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  • Question

  • Hello,
    Does the WHQL test suites are relevant also to a Mini Filter Driver?
    If the answer is Yes, where can I start?
    thank!
    lekfir
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 6:05 PM

Answers

  • Hi Lekfir

    Yes, you still need to get WHQL signatures for the filter driver, the only difference will be that you need to run the test under unclassified category.

     

    Additionally, you will have to pay the fees for each OS!

     

    You can  send email to winqual@microsoft.com for further queries related to signing


    Omanakuttan M.K.

    • Marked as answer by lekfir Saturday, November 14, 2009 6:02 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 3:50 PM

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  • Hi Lekfir,

    As per my understanding Mini Filter Driver is relevent to WHQL.

     

    Filter Manager and Minifilters Basics. The Filter Manager is a file system filter driver provided by Microsoft that simplifies the development of third-party filter drivers and solves many of the problems with the existing legacy filter driver model, such as the ability to control load order through an assigned altitude. A filter driver developed to the Filter Manager model is called a minifilter. Every minifilter driver has an assigned altitude, which is a unique identifier that determines where the minifilter is loaded relative to other minifilters in the I/O stack. Altitudes are allocated and managed by Microsoft.

     

    Now, to start off with the Testing process:-

     

    In order to get Logo for your products you should have to establish Winqual account. Here you need to purchase $399 VeriSign certificate from VeriSign.

    http://www.verisign.com/code-signing/content-signing-certificates/winqual-partners/index.html

     

    You would need to test your device drivers/HW with latest Windows Logo Kit and will need to make a submission in Winqual, If submission passed all tests in Winqual then you will get digital signature(WHQL) for your drivers and we also post your drivers in Windows Update without any submission. You just need to pay only submission fee.

     

    Download Windows Logo Kit: https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=668

    Download WLK Help document: https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/Downloads.aspx?SiteID=668 and find the below document.

     

    Follow the directions as per the above help document for installation and setup… testing process…

     

    If they have any issues with kit installations. Test failures.. then they’d need to open a case with WLK team. They will guide your partner on testing process.

     

    WLK Support from Microsoft:-
    Customer Support Services (CSS) provides technical support for Logo tests and tools. You must resolve any test failures before making a test submission.

    1. Customers with Premier support contracts: Use your TAM to open support incidents.
    2. For non-Premier customers: See Windows Logo Kit support.

    Reference Links:

    https://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/default.mspx

    https://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/getstart/default.mspx

    https://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/getstart/testing.mspx

     

    Additionally, you can write to winqual@microsoft.com for further assistance.

    I hope it helps.

     

    Thanks,


    Omanakuttan M.K.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6:36 PM
  • Thanks you very much,Omanakuttan Karthikeyan.
    Just to make sure, My filter driver is for software and not hardware.
    Its a driver like in any anti virus driver.
    Is your answer regards to such driver? 
    lekfir
    Friday, November 13, 2009 3:28 AM
  • Hi Lekfir

    Yes, you still need to get WHQL signatures for the filter driver, the only difference will be that you need to run the test under unclassified category.

     

    Additionally, you will have to pay the fees for each OS!

     

    You can  send email to winqual@microsoft.com for further queries related to signing


    Omanakuttan M.K.

    • Marked as answer by lekfir Saturday, November 14, 2009 6:02 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 3:50 PM
  • The only thing you must is to self-sign binaries, and this only for 64 bit windows. If you use INF to instal, then you may run whql unclassified to avoid the yellow prompts at install time. But you may install directly into registry... (should not but, most anti-virus do this way) In this case you don't need any whql, only self sign if you intend to run on 64 bit windows.


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