11/12/2012 4369 views

Hi all,

Looking at creating a set of best practices for device driver packaging. It'll be unattended, silent installs through authored MSIs using ISS, ORCA and WISE.

Just wondered if anyone has any general or specific thoughts on what should be included. .  . pitfalls to watch for etc.



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I'd start with these 2 general guidelines:

1) make sure all drivers are signed, sign them yourself if needed

2) use the DifxApp merge module for creating the driver packages.

Answered 11/12/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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1. Use Cat file to sign INF and driver files

2. A lot of the problems we have is with the client contact and getting proper discovery as in the proper order of connecting device, plugging it in, installing drivers, reboots etc.  How do you think you will manage this effectively.

Answered 11/13/2012 by: oreillyr
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  • Effective discovery already in place. Was thinking here more in terms of the actual packaging ISS Driverwizard vs DPInst. Believe DPinst can't suppress windows hardware wizard.
  • The ISS Driver Wizard actually uses DifxApp
  • Have used the both, found the wizard to be a whole lot quicker and 100% effective when i had to do a dozen or so library printers.