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Index of Windows Driver Kit Tools

This topic supplies basic information about the tools that are included in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK). This topic also includes references to other tools that are useful for driver development. These other tools are either available as part of the operating system or are available as separate download. For more information about each tool, see the documentation in this topic that describes the tool.

For information about how to obtain the latest WDK, see Windows Driver Kit (WDK).

This topic includes the following:

Index of WDK Tools

The information in the following tables describes the tools that are useful for Windows driver developers. The list of tools includes tools that ship with the WDK (as indicated by the WDK tool field) and also includes some tools that are available separately or that are installed with Windows. Tools that can generally be used with all drivers are listed under All Drivers. Tools that are specific to a technology are grouped together, for example, tools that are specific for Windows Portable Devices (WPD) Drivers or Sensors.

Note  The Visual Studio environment variable, %WindowsSdkDir%, represents the path to the Windows kits directory where this version of the WDK is installed, for example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1.

Technology: Audio / Video Drivers

Tool nameTool locationDescription and Help file location

Display Color Calibration tool (Dccw.exe)

WDK tool: No

%Windir%\System32\Dccw.exe

A calibration tool that lets users adjust their display color to be closer to the Windows and World Wide Web international standard red-green-blue (sRGB) color space.

WHDC Documentation:

MCCS Use by Windows 7 Display Color Calibration Tool

GraphEdt (Graphedt.exe)

Tool in WDK: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\graphedt.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\graphedt.exe

Builds filter graphs to test streaming audio/video capture drivers.

MSDN Documentation:

Overview of GraphEdit

KSStudio (KsStudio.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\KsStudio.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\KsStudio.exe

Note   This tool must be run by someone who has administrator privileges.

This tool can construct a graphical representation of a filter graph that shows the pin-to-pin connections between filters and the filters' internal nodes.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\KsStudio.chm

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\KsStudio.chm

See AVStream Testing and Debugging for more information.

USB Device Viewer (Usbview.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\Usbview.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\Usbview.exe

Enumerates the USB host controllers, USB hubs, and attached USB devices and can query information about the devices from the registry and through USB requests to the devices.

The source code for the USB Device Viewer is available from the code gallery, see USBVIEW Sample Application.

 

Technology: Bluetooth Drivers

Tool nameTool locationDescription and Help file location

Bluetooth Inquiry Record Verifier (Sdpverify.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\Sdpverifiy.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\Sdpverifiy.exe

Displays a Bluetooth device's Inquiry Record as Windows interprets it.

WDK documentation:

Bluetooth Inquiry Record Verifier

 

Technology: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Drivers

Tool nameTool locationDescription and Help file location

WIADbgCfg (Wiadbgcfg.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wiadbgcfg.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiadbgcfg.exe

Enables logging for WIA drivers (Windows Server 2003 and later versions of Windows).

Note   For earlier versions of Windows, use WIALogCfg.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wiadbgcfg.htm

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiadbgcfg.htm

WIAInfo2 (Wiainfo2.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wiainfo2.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiainfo2.exe

Displays the WIA item tree so that you can view and edit WIA device driver properties.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wiainfo2.htm

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiainfo2.htm

WIALogCfg (Wialogcfg.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wialogcfg.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wialogcfg.exe

Enables logging for WIA drivers (Windows XP only).

Note   For later versions of Windows, use WIADbgCfg.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wialogcfg.htm

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wialogcfg.htm

WIAPreview (Wiapreview.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiapreview.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wiapreview.exe

Shows how to use the WIA Preview component and the driver's segmentation filter.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiapreview.htm

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wiapreview.htm

WIATest (Wiatest.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiatest.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wiatest.exe

Displays the item tree that is created by the driver, the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) properties exposed by the driver, and the current value of each property. You can use this tool to debug your driver during development and unit test.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiatest.htm

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wiatest.htm

Windows Imaging Trace File Viewer (Wiatrcvw.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\Wiatrcvw.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\Wiatrcvw.exe

Displays the WIA trace log (%WINDIR%\Debug\WIA\wiatrace.log) and lets you change the WIA tracing parameters for each module.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\Wiatrcvw.mht

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\Wiatrcvw.mht

 

Technology: Windows Portable Devices (WPD) Drivers

Tool nameTool locationDescription and Help file location

WpdDeviceInspector (WpdDeviceInspector.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\WpdDeviceInspector.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\WpdDeviceInspector.exe

Queries a WPD driver and generates a comprehensive HTML report that describes your device and its capabilities. For example, you can use it to retrieve a list of supported device commands and objects. And, this tool will generate a list of all properties supported by each object.

