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  Message 1 of 8  
09 Jan 17 01:16
Bill Zissimopoulos
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

I have a File System Driver which I have had attestation signed. I am now trying to make an HLK submission so that my FSD can run on Server 2016. After some pulling of hair I managed to create a signed .hlkx file and tried to submit to Sysdev. No dice as I got the following message: <<It looks like you uploaded an HCK/HLK package for a driver. Driver submissions are now supported in the new Dev Center Dashboard. You can learn more about this change here and make your submission here>> Onwards then as I had only spent 6 out of the 8 hours I budgeted for what should be a 5 minute process. I created another account, signed another executable and entered my contact details, only to be greeted by... a lovely deer... I kid you not. After all this I got the picture of a deer and the error message: << Oh, deer. Something went wrong. Tell us what you were trying to do right before you encountered this problem. >> So as of now I am unable to make an HLK submission. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there any solution for it?
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09 Jan 17 01:52
Mike Larkin
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Join Date: 27 Jan 2016
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 01:14:26AM -0500, xxxxx@billz.fastmail.fm wrote: > I have a File System Driver which I have had attestation signed. I am now trying to make an HLK submission so that my FSD can run on Server 2016. > > After some pulling of hair I managed to create a signed .hlkx file and tried to submit to Sysdev. No dice as I got the following message: > > <<It looks like you uploaded an HCK/HLK package for a driver. Driver submissions are now supported in the new Dev Center Dashboard. You can learn more about this change here and make your submission here>> > > Onwards then as I had only spent 6 out of the 8 hours I budgeted for what should be a 5 minute process. I created another account, signed another executable and entered my contact details, only to be greeted by... a lovely deer... > > I kid you not. After all this I got the picture of a deer and the error message: > <...excess quoted lines suppressed...> It took me over a month between the time they switched to the new portal (10 Nov 2016) and the time I got a finished, signed driver out the other side (23 Dec 2016). You're a bit lucky; you aren't stuck with being forced to try and sign an .xml file with signtool (yes, they asked for this for a time), nor are you stuck with the known issue that took 3 weeks to fix, where you sign the file, upload it, only to have it come back to you and say "this isn't the same file you downloaded.". Those, hopefully, are fixed now. I fought with it for a week before finally figuring out the best way to get satisfaction was to open a ticket with support. It took me about two weeks after that to finally get the ticket escalated to the right team. Once it was there, it was only another 3 weeks to get to a point where I could submit things. Now, thankfully, things seem to be stable - I've pushed about 6 or 8 submissions through in the last week or so. I never saw the deer, but I did have a bunch of random issues at the same place you are at - * check to make sure you are signing with an EV cert + make sure your EV cert is a SHA256 cert (someone told me all of them are, but a forum post I found while debugging this claimed the portal does verify this) * check to make sure you are signing with /fd SHA256. The default is sha1, and the portal rejected those submissions when I submitted them (with a cryptic error that needed support to decode) * as before, you'll need to add in the embedded cross-certificate if you are loading at boot (eg, "start=0"). I don't think this changed from the old HLK, but it did trip me up for a day or so. I can probably dig up some old emails for contact information if you can't get any help opening your own ticket. I wish they had kept the old portal, but support claimed they want to move everyone to a single portal (apparently this is the same portal they use for windows store submissions?) I do still see a few problems, but I can live with them - * submission packages that have multiple drivers in them fail with an error "it looks like this submission should have drivers but none were found". Splitting these submissions into single submissions, one for each driver, works. * .hckx submissions seem to be hit-and-miss, I've had about a 50/50 success rate. If I just resubmit the same package, it eventually works. HLK submissions seem to work for me consistently now, and from what I can tell, these signed packages are accepted on Server 2012 R2, so I've just been doing HLK tests. Hope this helps. -ml > > --- > NTFSD is sponsored by OSR > > > MONTHLY seminars on crash dump analysis, WDF, Windows internals and software drivers! > Details at <http://www.osr.com/seminars> > > To unsubscribe, visit the List Server section of OSR Online at <http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=ListServer>
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09 Jan 17 07:40
Aleh Kazakevich
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Join Date: 27 Jul 2015
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

