NDIS Miniport Driver Installer (mindinst)

This little utility is used to install NDIS miniport client, service or protocol drivers from the command line using the driver INF-file.

Normally, the installation is done thru the control panel. By using this utility the installation can be done non-interactive, allowing automated installs on many computer at once.


Dump of command line options:

mindinst.exe -h
BDS IP Firewall (IPFW32) Installer

Usage: Install <inf-file> [-i|-u] [-c|-s|-p]
-i: Install device (default).
-u: Uninstall device.
-c: Configure network client.
-s: Configure network service (default).
-p: Configure network protocol.
-h: This casual help.


Install network service:
mindinst.exe netipfw.inf -i -s
Remove previously installed service:
mindinst.exe netipfw.inf -u

Exit codes

The following exit codes are returned by the application:


This application contains code borrowed from the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) created by Microsoft™.

Binary Source

mindinst.exe15360 bytescreated 2018-04-21
mindinst-1.0.0-src.zip26741 bytescreated 2018-04-21


This application has been used to successful install the IPFW32 driver on Windows XP and Windows 7 (32-bit). However, this software is distributed "AS IS", without any kind of warranty.