WDK Documentation:

Windows Portable Devices

WPD Driver Development Tools

WpdInfo (WpdInfo.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\WpdInfo.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\WpdInfo.exe

Performs common WPD operations such as: opening and closing a device, creating or deleting objects on a device, and issuing device commands.

WDK Documentation:

Windows Portable Devices

WPD Driver Development Tools

Microsoft Network Monitor (NetMon.exe)

WDK tool: No

Download the Microsoft Network Monitor (NetMon.exe here.

Displays trace information from WPD components. This tool replaces WpdMon.exe which had shipped in previous versions of the WDK.

WDK Documentation:

Windows Portable Devices

WPD Driver Development Tools, see Using the Network Monitor Tool.

 

Technology: Printer Drivers

Tool nameTool locationDescription and Help file location

GPDCheck (Gpdcheck.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\gpdcheck.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\gpdcheck.exe

Validates the syntactical correctness of a Generic Printer Description File (GPD).

For information about command options, type

gpdcheck /?

INFGate (Infgate.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\infgate.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\infgate.exe.exe

Validates the conformance of a printer INF file.

For information about command options, type

infgate /?

isXPS (isXPS.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\isxps\isxps.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\isxps\isxps.exe

Validates the conformance of an XPS file to the XPS and OPC specifications.

For information about command options, type

isxps /? in a Command prompt window.

For more information, see isXPS Conformance Tool in the Windows MSDN library.

Looksgood (Looksgood.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\looksgood.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\looksgood.exe

Validates the correctness of an XPS rendering engine.

For information about command options, type

looksgood /?

MakeNTF (Makentf.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\makentf.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\makentf.exe

Converts Adobe Font Metrics (AFM) files and East Asian font AFM files to Windows font files (.ntf).

WDK Documentation:

Converting AFM Files to NTF Files

Converting East Asian AFM Files to NTF Files

PPDCheck (Ppdcheck.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\ppdcheck.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\ppdcheck.exe

Validates the syntactical correctness of a PostScript Printer Description File (PPD).

For information about command options, type

ppdcheck /?

PTConform (PTConform.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\PTConform.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\PTConform.exe

Validates a Print Ticket or Print Capabilities document for conformance to the Print Schema.

For information about command options, type

ptconform /?

XpsAnalyzer (XpsAnalyzer.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\XpsAnalyzer.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\XpsAnalyzer.exe

Analyzes XML Paper Specification (XPS) files for compatibility with the XPS 1.0 specification.

WDK Documentation:

XpsAnalyzer

 

Technology: Sensors

Tool nameTool locationDescription and Help file location

Sensor Diagnostic Tool (sensordiagnostictool.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\

Tests the driver, firmware, and hardware for sensor and location functionality. The tool invokes the sensor and location API to test data retrieval, event handling, report intervals, change sensitivity, property retrieval.

WDK Documentation:

Testing sensor functionality with the Sensor Diagnostic Tool

 

Technology: All Drivers

Tool nameTool locationDescription and Help file location

BinPlace (Binplace.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\binplace.exe

Manages large coding projects by moving files, extracting symbols from executable files, and removing private symbols from symbol files.

WDK Documentation:

BinPlace

Code Analysis for Drivers

WDK tool: Yes

The Code Analysis tool is included in Visual Studio. The driver-specific component is added when you install the WDK.

A static verification tool that detects C and C++ coding errors. This version is specifically designed to detect errors in kernel-mode drivers.

