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10 Jan 17 11:12
Join Date: 17 May 2010
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Support for Legacy File System Filter Drivers
Back in March 2016 "ntfsd member 158467" ( email@example.com ) posted that
after windows "vNext" Legacy File System Filter drivers would not load ( see
To quote ....
"Post Windows vNext, the reg key will be removed and the legacy file system
filter will be blocked by default. There won't be any option to unblock legacy
file system filter."
At that time, Windows vNext turned out to be Redstone 1 (Win 10 1607) so Post
Windows vNext would be post Redstone 1, ie Redstone 2. I have found that on
Redstone 2 my legacy file system filter driver (which is Microsoft 'signature
only' certified) still loads and runs okay.
Can i take it that Microsoft has pulled back from the stated plan regarding
Legacy File System Filter drivers post Windows vNext or is it that "Post Windows
vNext" should be interpreted as "in one of the windows releases post vNext (but
not sure which one)".
We are planning to rewrite the legacy driver as a mini-filter driver but would
still like to know what Microsoft's plans are in this area.