System-Defined Device Setup Classes Available to Vendors

The following classes and GUIDs are defined by the operating system. Unless otherwise noted, these classes and GUIDs can be used to install devices (or drivers) on Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows:

Battery Devices
Class = Battery
ClassGuid = {72631e54-78a4-11d0-bcf7-00aa00b7b32a}

This class includes battery devices and UPS devices.

Biometric Device
Class = Biometric
ClassGuid = {53D29EF7-377C-4D14-864B-EB3A85769359}

(Windows Server 2003 and later versions of Windows) This class includes all biometric-based personal identification devices.

Bluetooth Devices
Class = Bluetooth
ClassGuid = {e0cbf06c-cd8b-4647-bb8a-263b43f0f974}

(Windows XP SP1 and later versions of Windows) This class includes all Bluetooth devices.

CD-ROM Drives
Class = CDROM
ClassGuid = {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes CD-ROM drives, including SCSI CD-ROM drives. By default, the system's CD-ROM class installer also installs a system-supplied CD audio driver and CD-ROM changer driver as Plug and Play filters.

Disk Drives
Class = DiskDrive
ClassGuid = {4d36e967-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes hard disk drives. See also the HDC and SCSIAdapter classes.

Display Adapters
Class = Display
ClassGuid = {4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes video adapters. Drivers for this class include display drivers and video miniport drivers.

Floppy Disk Controllers
Class = FDC
ClassGuid = {4d36e969-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes floppy disk drive controllers.

Floppy Disk Drives
Class = FloppyDisk
ClassGuid= {4d36e980-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes floppy disk drives.

Hard Disk Controllers
Class = HDC
ClassGuid = {4d36e96a-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes hard disk controllers, including ATA/ATAPI controllers but not SCSI and RAID disk controllers.

Human Interface Devices (HID)
Class = HIDClass
ClassGuid = {745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da}

This class includes interactive input devices that are operated by the system-supplied HID class driver. This includes USB devices that comply with the USB HID Standard and non-USB devices that use a HID minidriver. For more information, see HIDClass Device Setup Class. (See also the Keyboard or Mouse classes later in this list.)

IEEE 1284.4 Devices
Class = Dot4
ClassGuid = {48721b56-6795-11d2-b1a8-0080c72e74a2}

This class includes devices that control the operation of multifunction IEEE 1284.4 peripheral devices.

IEEE 1284.4 Print Functions
Class = Dot4Print
ClassGuid = {49ce6ac8-6f86-11d2-b1e5-0080c72e74a2}

This class includes Dot4 print functions. A Dot4 print function is a function on a Dot4 device and has a single child device, which is a member of the Printer device setup class.

IEEE 1394 Devices That Support the 61883 Protocol
Class = 61883
ClassGuid = {7ebefbc0-3200-11d2-b4c2-00a0C9697d07}

This class includes IEEE 1394 devices that support the IEC-61883 protocol device class.

The 61883 component includes the 61883.sys protocol driver that transmits various audio and video data streams over the 1394 bus. These currently include standard/high/low quality DV, MPEG2, DSS, and Audio. These data streams are defined by the IEC-61883 specifications.

IEEE 1394 Devices That Support the AVC Protocol
Class = AVC
ClassGuid = {c06ff265-ae09-48f0-812c-16753d7cba83}

This class includes IEEE 1394 devices that support the AVC protocol device class.

IEEE 1394 Devices That Support the SBP2 Protocol
Class = SBP2
ClassGuid = {d48179be-ec20-11d1-b6b8-00c04fa372a7}

This class includes IEEE 1394 devices that support the SBP2 protocol device class.

IEEE 1394 Host Bus Controller
Class = 1394
ClassGuid = {6bdd1fc1-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}

This class includes 1394 host controllers connected on a PCI bus, but not 1394 peripherals. Drivers for this class are system-supplied.

Imaging Device
Class = Image
ClassGuid = {6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}

This class includes still-image capture devices, digital cameras, and scanners.

IrDA Devices
Class = Infrared
ClassGuid = {6bdd1fc5-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}

This class includes infrared devices. Drivers for this class include Serial-IR and Fast-IR NDIS miniports, but see also the Network Adapter class for other NDIS network adapter miniports.

Keyboard
Class = Keyboard
ClassGuid = {4d36e96b-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes all keyboards. That is, it must also be specified in the (secondary) INF for an enumerated child HID keyboard device.

Media Changers
Class = MediumChanger
ClassGuid = {ce5939ae-ebde-11d0-b181-0000f8753ec4}

This class includes SCSI media changer devices.

Memory Technology Driver
Class = MTD
ClassGuid = {4d36e970-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes memory devices, such as flash memory cards.

Modem
Class = Modem
ClassGuid = {4d36e96d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes modem devices. An INF file for a device of this class specifies the features and configuration of the device and stores this information in the registry. An INF file for a device of this class can also be used to install device drivers for a controllerless modem or a software modem. These devices split the functionality between the modem device and the device driver. For more information about modem INF files and Microsoft Windows Driver Model (WDM) modem devices, see Overview of Modem INF Files and Adding WDM Modem Support.

