View hidden devices

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To view hidden devices

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. On the View menu, click Show hidden devices.


  • To open Device Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and then click Device Manager.

  • If you no longer want to view hidden devices, click Show hidden devices to remove the check mark.

  • Hidden devices include non-Plug and Play devices (devices with earlier Windows device drivers).

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


View devices and resource settings
View information about a device driver
View the status of a device
Change resource settings for a device
Working with MMC console files
Using the runas command with MMC