You are lucky :) I cannot register in the new sysdev dashboard since Nov, 2016. I sign a 'SignableFile.exe' file, register in the Azure AD and then go to the account registration page, but after filling all required fields and press 'Next' I see an error: "Oh, deer. Something went wrong". And nothing happens. Nov, Dec, Jan... But behavior is not changed.
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09 Jan 17 09:49
Scott Noone
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

Signing issues get better visibility on NTDEV, I'd raise this issue there and see what you get for a response. -scott OSR @OSRDrivers wrote in message news:102071@ntfsd... You are lucky :) I cannot register in the new sysdev dashboard since Nov, 2016. I sign a 'SignableFile.exe' file, register in the Azure AD and then go to the account registration page, but after filling all required fields and press 'Next' I see an error: "Oh, deer. Something went wrong". And nothing happens. Nov, Dec, Jan... But behavior is not changed.
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09 Jan 17 12:28
Bill Zissimopoulos
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

Mike Larkin wrote: > It took me over a month between the time they switched to the new portal > (10 Nov 2016) and the time I got a finished, signed driver out the other > side (23 Dec 2016). What can I say other than wow! I think I will follow your lead and email support to kick-start the process. Aleh Kazakevich wrote: > I sign a 'SignableFile.exe' file, register in the Azure AD and then go to the > account registration page, but after filling all required fields and press > 'Next' I see an error: "Oh, deer. Something went wrong". > And nothing happens. Nov, Dec, Jan... But behavior is not changed. This is exactly the behavior I am experiencing. Attestation signing works for me on the old sysdev portal, but when I try to make an HLK submission I get redirected to the "new" Hardware Dev Center. I sign the SignableFile.exe, enter my contact details and get the "Oh, deer. Something went wrong." message. Scott Noone wrote: > Signing issues get better visibility on NTDEV, I'd raise this issue there > and see what you get for a response. Good point. Is there an easy way to transfer the thread to NTDEV? If not I will start a new thread there.
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09 Jan 17 16:44
Bill Zissimopoulos
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

Quick update: I have now engaged support on this and have been assigned a case number. I have been told that the issue has been escalated and they are looking into it. I have also been told that the problem likely happened for me, because this was my first HLK submission. Apparently SysDev accounts without prior HLK submissions may have not been properly migrated to the new Hardware Dev Center.
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09 Jan 17 17:18
Mike Larkin
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Join Date: 27 Jan 2016
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 04:42:53PM -0500, xxxxx@billz.fastmail.fm wrote: > Quick update: > > I have now engaged support on this and have been assigned a case number. I have been told that the issue has been escalated and they are looking into it. > > I have also been told that the problem likely happened for me, because this was my first HLK submission. Apparently SysDev accounts without prior HLK submissions may have not been properly migrated to the new Hardware Dev Center. > FWIW, I had a SysDev account without prior HLK submissions as well. And the support tech did tell me he went in and verified that the account was migrated. Maybe yours wasn't... shrug. -ml > --- > NTFSD is sponsored by OSR > > > MONTHLY seminars on crash dump analysis, WDF, Windows internals and software drivers! > Details at <http://www.osr.com/seminars> > > To unsubscribe, visit the List Server section of OSR Online at <http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=ListServer>
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Today 01:51
Aleh Kazakevich
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HLK submission and a lovely... deer!

Today I received a mail from the Hardware Dashboard Team: > > Welcome to the new Hardware Dev Center Dashboard! > > Parts of sysdev.microsoft.com are being transitioned to a new portal. The new portal > has an overhauled infrastructure to allow for much greater stability and predicitability. > In addition, we have a new UI that's much easier to use. Our initial release on > 11/10/2016 included HCK/HLK device submissions and the ability to share your drivers > and publish to Windows Update. In the next 24 hours, attestation driver signing > submissions will be migrated to the new Dev Center. > ... And now the 'sign in to the new dashboard' is working!
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