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NDIS driver development on RT RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am planning to develop NDIM IM and Virtual miniport driver for Windows RT. but could not find single like which talks about RT DDK and development.

    Could you please let me know how to start development on Windows RT?

    Regards,

    Anand Choubey

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:44 PM

Answers

  • If you are a hardware OEM for an RT system you will have it, otherwise you are out of luck.  AFAIK all the information on the RT WDK is restricted to the hardware vendors who are building the systems.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:54 PM
  • You cannot develop your drivers for RT at this time.

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:28 PM

All replies

  • If you are a hardware OEM for an RT system you will have it, otherwise you are out of luck.  AFAIK all the information on the RT WDK is restricted to the hardware vendors who are building the systems.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:54 PM
  • Thanks for reply.

    We develop VPN products therefore looking for develop on Windows RT.

    Could you please let me know if there is any api which can help us to develop the system.

    Regards,

    Anand Choubey 

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:08 PM
  • Hopefully the Microsoft folks can tell you.  Right now there is no information of information available for driver developers who are not related to hardware firms.  This essentially means no virtual drivers, and for those of us who are consultants the wonderful catch-22 of:

    Vendor: "We want an experienced developer with Windows RT to develop our driver"

    Consultant: "Well there are experienced developers for drivers, but not with Windows RT"

    Vendor: "To heck with it, if you can't meet our requirements we will just get one of our application guys to do the work.  How hard can a driver be?"

    The above is a paraphrase of a real conversation, one wonders how many crashes we will see on Windows RT devices.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:16 PM
  • You cannot develop your drivers for RT at this time.

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:28 PM
  • DA is enabled on the enterprise SKU (which is not the SKU shipped on RT), so no DA on RT.  Remember, RT is a consumer oriented device

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 5:12 PM