Note  In previous versions of the WDK, this feature was part of OACR and was also available as the standalone tool PREfast for Drivers. Starting with Visual Studio 2012, the feature is now integrated into Visual Studio.

WDK Documentation:

Code Analysis for Drivers

CertMgr (CertMgr.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\CertMgr.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\CertMgr.exe

Manages certificates, certificate trust lists (CTLs), and certificate revocation lists (CRLs) that are used to sign drivers and driver packages.

WDK Documentation:

CertMgr

ChkINF

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\Chkinf

A set of Perl scripts that verify the structure and syntax of setup information (INF) files for drivers.

WDK Documentation:

ChkINF

Using ChkINF with Modem INF Files

Co-installer for Processing DDInstall.WMI

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\coinstallers

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\coinstallers

Redistributable co-installer used to process the [DDIinstall.WMI] section in an INF file on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\coinstallers\wmiinst.htm

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\coinstallers\wmiinst.htm

Computer Hardware Identification Tool (ComputerHardwareIds.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8:

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\ComputerHardwareIds.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\ComputerHardwareIds.exe

WDKPath\tools\Other\ia64\ComputerHardwareIds.exe

Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8.1:

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\ComputerHardwareIds.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\ComputerHardwareIds.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\arm\ComputerHardwareIds.exe

Derives the computer hardware IDs from SMBIOS information.

WDK Documentation:

ComputerHardwareIds

Dependency Walker (Depends.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\depends.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\depends.exe

Displays the dependence patterns of the modules that are required by an application in a tree diagram. The display includes numerous details, including the functions exported by each module, the functions actually called by other modules, and the minimum set of files that are required for a module to load and run.

In the tool, from the Dependency Walker Help menu, select Help Topics.

DevCon (Devcon.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\devcon.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\devcon.exe

A command-line version of Device Manager. DevCon enables, disables, installs, configures, and removes devices on the local computer and displays detailed information about devices on local and remote computers.

WDK Documentation:

DevCon

Device Fundamental tests

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\Testing\Tests\DeviceFundamentals

The Device Fundamental tests are a collection of tests that are provided in the WDK and can be run from Visual Studio. The Device Fundamentals tests are also part of the Windows Certification Program for Hardware

The Device Fundamentals tests can help test the reliability and security of drivers.

WDK Documentation:

Device Fundamentals Tests

How to test a driver at runtime using Visual Studio

How to select and configure the Device Fundamentals tests

Drivers (Drivers.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\drivers.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\drivers.exe

Displays a list of all drivers that are installed on the computer.

WDK Documentation:

None

Driver Verifier (Verifier.exe)

WDK tool: No

%Windir%\system32\verifier.exe

Monitors kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers to detect illegal function calls or actions that might corrupt the system. It can subject the drivers to a variety of stresses and tests to find improper behavior.

WDK Documentation:

Driver Verifier

Driver Verification Log (DVL)

WDK tool: Yes

Requires Microsoft Visual Studio and the WDK. From the Driver menu, click Create Driver Verification Log....

The Windows Server 2012 Hardware Certification Program requires a Driver Verification Log (DVL) for all applicable driver submissions. The DVL contains a summary of the results from the Code Analysis and Static Driver Verifier log files. See Creating a Driver Verification Log.

Enhanced Storage Certificate Management Tool (EhStorCertMgrCmd.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\ehstorcertmgrcmd.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\ehstorcertmgrcmd.exe

Manages certificates on USB storage devices that are compliant with the IEEE 1667 standard.

WDK Documentation:

Enhanced Storage Certificate Management Tool

Event and Performance Counter Manifest Generator Tool (ECManGen.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\ECManGen.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\ECManGen.exe

A tool for creating an event or performance counter manifest (*.man) from scratch without ever having to use XML tags. For information about creating manifest files, see Writing an Instrumentation Manifest (Windows) section and Adding Event Tracing to Kernel-Mode Drivers.

GUIDgen (Guidgen.exe)

WDK tool: No

Download available from Microsoft Exchange Server GUID Generator

Generates globally unique identifiers (GUID) that you can use to identify your classes, objects, and interfaces. The generated GUID is copied to the Clipboard in one of four formats so that you can insert it into your source code.

