Deploying Drivers

  Coffe_King 18:28 06 Nov 03


I have written some drivers for the 2k/XP platform and was wondering how to deploy them to the end user. I have 4 files:

1x .sys file
2x Include files
1x .inf

I tried putting the INF in C:\Windows\INF\ and the other three in C:\Windows\System32\ but Windows just kept asking for the location of the .sys file. Do I need to extract everything to a temp folder then copy the INF file to C:\Windows\INF\ get the user to plug the device (USB) in and then it will detect that the .sys file is in temp? Help appreciated. I have a copy of InstallShield Express if it helps.

  madPentium 19:25 06 Nov 03

I thought windows could see everything in C:\windows because this is all in its path.
Are you copying the sys file to C:\temp ? or
c:\windows\temp ?

  Coffe_King 19:27 06 Nov 03

I want to know where I copy the files to so that windows recognises them an installs the driver when the USB device is plugged in.

  Coffe_King 19:28 06 Nov 03

It recognises the INF file in C:\Windows\INF\ so that must be right, I take it that I have the .sys file in the same directory as the installer so that the INF can copy it accross?

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