PowerShell tip: Determining basic driver information

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 25 Sept. 2013 / Last Updated on 25 Sept. 2013]

A tip on how to determine basic driver information 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

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

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.

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Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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