Device Management and Installation

Atualizado: janeiro de 2008

Aplica-se a: Windows Server 2008

Device Management and Installation is a group of technologies that support the installation of hardware devices and the device driver software that enables them to communicate with Windows. Features in Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008 give administrators the ability to control the devices that can be installed on the computers they manage.

The documentation available or planned for Device Management and Installation includes the following.

Product Help

Device Manager Help File

This document is included with the operating system.

The DevMgr.chm file is installed with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It is displayed when you request help from the Device Manager tool that is included with the operating system.

Product Evaluation

Step-By-Step Guide to Controlling Device Installation and Usage with Group Policy

By using the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems, administrators can determine which devices can be installed on computers they manage. The guide summarizes the device installation process and demonstrates several techniques for controlling the installation and usage of devices on managed computers.

Step-by-Step Guide to Device Driver Signing and Staging

By using device driver signing and staging in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista you can increase the security of your computers by enabling users to install only those device drivers that you approve. This guide describes how to sign and securely stage driver packages on a computer in a manner that enables a user to install the package without requiring administrative credentials.

Management and Operations

Device Management and Installation Operations Guide

This guide provides information for administering devices and their drivers in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It includes procedures for completing common tasks related to installing and configuring devices.

Technical Reference

Device Management and Installation Technical Reference

This document is not yet published.

This guide provides technical reference information for Device Management and Installation in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It includes conceptual information, and references for the various tools, registry entries, Group Policy settings, WMI classes and network ports that are used by the device management components in Windows.


Device Management and Installation Troubleshooting Guide

This guide provides troubleshooting information for device management and installation in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It can help you identify and resolve problems that may be related to installing and managing your hardware devices and the drivers they use.

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