We are trying to intsall the device drivers for a card reader (.inf, .sys, .cat), the goal being push the package with AD (assigned to computer), the wrapped up drivers go to the right place, plug in reader (USB), logon and go. If some interaction is necessary it would be okay.

We have tried placing the drivers is System 32, the drivers folder and creating a WINNT\ExtDrv folder, but we still have to go through add hardware wizard after pc detects the device.

If anybody could add some advice to this endeavor it would be greatly appreciated.[:)]

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Hi Njaneardude,

I have in the past used Devcon (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q311272) with great success, it takes a while to get the hang of it but once you do its a great tool for automatically installing device drivers. I just use it in a custom action in my MSI's.

MSIMaker has previously referred to https://adelie.ucs.ed.ac.uk/dstwiki/index.php/device%20drivers but I've never used these methods so I can't vouch for them...

Hope this helps somewhat

Paul
Answered 11/02/2004 by: plangton
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GREAT INFO!!! I'll post the results as soon as I can.

Thanks again,

njaneardude
Answered 11/02/2004 by: njaneardude
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I use that method nearly every week to install all forms of hardware and it works perfectly.
Answered 11/05/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Thanks for all the help! We spent so much time on this we just dropped the drivers is Sys 32 and went for it [&:]

~n
Answered 11/06/2004 by: njaneardude
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Just to update, I used the methods in https://adelie.ucs.ed.ac.uk/dstwiki/index.php/device%20drivers and also found them to work flawlessly. Thanks Jim, much neater than using devcon.
Answered 11/07/2004 by: plangton
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