Install function (Installer DLL)
Installs the driver and helper DLLs into the system
BOOL __stdcall InstallA(
const char* CabFileName,
const char* ProductName,
const char * PathToInstall,
BOOL __stdcall InstallW( const unsigned short* CabFileName, const unsigned short* ProductName, const wchar_t * PathToInstall, bool SupportPnP, DWORD ModulesToInstall, DWORD *RebootNeeded);
TRUE / true if the function succeeded or FALSE / false if the function failed.
Use this function to install the driver and helper DLLs to the system. ProductName is used to distinguish between installations of the package made by different applications and to prevent the situation when the package is installed by two applications and further deinstallation of one of them removes the package.
Use ModulesToInstall parameter to specify, what exactly modules (eg. the driver, Notifier DLL, Network Redirector DLL) must be installed to the system.
The CAB file must be kept on the target system OR it must be available from elsewhere. It is needed to uninstall the drivers and Helper DLLs from the system.
SupportPnP parameter specifies if the PnP driver is installed. PnP driver is used to create storages of type PnP. Such storages are visible as a disk device in device manager, and also the system treats such storages differently for pure virtual devices. If you need to change the mode from old-styled to PnP, you will need to re-install the drivers.
NOTE: you must NOT uninstall the driver and helper DLLs, if you upgrade the installation. In other words, use only Install method to refresh the driver and helper DLLs on the target system.
Read more about installing and uninstalling the drivers.
If an error happens, this method returns FALSE and puts additional information to Windows system log as described here.