Get driver info using PowerShell

Here’s a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to determine basic driver information using PowerShell.

Question: You want to find basic driver information on Windows 8 using Windows PowerShell. How can you do this?

Answer: Use the Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet and specify the –online switch and the –all switch. This command requires admin rights and appears here:

Get-WindowsDriver -Online -all

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

The above tip was previously published in an issue of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter from TechGenix that focuses on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. Subscribe to WServerNews today by going to http://www.wservernews.com/subscribe.htm and join almost 100,000 other IT professionals around the world who read our newsletter!

Mitch Tulloch is an eleven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  Mitch is also Senior Editor of WServerNews. For more information about him see http://www.mtit.com.

 

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