CM_Get_First_Log_Conf_Ex function (cfgmgr32.h)

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, this function has been deprecated. Please use CM_Get_First_Log_Conf instead.]

The CM_Get_First_Log_Conf_Ex function obtains the first logical configuration associated with a specified device instance on a local or a remote machine.


  [out, optional] PLOG_CONF plcLogConf,
  [in]            DEVINST   dnDevInst,
  [in]            ULONG     ulFlags,
  [in, optional]  HMACHINE  hMachine


[out, optional] plcLogConf

Address of a location to receive the handle to a logical configuration, or NULL. See the Remarks section.

[in] dnDevInst

Caller-supplied device instance handle that is bound to the machine handle supplied by hMachine.

[in] ulFlags

Caller-supplied flag value indicating the type of logical configuration being requested. For a list of flags, see the ulFlags description for CM_Get_First_Log_Conf.

[in, optional] hMachine

Caller-supplied machine handle to which the caller-supplied device instance handle is bound.

Note  Using this function to access remote machines is not supported beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, as this functionality has been removed.

Return value

If the operation succeeds, the function returns CR_SUCCESS. Otherwise, it returns one of the CR_-prefixed error codes defined in Cfgmgr32.h.

Note  Starting with Windows 8, CM_Get_First_Log_Conf_Ex returns CR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED when used in a Wow64 scenario. To request information about the hardware resources on a local machine it is necessary implement an architecture-native version of the application using the hardware resource APIs. For example: An AMD64 application for AMD64 systems.


Calling CM_Add_Empty_Log_Conf_Ex or CM_Free_Log_Conf_Ex can invalidate the handle obtained from a previous call to CM_Get_First_Log_Conf_Ex. Thus if you want to obtain logical configurations after calling CM_Add_Empty_Log_Conf_Ex or CM_Free_Log_Conf_Ex, your code must call CM_Get_First_Log_Conf_Ex again and start at the first configuration.

The handle received in plcLogConf must be explicitly freed by calling CM_Free_Log_Conf_Handle.

If CM_Get_First_Log_Conf_Ex is called with plcLogConf set to NULL, no handle is returned. This allows you to use the return status to determine if a configuration exists without the need to subsequently free the handle.

For information about using device instance handles that are bound to a local or a remote machine, see CM_Get_Child_Ex.

Functionality to access remote machines has been removed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 and later operating systems thus you cannot access remote machines when running on these versions of Windows.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Available in Microsoft Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows.
Target Platform Desktop
Header cfgmgr32.h (include Cfgmgr32.h)
Library Cfgmgr32.lib
DLL Cfgmgr32.dll

See also