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


Type Hash
MD5 BAC624F5A2F5DF9A6E0378E56919A136
SHA1 B469B9367B6C6BCAF8EEF98FFEF8276B592944C4
SHA256 A4F8C322FDB17B22770AEE031C3DDC1068273B301385C36FF6564DD8EB65F683
SHA384 51F27CE9E1BA1E35EF5E2C02E56A75496F7FE7AD74A303D9CA686B88226548CF11900DBEACF4993794BB60A9307CC254
SHA512 70B187A59412D69FF132AA849E9B62D7D70AB60C0FBEA4CE63B4BDD8681268E8BCC6BAF23FC5434E7EE5C596E6BBCF671E94E99A22F3090606A74EAB6FC486DA
SSDEEP 1536:Sq1QkrarDO/SL7bUVmaQ3t4yJaURvnAIhiHtTcPOJvY:xTrau/67gVAhaUlhmtTc2RY


  • Status: The file C:\windows\system32\PnPUnattend.exe is not digitally signed. You cannot run this script on the current system. For more information about running scripts and setting execution policy, see about_Execution_Policies at
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File Metadata

  • Original Filename: PnPUnattend.exe.mui
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
  • Product Version: 6.3.9600.16384
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Additional Info*

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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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