Monitor
Class = Monitor
ClassGuid = {4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes display monitors. An INF for a device of this class installs no device driver(s), but instead specifies the features of a particular monitor to be stored in the registry for use by drivers of video adapters. (Monitors are enumerated as the child devices of display adapters.)

Mouse
Class = Mouse
ClassGuid = {4d36e96f-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes all mouse devices and other kinds of pointing devices, such as trackballs. That is, this class must also be specified in the (secondary) INF for an enumerated child HID mouse device.

Multifunction Devices
Class = Multifunction
ClassGuid = {4d36e971-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes combo cards, such as a PCMCIA modem and netcard adapter. The driver for such a Plug and Play multifunction device is installed under this class and enumerates the modem and netcard separately as its child devices.

Multimedia
Class = Media
ClassGuid = {4d36e96c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes Audio and DVD multimedia devices, joystick ports, and full-motion video capture devices.

Multiport Serial Adapters
Class = MultiportSerial
ClassGuid = {50906cb8-ba12-11d1-bf5d-0000f805f530}

This class includes intelligent multiport serial cards, but not peripheral devices that connect to its ports. It does not include unintelligent (16550-type) multiport serial controllers or single-port serial controllers (see the Ports class).

Network Adapter
Class = Net
ClassGuid = {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes NDIS miniport drivers excluding Fast-IR miniport drivers, NDIS intermediate drivers (of virtual adapters), and CoNDIS MCM miniport drivers.

Network Client
Class = NetClient
ClassGuid = {4d36e973-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes network and/or print providers.

Note  NetClient components are deprecated in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and later.

Network Service
Class = NetService
ClassGuid = {4d36e974-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes network services, such as redirectors and servers.

Network Transport
Class = NetTrans
ClassGuid = {4d36e975-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes NDIS protocols CoNDIS stand-alone call managers, and CoNDIS clients, in addition to higher level drivers in transport stacks.

PCI SSL Accelerator
Class = SecurityAccelerator
ClassGuid = {268c95a1-edfe-11d3-95c3-0010dc4050a5}

This class includes devices that accelerate secure socket layer (SSL) cryptographic processing.

PCMCIA Adapters
Class = PCMCIA
ClassGuid = {4d36e977-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes PCMCIA and CardBus host controllers, but not PCMCIA or CardBus peripherals. Drivers for this class are system-supplied.

Ports (COM & LPT ports)
Class = Ports
ClassGuid = {4d36e978-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes serial and parallel port devices. See also the MultiportSerial class.

Printers
Class = Printer
ClassGuid = {4d36e979-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes printers.

Printers, Bus-specific class drivers
Class = PNPPrinters
ClassGuid = {4658ee7e-f050-11d1-b6bd-00c04fa372a7}

This class includes SCSI/1394-enumerated printers. Drivers for this class provide printer communication for a specific bus.

Processors
Class = Processor
ClassGuid = {50127dc3-0f36-415e-a6cc-4cb3be910b65}

This class includes processor types.

SCSI and RAID Controllers
Class = SCSIAdapter
ClassGuid = {4d36e97b-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes SCSI HBAs (Host Bus Adapters) and disk-array controllers.

Sensors
Class = Sensor
ClassGuid = {5175d334-c371-4806-b3ba-71fd53c9258d}

(Windows 7 and later versions of Windows) This class includes sensor and location devices, such as GPS devices.

Smart Card Readers
Class = SmartCardReader
ClassGuid = {50dd5230-ba8a-11d1-bf5d-0000f805f530}

This class includes smart card readers.

Storage Volumes
Class = Volume
ClassGuid = {71a27cdd-812a-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}

This class includes storage volumes as defined by the system-supplied logical volume manager and class drivers that create device objects to represent storage volumes, such as the system disk class driver.

System Devices
Class = System
ClassGuid = {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

This class includes HALs, system buses, system bridges, the system ACPI driver, and the system volume manager driver.

Tape Drives
Class = TapeDrive
ClassGuid = {6d807884-7d21-11cf-801c-08002be10318}

This class includes tape drives, including all tape miniclass drivers.

USB Device
Class = USBDevice
ClassGuid = {88BAE032-5A81-49f0-BC3D-A4FF138216D6}

USBDevice includes all USB devices that do not belong to another class. This class is not used for USB host controllers and hubs.

Windows CE USB ActiveSync Devices
Class = WCEUSBS
ClassGuid = {25dbce51-6c8f-4a72-8a6d-b54c2b4fc835}

This class includes Windows CE ActiveSync devices.

The WCEUSBS setup class supports communication between a personal computer and a device that is compatible with the Windows CE ActiveSync driver (generally, PocketPC devices) over USB.

Windows Portable Devices (WPD)
Class = WPD
ClassGuid = {eec5ad98-8080-425f-922a-dabf3de3f69a}

(Windows Vista and later versions of Windows) This class includes WPD devices.

Windows SideShow
Class = SideShow
ClassGuid = {997b5d8d-c442-4f2e-baf3-9c8e671e9e21}

(Windows Vista and later versions of Windows) This class includes all devices that are compatible with Windows SideShow.

 

 

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