• File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnPUnattend.exe
  • Description: PnP unattend action


Type Hash
MD5 0D59F86783F58CFCE0B051B2F689B2A1
SHA1 2FFC4AF7B748E7415E92F56F009F870AB4796E23
SHA256 AF11D70BE2DA461C4C4DFCC085B2EAC0A736E630F6E84FB508661FB904D71730
SHA384 432A728C38B92BD3C475927CDF21F4565F242CAD94786A210FDB9FEE3944A3BF0D23C43D2EB7518C680D5709B43502A0
SHA512 9E84E33DD696F86520208289874DDC8AE007D25F1995E980C2AE9ADDDF81F2AD9B582F5C6B3556B70A8A4D340FA5E64237EDF4BB50DC0DBE3F4891A573CF6354
SSDEEP 1536:fIRknmzWcT7uJOL5SF1w8MnN3QkqlMIE:6gmWJaD8MNpUM5

Runtime Data

Usage (stdout):

AuditSystem, Unattend online driver install 

   PnPUnattend.exe [auditSystem | /help /? /h] [/s] [/L]
       auditSystem   Online driver install.
       /help /? /h    This help.
       /s             Search without installing.
       /L             Print Logging information to the command line.


  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 330000023241FB59996DCC4DFF000000000232
  • Thumbprint: FF82BC38E1DA5E596DF374C53E3617F7EDA36B06
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Windows, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: PnPUnattend.exe.mui
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.18362.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.18362.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Additional Info*

*The information below is copied from MicrosoftDocs, which is maintained by Microsoft. Available under CC BY 4.0 license.


Audits a computer for device drivers, and perform unattended driver installations, or search for drivers without installing and, optionally, report the results to the command line. Use this command to specify the installation of specific drivers for specific hardware devices.


Preliminary preparation is required for older versions of the Windows operating system. Prior to using this command, you must complete the following tasks:

  1. Create a directory for the drivers you want to install. For example, create a folder at C:\Drivers\Video for video adapter drivers.

  2. Download and extract the driver package for your device. Copy the contents of the subfolder that contains the INF file for your version of the operating system and any subfolders to the video folder that you created. For example, copy the video driver files to C:\Drivers\Video.

  3. Add a system environment path variable to the folder you created in step 1.For example, C:\Drivers\Video.

  4. Create the following registry key, and then for the DriverPaths key you create, set the Value Data to 1.

  5. For Windows® 7 navigate the registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\, and then create the keys: UnattendSettings\PnPUnattend\DriverPaths\


PnPUnattend.exe auditsystem [/help] [/?] [/h] [/s] [/l]


Parameter Description
auditsystem Specifies online driver install.<p>Required, except when this command is run with either the /help or /? parameters.
/s Optional. Specifies to search for drivers without installing.
/l Optional. Specifies to display the log information for this command in the command prompt.
/? | /help Optional. Displays help for this command at the command prompt.


To command shows how to use the PNPUnattend.exe to audit a computer for possible driver updates, and then report the findings to the command prompt, type:

pnpunattend auditsystem /s /l

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