Donnerstag, 16. August 2012 13:41
blindly believing the passage "DPInst supports installing signed Plug and Play (PnP) function drivers and signed class filter drivers starting with Microsoft Windows 2000." from the DPInst Dev Center Page, I recently included DPInst into our setup to install our drivers. Unfortunately the Windows 2000 support seems only to be true for DPInst 2.0 or lower, not for 2.1, which is included in the Windows Driver Kit 7, that we are using.
Trying to use DPInst 2.1 on Windows 2000 always gets me "No driver packages found." in the DPInst log.
As we will certainly need to support Windows 2000 with our software, I would like to use an older version of DPInst on these machines, but I can't find it anywhere. I understand it was included in the Windows Driver Kit 6000, which also doesn't seem to be available anymore on trustworthy pages (downloading it from torrent-blabla.blabla or similar pages is out of the question).
So, can anyone tell me where I can get WDK 6000 or DPInst 2.0?
Thanks a lot,
edit: I originally wanted to post this here Windows Hardware WDK and Driver Development but I couldn't find this forum in the in the forum list on the page's bottom.
Dienstag, 21. August 2012 10:48
The kit is still available on MSDN if you are a subscriber.
Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr
- Als Antwort markiert Doron Holan [MSFT]Microsoft Community Contributor, Owner Dienstag, 21. August 2012 17:15
Dienstag, 21. August 2012 14:41
Do you have win2k "RTM" or with SP4/5?
Mittwoch, 22. August 2012 14:02We have Win2k SP 4. This is also the minimum version we are supporting.
Mittwoch, 22. August 2012 14:06
Thanks for your answer, you are right, WDK 6000 is available. Unfortunately I was wrong assuming that this version includes DIFx/DPInst 2.0 or 2.01, it also comes with version 2.1.
edit: I was wrong. DPInst included in WDK 6000 / 6001 works with Windows 2000, although the version number of the file is 220.127.116.11. I assume this is because the actual version number 2.01 is displayed as 2.1.
- Bearbeitet fegorsch Donnerstag, 23. August 2012 17:55
Mittwoch, 22. August 2012 16:05
Thanks, it's useful to know that dpinst won't run even on SP4.