CM_Set_DevNode_Problem_Ex function (cfgmgr32.h)

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

The CM_Set_DevNode_Problem_Ex function sets a problem code for a device that is installed in a local or a remote machine.


CMAPI CONFIGRET CM_Set_DevNode_Problem_Ex(
  [in]           DEVINST  dnDevInst,
  [in]           ULONG    ulProblem,
  [in]           ULONG    ulFlags,
  [in, optional] HMACHINE hMachine


[in] dnDevInst

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

[in] ulProblem

Supplies a problem code, which is zero or one of the CM_PROB_Xxx flags that are described in Device Manager Error Messages. A value of zero indicates that a problem code is not set for the device.

[in] ulFlags

Must be set to zero.

[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, the function returns one of the CR_-prefixed error codes that are defined in Cfgmgr32.h.


Use this function to set a problem code for a device that is installed in a local or a remote machine. You can also use the following functions to set a device's problem code and to obtain the problem code set for the device:

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.


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