We are developing a printer driver for windows 8 with VS2012 and WDK8. Although VS2012 provides a wizard to edit and create a device stage, we are trying to edit it also manually.
We can create the metadata file, but when we then open it with VS2012 it says it is not a legal format. The only difference between the VS generated file and the one generated with makecab are two bytes in the header:
Do you know why we are getting this difference? Is there any other way to generate a device stage metadata from command line?