I'm probably not the first one asking this -but I couldn't find an answer to this problem:

How can I install a unsigned (as it is still beta) NDIS network driver, given the *.sys and *.inf files?
Obviously you can't use the wizards in InstallShield or Wise products...is there any solution for this?

Thanks a lot,

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The only solution I found, was to change the Policy to accept unsigned drivers.

Answered 10/06/2005 by: jonasm
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Hi peter:

Have u tried this:

Executing the following line via the MSI:

• Rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %1 (for installing a device driver)
• Rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultUnInstall 132 %1 (for uninstalling a device driver)

Where %1 is the path and file name of the inf file to install/uninstall.
Answered 10/06/2005 by: akhlaque
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Use DPInst from the Driver Installation Framework it provides an option for installing unsigned drivers quietlty
Answered 10/07/2005 by: sini
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I have treid to install unasigned driver with DPinst but it failed because it could not find catalog file. If I install normally it works. Can you help me.


Answered 10/10/2005 by: tdavis
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All required files have to be in the same directory, so copy the file to the location where the .inf and the drivers are located
Answered 10/11/2005 by: sini
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Or try to make your own catalog file using the MakeCat utility from Microsoft.

(i haven't tested this)
Answered 10/11/2005 by: dubwize
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