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PowerShell check sound device

How to check whether a sound device is enabled or disabled?

How to check sound device manufacturer?

Below is a simple script to check whether sound device is disabled or enabled, it also list the manufacturer’s name and product name.

Manufacturer’s name and product name will come handy if you need to download or update driver via manufacturer’s website.

If the device has been accidentally disabled the one thing for sure no sound will be heard from the computer. This script below will check whether the device is disabled or not.

Here’s the script:


$sound_info = Get-WmiObject -class Win32_SoundDevice

foreach ($zsound_info in $sound_info) {
     "Sound Device Manufacturer is: " + $zsound_info.Manufacturer
     "Sound Device Product Name is: " + $zsound_info.ProductName    

     if ($sound_status -eq "3") {
     Write-Output "Device logical state is: Enabled"
     elseif ($sound_status -eq "4") {
     Write-Output "Device logical state is: Disabled"
     elseif ($sound_status -eq "5") {
     Write-Output "Sorry can't access sound device property."
     Write-Output "Check for further errors if sound device is not working."


So if need to update the sound driver but doesn't know the manufacturer, above command will come in handy to browse the web and look for updated drivers.

Sample output:

Sound Device Manufacturer is: Intel(R) Corporation
Sound Device Product Name is: Intel(R) Display Audio
Device logical state is: Enabled
Sound Device Manufacturer is: Realtek
Sound Device Product Name is: Realtek High Definition Audio
Device logical state is: Enabled

Open PowerShell ISE and run the commands below:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_sounddevice | ft -AutoSize

Sample result:

Intel(R) Corporation   
EPSON Projector ENP Audio Device
EPSON Projector MPP Audio Device
Realtek High Definition Audio 
Intel(R) Corporation    Intel(R) Display Audio

Status               StatusInfo
OK                      3
OK                      3
OK                      3
OK                      3

 Cheers..Till next time..


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