VB Script to disable a device in device manager XP

Posted on 2011-09-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Does anyone know if it is possible to use just a vb script to disable a device in device manager on Win XP SP2? If so, do you have a sample to put me on the path? -Thanks
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To my knowledge, there are no WMI classes that support a similar function to the Device Manager.  You will need to use devcon:

For example, with devcon.exe copied to your System32 folder, you could run this VBScript:
strCommand = "cmd /c devcon disable *MSLOOP"
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.Run strCommand, 0, True

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With the VB script and the devcon.exe download from MS I was able to make a package and pushed it out to the systems with success. Thanks!!!..and thanks to all that responded. You guys all rock.
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Great.  Thanks for the grade.


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