GUIDGEN.doc (included in the download package)

Inf2Cat (Inf2cat.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\inf2cat.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\inf2cat.exe

Determines whether a driver package's INF file can be digitally-signed for a specified list of Windows versions, and, if so, generates the unsigned catalog files that apply to the specified Windows versions.

WDK Documentation:

Inf2Cat

MakeCat (MakeCat.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

WDKPath\bin\amd64\MakeCat.exe

WDKPath\bin\ia64\MakeCat.exe

WDKPath\bin\x86\MakeCat.exe

Creates a catalog file for a driver package.

WDK Documentation:

MakeCat

MakeCert (MakeCert.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\MakeCert.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\MakeCert.exe

Creates an X.509 certificate that is signed by a system test root key or by another specified key.

WDK Documentation:

MakeCert

MSBuild (MSBuild.exe)

WDK tool: No

Installed with Visual Studio

Builds the samples, drivers, and associated software components that are supplied in the Microsoft WDK.

MSBuild

PnpCpu (PnPCpu.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\PnPCpu.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\PnPCpu.exe

Simulates a hot add of processors to a running instance of Windows Server 2008.

WDK Documentation:

PNPCPU

PnPUtil (PnPUtil.exe)

WDK tool: No

%Windir%\system32\pnputil.exe

A command-line tool that installs or deletes driver packages from the Windows driver store.

This tool is available in Windows Vista and later versions of Windows.

WDK Documentation:

PnPUtil

PoolMon (Poolmon.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\poolmon.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\poolmon.exe

Displays data that the operating system collects about memory allocations from the system's paged and nonpaged kernel pools, and the memory pools used for Terminal Services sessions. The data is grouped by pool allocation tag.

WDK Documentation:

PoolMon

PowerCfg (PowerCfg.exe)

WDK tool: No

%Windir%\system32\powercfg.exe

A command-line tool that is used to evaluate system energy efficiency.

This tool is available in Windows XP SP2 and later versions of Windows.

Dev Center Documentation:

Using PowerCfg to Evaluate System Energy Efficiency

For information about command options, type

PowerCfg /?

Pvk2Pfx (Pvk2Pfx.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\Pvk2Pfx.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\Pvk2Pfx.exe

Copies public key and private key information contained in .spc, .cer, and .pvk files to a personal information exchange (.pfx) file.

WDK Documentation:

Pvk2Pfx

PwrTest (Pwrtest.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\pwrtest.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\pwrtest.exe

A power management tool for Windows Vista and later that exercises and records power management information from the computer.

WDK Documentation:

PwrTest

SignTool (SignTool.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\SignTool.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\SignTool.exe

Digitally-signs files, verifies signatures in files, and time-stamps files.

WDK Documentation:

SignTool

Stampinf (Stampinf.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\stampinf.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\stampinf.exe

Updates common INF file directives, including the DriverVer directive.

WDK Documentation:

Stampinf

Static Driver Verifier

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\SDV

Note  Launch Static Driver Verifier from the Driver menu in Visual Studio.

A static verification tool for drivers that systematically analyzes the source code of Windows drivers and determines whether the driver properly interacts with the Windows operating system kernel.

WDK Documentation:

Static Driver Verifier

Tracefmt (Tracefmt.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\tracefmt.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\tracefmt.exe

Formats and displays trace messages from an event trace log file (.etl) or a real-time trace session.

WDK Documentation:

Tracefmt

TraceLog (Tracelog.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

WDK 8:

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\tracelog.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\tracelog.exe

WDK 8.1:

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\tracelog.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\tracelog.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\arm\tracelog.exe

Configures and controls trace sessions from the command line. Measures time spent in deferred procedure calls (DPCs) and interrupt service routines (ISRs).

WDK Documentation:

Tracelog

TracePDB (Tracepdb.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\tracepdb.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\tracepdb.exe

Creates trace message format (.tmf) files from the full or private PDB symbol file for a WPP trace provider.

