Unattended (or cmdline) audio driver install
Posted on 1997-05-29
I have to setup many NT workstations unattended. I have no
problem with the video drivers, network drivers ... even those that don't support unattended installation: I successfully modified their oemsetup.inf.
ONE PROBLEM REMAINS: audio drivers.
I know the unattended setup doesn't support them. I used the sysdiff tool to install them by removing the ENUM line in the sysdiff.ini, but I don't think it's a good method because the generated inf file SIMPLY REPLACES the ENUM\HTREE\ROOT key by the value found while I launched the SYSDIFF, instead of adding the necessary LEGACY_DRIVER at the end of the value.
A solution might be to call the installer from the mmsys.cpl via command line parameters but I did not succeed.
I found that calling
RUNDLL32 SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,4 launches the right applet, but that's all.
I also found a MediaClassInstaller function in mmsys.cpl, but I couldn't run it. I tried
RUNDLL32 MMSYS.CPL MediaClassInstaller Path\.inf InfOption
but it didn't work.
If anyone has a solution to install an audio driver via the command line, I would be very happy to hear from you.