Get-WindowsDriver

Displays information about drivers in a Windows image.

Syntax

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

Description

The Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet 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.

Examples

Example 1: Gets all drivers in an online image

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

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

Example 2: Gets third-party drivers in a mounted image

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

This command gets the third-party drivers in a mounted Windows image.

Example 3: Get details about a driver in a mounted image

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

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

Example 4: Get details about a driver in a specified location in a mounted image

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

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

Required Parameters

-Online

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

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.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-All

Displays information about default drivers. If you do not specify this parameter, only third-party drivers and listed.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Driver

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.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LogLevel

Specifies the maximum output level shown in the logs. The default log level is 3. The accepted values are as follows:

  • 1 = Errors only
  • 2 = Errors and warnings
  • 3 = Errors, warnings, and information
  • 4 = All of the information listed previously, plus debug output
Type:LogLevel
Aliases:LL
Parameter Sets:Errors, Warnings, WarningsInfo
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LogPath

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.

Type:String
Aliases:LP
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ScratchDirectory

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.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SystemDrive

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.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WindowsDirectory

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.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.String[]

Inputs

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject

Outputs

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.BasicDriverObject

Outputs

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.AdvancedDriverObject