Driver Problems? Questions? Issues?
Put OSR's experience to work for you! Contact us for assistance with:
  • Creating the right design for your requirements
  • Reviewing your existing driver code
  • Analyzing driver reliability/performance issues
  • Custom training mixed with consulting and focused directly on your specific areas of interest/concern.
Check us out. OSR, the Windows driver experts.

Upcoming OSR Seminars:

Writing WDF Drivers I: Core Concepts, Nashua, NH 15-19 May, 2017
Writing WDF Drivers II: Advanced Implementation Tech., Nashua, NH 23-26 May, 2017
Kernel Debugging and Crash Analysis, Dulles, VA 26-30 June, 2017
Windows Internals & Software Driver Development, Nashua, NH 24-28 July, 2017


Go Back   OSR Online Lists > ntdev
Welcome, Guest
You must login to post to this list
  Message 1 of 5  
15 Jul 17 07:52
Abei Liu
xxxxxx@hotmail.com
Join Date: 18 Jan 2011
Posts To This List: 40
How to support Windows Server 2008

Hi, I have developped a windows 7 x64 PCIE device driver for windows 7 with VS2015 + WDK10 tool chain. This driver worked very well on PC with Windows 7 OS. But when I installed this driver on HP server(OS is windows server 2008 r2), driver would halt system for a while every time when I called driver function in my test application. For example, write a PCIE register or write 1M bytes to device. I don't know why. But I guess this issue maybe related to my compiler environment because VS2015 build my driver as Windows 7 as its target OS. I want to modify that target system but it can't support windows server 2008 in config menu. Can the VS2015 with WDK10 support server 2008 driver built? If yes, how can I configure my project to build server 2008 driver? Thank you very much!
  Message 2 of 5  
15 Jul 17 10:49
John McNamee
xxxxxx@microwiz.com
Join Date: 02 Apr 2009
Posts To This List: 36
How to support Windows Server 2008

Whatever your problem is, it probably isn't related to your build environment. Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are equivalent (use the same kernel). The "R2" is critical; the original Server 2008 was equivalent to Vista SP1. -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [ntdev] How to support Windows Server 2008 From: xxxxx@hotmail.com xxxxx@lists.osr.com To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List <xxxxx@lists.osr.com> Date: 7/15/2017 6:52 AM > Hi, > I have developped a windows 7 x64 PCIE device driver for windows 7 with VS2015 + WDK10 tool chain. This driver worked very well on PC with Windows 7 OS. But when I installed this driver on HP server(OS is windows server 2008 r2), driver would halt system for a while every time when I called driver function in my test application. For example, write a PCIE register or write 1M bytes to device. I don't know why. But I guess this issue maybe related to my compiler environment because VS2015 build my driver as Windows 7 as its target OS. I want to modify that target system but it can't support windows server 2008 in config menu. > Can the VS2015 with WDK10 support server 2008 driver built? If yes, how can I configure my project to build server 2008 driver? > Thank you very much!
  Message 3 of 5  
15 Jul 17 12:24
prabhakar vinayagam
xxxxxx@gmail.com
Join Date: 29 Jan 2016
Posts To This List: 82
How to support Windows Server 2008

Whether the project configuration were correct i.e building for a target machine. Please check in device manager that the driver were loaded without yellow bang. or please run in test mode by running the "bcdedit " for testsign to enable in cmd. load toaster driver which is availble in windows sample and run enum application to check the driver were loaded and communicate properly to verify the build/driver is proper. On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 8:18 PM, John McNamee <xxxxx@microwiz.com> < xxxxx@lists.osr.com> wrote: > Whatever your problem is, it probably isn't related to your build > environment. > > Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are equivalent (use the same kernel). > The "R2" is critical; the original Server 2008 was equivalent to Vista SP1. > > > > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: [ntdev] How to support Windows Server 2008 <...excess quoted lines suppressed...> --
  Message 4 of 5  
16 Jul 17 09:50
Abei Liu
xxxxxx@hotmail.com
Join Date: 18 Jan 2011
Posts To This List: 40
How to support Windows Server 2008

Hi, John? Thank you for your help.
  Message 5 of 5  
16 Jul 17 09:54
Abei Liu
xxxxxx@hotmail.com
Join Date: 18 Jan 2011
Posts To This List: 40
How to support Windows Server 2008

Hi, prabhakar: Certainly, there is no yellow bang in my device driver. I have disabled driver signature during OS bootup. Yes, I can try the test driver in this hp server machine. Thank you!
Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You must login to OSR Online AND be a member of the ntdev list to be able to post.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:47.


Copyright ©2015, OSR Open Systems Resources, Inc.
Based on vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2005, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Modified under license