

This command gets the 3rd party drivers in a mounted Windows image.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsDriver –Path c:\offline

EXAMPLE 3

This command gets detailed information about the OEM1.inf driver in a mounted Windows image.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsDriver –Path c:\offline –Driver OEM1.inf

EXAMPLE 4

This command gets detailed information about the Usb.inf driver in a mounted Windows image.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsDriver –Path c:\offline –Driver c:\drivers\Usb\Usb.inf

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