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UMDF Drivers and WHQL RRS feed

  • Question

  • Do UMDF drivers need to be digitally signed my MSFT throught  the Hardware Cerification program?

    Regards,

    Bill

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:38 PM

Answers

  • In general no driver needs to be WHQL signed, but there are good reasons to do it.  For 64-bit drivers you need to code-sign them, but it you want all the annoying popups asking people whether they trust your driver to go away WHQL makes good sense.  Note there is now a forum for WHQL and testing http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whck/threads this would be a better place for more information.


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

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:41 PM

All replies

  • In general no driver needs to be WHQL signed, but there are good reasons to do it.  For 64-bit drivers you need to code-sign them, but it you want all the annoying popups asking people whether they trust your driver to go away WHQL makes good sense.  Note there is now a forum for WHQL and testing http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whck/threads this would be a better place for more information.


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

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:41 PM
  • Signing requirements for a umdf driver are exactly the same as requirements for a km driver

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    Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:18 PM