WDK Documentation:

Tracepdb

TraceView (Traceview.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\TraceView.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\TraceView.exe

Configures and controls trace sessions and displays formatted trace messages from real-time trace sessions and trace logs. TraceView has a graphic user interface and a command-line interface for batch processing and scripting.

WDK Documentation:

TraceView

TraceWPP (Tracewpp.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\tracewpp.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\tracewpp.exe

Runs the Windows Software Trace Preprocessor (WPP).

WDK Documentation:

WPP Preprocessor

Survey of Software Tracing Tools

WDF Tester

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\

A set of tools that can be used to test, verify, and debug WDF drivers. The toolset provides a WMI programming interface that can be used in a script or a compiled application.

WDK Documentation:

WdfTester: WDF Driver Testing Toolset

WDF Verifier (Wdfverifier.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wdfverifier.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wdfverifier.exe

Provides an easy-to-use interface to the framework's verifier for KMDF and UMDF drivers.

WDK Documentation:

WDF Verifier Control Application

Web Services on devices (WSD) Basic Interoperability Tool (WSDBIT)

WDK tool: Yes

WSDBIT Client:

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wsdbit_client.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wsdbit_client.exe

WSDBIT Server:

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\wsdbit_server.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\wsdbit_server.exe

Verifies an implementation of Device Profile for Web Services (DPWS) works with WSDAPI.

WDK Documentation:

WSD Interoperability Tool

Winerror (Winerror.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x64\winerror.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\tools\x86\winerror.exe

Returns the error message identifier and mapping information for the specified error (Winerror.h) or success codes (Ntstatus.h).

For information about command options, type

winerror /?

WMIMofCk (Wmimofck.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\wmimofck.exe

WDK Documentation:

Using wmimofck.exe

For information about command options, type

wmimofck -?

WsdCodeGen (Wsdcodegen.exe)

WDK tool: Yes

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\wsdcodegen.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\wsdcodegen.exe

Automatically generates proxies and stubs based on a Web Services contract. Primarily, you can use this tool to create client applications. However, you can use it for testing or for creating user-mode drivers.

Verifies that the classes, properties, methods and events specified in a binary MOF file (.bmf) are valid for WMI use. Generates MOF support files.

Windows SDK:

See the Web Services on Devices section

WSDDebug_client and WSDDebug_host

WDK tool: Yes

Debug Client:

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\WSDDebug_client.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\WSDDebug_client.exe

Debug Host:

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x64\WSDDebug_host.exe

%WindowsSdkDir%\bin\x86\WSDDebug_host.exe

These tools are a soft device and client that you can use to troubleshoot devices or applications.

Windows SDK:

See the Web Services on Devices section

 

What's New in the WDK for Windows 8.1

The following tools have been added or have changed in the WDK 8.1:

What's New in the WDK for Windows 8

The following tools have been added to the WDK for Windows 8:

What's Changed in the WDK for Windows 8

The following tools were in the Microsoft WDK for Windows 7, but are not included in the WDK for Windows 8.

  • Windows Biometric Framework Tools (BioTest.exe, WBDIDriverTest.exe)

  • Device Path Exerciser (devpathexer.exe). Now part of the Device Fundamental fuzz tests.

  • IoSpy and IoAttack (IoSpyCmd.exe, IoAttack.exe). Now part of the Device Fundamental tests.

  • Kernrate (Kernrate.exe) Kernrate is no longer supported. Instead, use the Windows Performance Analysis Toolkit.

  • Microsoft Auto Code Review (OACR) (The driver components now part of the Code Analysis tool in Visual Studio.)

  • Plug and Play Driver Test (pnpdtest.exe). Now part of the Device Fundamental tests.

  • ProCalc

  • WWAN Driver Test App (wwandrivertestapp.exe)

Supported platforms

WDK 8.1 supports development of drivers that run on these versions of Windows:

  • Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • For Windows Vista (including SP1 and SP2), you must use WDK 8. For Windows XP, you must use WDK 7.

You can run the integrated Visual Studio driver development environment on these versions of Windows.

  • Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

 

 

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