CM_Get_Parent_Ex function

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, this function has been deprecated. Please use CM_Get_Parent instead.]

The CM_Get_Parent_Ex function obtains a device instance handle to the parent node of a specified device node (devnode) in a local or a remote machine's device tree.

Syntax

CMAPI CONFIGRET CM_Get_Parent_Ex(
  PDEVINST pdnDevInst,
  DEVINST  dnDevInst,
  ULONG    ulFlags,
  HMACHINE hMachine
);

Parameters

pdnDevInst

Caller-supplied pointer to the device instance handle to the parent node that this function retrieves. The retrieved handle is bound to the machine handle specified by hMachine.

dnDevInst

Caller-supplied device instance handle that is bound to the machine handle specified by hMachine.

ulFlags

Not used, must be zero.

hMachine

Caller-supplied machine handle to which the caller-supplied device instance handle is bound.

Note  Using this function to access remote machines is not supported beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, as this functionality has been removed.
 

Return Value

If the operation succeeds, the function returns CR_SUCCESS. Otherwise, it returns one of the CR_-prefixed error codes defined in Cfgmgr32.h.

Remarks

For information about using device instance handles that are bound to a local or a remote machine, see CM_Get_Child_Ex.

Functionality to access remote machines has been removed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 and later operating systems thus you cannot access remote machines when running on these versions of Windows.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Available in Microsoft Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows.
Target Platform Desktop
Header cfgmgr32.h (include Cfgmgr32.h)
Library Cfgmgr32.lib
DLL Cfgmgr32.dll

See Also

CM_Get_Child_Ex

CM_Get_Parent