(what is this box?)
There are two main sources one can use to obtain Device Console utility (DevCon.exe). To find out what DevCon.exe is please read How to Manage Device Drivers with Command Line.
This is the recommended option.
"%SystemRoot%\System32\msiexec.exe" /a "D:\WDK\setuptools_x64fre.msi" targetdir="%temp%"
Microsoft Support Knowledge Base article 311272 “The DevCon command-line utility functions as an alternative to Device Manager” contains direct download link.. This option is not recommended because:
Why not just update KB311272!!! Really annoying that 64-bit version is not easily downloadable but thanks for the article - now I know why it does not work!
I agree with Steve6375. This is absolutely silly!
Add tag for command line
Quit understandable to download and extract a 600+ MB ISO for a 600+KB exe file )-;
I have Win7 x64 but I still cannot query remote Win7 machines. I can only query locally or Windows XP or Server 2003. I followed the instructions above. I'm running the command prompt as administrator. Please help!
Well, +1 with everyone else - 600mb file for a 80k file seems a little insane.
For what it's worth I've uploaded a copy devcon AMD64 extracted from the Windows Driver Kit 7.1.0: dl.dropbox.com/.../devcon-7600.16385.win7_wdk.100208-1538-x64.zip
Yeah, I know, downloading an .exe from some random person on the Internet would generally seem like a bad idea, and I probably wouldn't use it in your position -- but if you feel like rolling the dice the link is there. For what it's worth, I give my personal assurance that it's legit :)
size (extracted): 81,920 bytes
Thank you Alan. I can verify that the download you provided is legitimate. I scanned it with AVG as soon as I downloaded it and it came up clean. I have also run it and verified that it works as expected.
The devcon version included in his upload is 6.1.7600.16385. And just to clarify, the md5 and sha1 checksums provided are for the extracted devcon.exe file. The download is a zip file including both the devcon.exe file and the license.rtf file.
Checksums for the zip file itself:
I downloaded this devcon zip but when I ran "devcon rescan" it fails. Do I need anything else that comes with WDK?