If you need to perform enumeration of a SysPrep driver store, this is the program for you. If that sentence makes little sense, you can safely skip this application. SysPrep Driver Scanner's very basic button and display interface rightly assumes users require no hand-holding. A command line option contains the same functionality as the GUI interface.
Discovering directories that contain select driver types is greatly simplified with this tool. Copying the list of directories to your Windows Registry is a one-step process. The program includes no help on screen, but the publisher has extensive online documentation. That site also includes methods to use this application to support the Microsoft System Preparation Tool.
We wished there had been a hot key or button to open the Registry to the proper entry, but SysPrep Driver Scanner's simple direct methods simply work. System administrators who use the Microsoft System Preparation Tool will find this freeware helps reduce their workload.
With the SysPrep Driver Scanner (SpDrvScn) you can very easily enumerate drivers for use with Microsoft's System Preparation Tool instead of manually entering data into the sysprep.inf's OEMPnPDriversPath on Windows XP, or by using the cumbersome System Image Manager on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 2008 and 2012. This tool works with all versions of Windows from XP to current and you can either use a graphical user interface (GUI) or execute it with command line parameters for use from a batch script.
The layout of the program is fairly straightforward and all you need to provide it a starting folder path and when told to it will recursively search directories for system device drivers starting from that path, and then these entries will be saved into the registry's DevicePath
Version 2.0 was a complete rewrite that now includes support for both 32bit and 64bit Windows in a single executable and now has additional support for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1.
What's new in this version:
- Faster registry access when jumping to registry location via the help menu.
- Works better with UAC elevation.