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Error in included netrndis.inf file following template RNDIS INF

    Question

  • Writing an INF file for an Ethernet over USB device and using the Remote NDIS INF template. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb500930.aspx

    The following section of the template indicates it must be included.

    ; NEVER REMOVE THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE FOR NETRNDIS.INF
    include         = netrndis.inf
    needs           = Usb_Rndis.ndi

    When our device is installed (plug-n-play), Windows installs our INF, which includes netrndis.inf, which gives an error at line 99:
    ServiceBinary   = %12%\usb8023x.sys

    The file usb8023x.sys does not exist in System32/drivers folder. This results in error 0xe0000217, resulting in our device failing to install.

    Do we need to include netrndis.inf? How can we get it to run without failing?

    The INF needs to work on Win XP, 2003, Vista, 2008.

    Here is what our INF looks like:

    ; Our Company
    ; Based on Remote NDIS template device setup file for the RNDIS-over-USB host driver.
    [Version]
    Signature           = "$Windows NT$"
    Class               = Net
    ClassGUID           = {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
    Provider            = %Company%
    DriverVer           = 08/10/2009,1.0.0.1

    [Manufacturer]
    %Company%          = Company,NT.5.1, NTx86.6.0

    [Company]
    ; NetChip IDs, used by both firmware modes
    %UsbEnetDevice%  = RNDIS, USB\VID_1adb&PID_0003

    [Company.NT.5.1]
    %UsbEnetDevice%  = RNDIS.NT.5.1, USB\VID_1adb&PID_0003

    [Company.NTx86.6.0]
    %UsbEnetDevice%  = RNDIS.NT.5.1, USB\VID_1adb&PID_0003

    [ControlFlags]
    ExcludeFromSelect=*

    [RNDIS.NT.5.1]
    Characteristics = 0x84   ; NCF_PHYSICAL + NCF_HAS_UI
    BusType         = 15
    DriverVer       = 04/30/2009,1.0.0.0
    AddReg          = RNDIS_AddReg_51, RNDIS_AddReg_Common

    [RNDIS.NT.5.1.Services]
    include         = netrndis.inf
    needs           = Usb_Rndis.ndi.Services
    AddService      = USB_RNDIS, 2, RNDIS_ServiceInst_51, RNDIS_EventLog

    [RNDIS_ServiceInst_51]
    DisplayName     = %ServiceDisplayName%
    ServiceType     = 1
    StartType       = 3
    ErrorControl    = 1
    ServiceBinary   = %12%\usb8023.sys   
    LoadOrderGroup  = NDIS
    AddReg          = RNDIS_WMI_AddReg_51

    [RNDIS_WMI_AddReg_51]
    HKR, , MofImagePath, 0x00020000, "System32\drivers\rndismp.sys"

    [RNDIS_AddReg_51]
    HKR, Ndi,               Service,        0, "USB_RNDIS"
    HKR, Ndi\Interfaces,    UpperRange,     0, "ndis5"
    HKR, Ndi\Interfaces,    LowerRange,     0, "ethernet"

    [RNDIS_EventLog]
    AddReg = RNDIS_EventLog_AddReg

    [RNDIS_EventLog_AddReg]
    HKR, , EventMessageFile, 0x00020000, "%%SystemRoot%%\System32\netevent.dll"
    HKR, , TypesSupported,   0x00010001, 7

    [RNDIS_AddReg_Common]
    HKR, NDI\params\NetworkAddress, ParamDesc,  0, %NetworkAddress%
    HKR, NDI\params\NetworkAddress, type,       0, "edit"
    HKR, NDI\params\NetworkAddress, LimitText,  0, "12"
    HKR, NDI\params\NetworkAddress, UpperCase,  0, "1"
    HKR, NDI\params\NetworkAddress, default,    0, " "
    HKR, NDI\params\NetworkAddress, optional,   0, "1"

    [SourceDisksNames]
    1=%SourceDisk%,,1

    [SourceDisksFiles]

    [DestinationDirs]
    DefaultDestDir = 12

    [Strings]
    ServiceDisplayName    = "USB Remote NDIS Network Device Driver"
    NetworkAddress        = "Network Address"
    Company                = "Our Company"
    UsbEnetDevice      = "USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget"
    SourceDisk            = "Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget Driver Install Disk"

    If I comment out the line "include = netrndis.inf" it seems to work. Is it OK to not include netrndis.inf?

    Thanks!

    David

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:46 PM

All replies

  • Fixed it. Had to move

    include         = netrndis.inf
    needs           = Usb_Rndis.ndi.Services

    to the [RNDIS.NT.5.1] section.
    • Proposed as answer by IT_Ezz Monday, October 22, 2012 5:52 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:39 PM
  • Fixed it. Had to move

    include         = netrndis.inf
    needs           = Usb_Rndis.ndi.Services

    to the [RNDIS.NT.5.1] section.

    Thanks man, i had a problem with usb modem huawei E303 which was working on win7 but not on win xp and had that exclamation in device manager with code 10 on device windows mobile-based internet sharing device...you really were so helpful.

    • Edited by IT_Ezz Monday, October 22, 2012 6:00 PM
    Monday, October 22, 2012 5:58 PM