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Enabling a Device without using device manager

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Hi All,

I wanted to create an alternative toolset that grants you the ability to control several components in one GUI.

One of things I wanted to add is the ability to enable/disable devices like "device manager". Is there any way to do it directly, without opening the device manager?

Thank you very much in advance!

 

 

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Look here:
https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/User_Defined_Functions#Hardware

for: Device Management (by weaponx)

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actually the files are available one post after (post #54).

also, have you looked into DevCon?

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Thanks mLipok and Orbs!

I looked at DevCon but it requires a separate installation that I wanted to avoid. 

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Just a clarification, DevCon does not require installation on your target PCs. You have to install the Windows DDK in order to get the tools you want, but you can do this on a virtual machine and then later revert.

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Hi, Sorry for re-opening the issue.

I have tried devcon, works great but it requires admin privileges which I can't have when the users execute my script.

DeviceAPI is really nice and it retrieves all of the information needed but I didn't manage to understand how to enable/disable devices with it.

If there's any solution I will be glad to know. Thank you very much for all the kind assistance. 

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You can always do a RunAs for DevCon if that is acceptable for your security environment. 

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I'm pretty sure that you'd need admin credentials to disable a device regardless of what program you use to do it.


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Hello. To disable a device using  DeviceAPI you need to have admin privileges. Device manager does not ask for admin rights because it  can run elevated without a UAC prompt due is windows Legitimate executable. 

 

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On 9/1/2016 at 9:32 AM, Danyfirex said:

 it  can run elevated without a UAC prompt due is windows Legitimate executable. 

Yes, devmgr can run without being elevated (similaly so can Task Manager), but (it should) present a warning stating so and won't allow any device changes...at least in my experience with it. 
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https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754081(v=ws.11).aspx

" ...only members of the Administrators group can make changes to the devices. "

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@spudw2k thank you for talking  about. I used to be Admin most of time.

 

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1 hour ago, Danyfirex said:

I used to be Admin most of time.

I think most people are used to it, but in environments (AD Domains for example) where user's don't have Admin rights it's something to be aware of, particularly if deploying/executing a script is involved.

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Thanks everyone. I am trying to use setupapi.dll directly... As I currently understand it using it will not require Admin privileges. Please, Correct me if I'm wrong :)

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You will need to use #RequiereAdmin. If you still want to use setupapi.dll, probably I can help you to write the code.

 

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