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Stop hardware device from command line

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Hello,

I want to stop and start a hardware driver from the command line, in a AT job.

The hardware device is "USBSTOR", which is a small USB card reader.

The reason why is that, when I leave the office at night, I often forget to unplug it, and it takes 4 drive letters on my computer.  Because of this, another AT job (which compacts access databases automatically, updates them and copy them on the network) won't run properly because of a lack of drive letter to connect a network share to.

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You should be able to that using devcon:

FILE: DevCon Command Line Utility Alternative to Device Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=311272

But why don't you simply use UNC paths in the backup job instead of mapped drives?
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Because of low levels command tools in the at batch file that don't support the use of unc paths.

Thanks for the solution, it was exactly what I needed!
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