Add driver and supplemental content to your package

Adding a driver package

For device submissions, the driver(s) being used must be added. The purpose of adding the driver accomplishes two objectives, if the submission passes:

  • The driver(s) called the Driver Package are catalog-signed and returned. These are now the certified set of drivers.

  • The driver package can be posted on Windows Update, for broad distribution (as applicable).

Some device submissions (for example, devices which are certified for Server systems) also require the debug symbols to be attached.

These requirements are explicitly called out in documentation. Unless specifically stated, it is not necessary to submit driver symbols.

Dn293819.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo add a driver

  1. On the Package tab, click Add Driver Folder.

  2. Select folder where driver package is located.

  3. Click OK.

  4. When Driver Properties dialog appears, select appropriate Products and Locales for your package.

  5. Click OK to close Driver Properties dialog.

Dn293819.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo add symbols

  1. Right-click selected driver.

  2. Select Add Symbols.

Adding supplemental content

Depending on the Device or System to be certified, additional information may be required.   For example, devices being certified for SERVER systems must include the Static Driver Verifier (SDV) logs.

The requirements for these are covered in the necessary documentation.  Unless explicitly called out, it is not necessary to add supplemental content.

Dn293819.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo add supplemental content

  1. On the Package tab, click Add Supplemental Folder.

  2. Select folder where supplemental content is located.

  3. Click OK.



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