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Installing a Test-Signed Driver Package on the Test Computer

Last Updated: 7/30/2016

You can install the test-signed driver package on the test computer once:

You can install the test-signed driver package on the computer through:

  • The DevCon tool, which is a WDK command line tool for installing drivers.

This topic will first review the process of test-signing a driver package, and then describe how you can install the driver package on the test computer. This topic uses the ToastPkg sample driver package. Within the WDK installation directory, the package's source files are located in the src\general\toaster\toastpkg directory.

Follow these steps to build and test-sign the ToastPkg sample driver package:

  1. On the signing computer, build the ToastPkg sample driver package's kernel-mode binaries. For more information about how to build drivers, see Building a Driver.

  2. On the signing computer, create the Contoso.com(Test) certificate as described in Creating Test Certificates.

  3. On the signing computer, create a catalog file for the ToastPkg sample driver package as described in Creating a Catalog File for Test-Signing a Driver Package.

  4. On the signing computer, test-sign the ToastPkg sample driver package's catalog file as described in Test-Signing a Driver Package's Catalog File. When signing the driver package, use the Contoso.com (Test) certificate from the PrivateCertStore for the test signature.

  5. Prepare the test computer to support test-signing, as described in Configuring the Test Computer to Support Test-Signing.

  6. Copy the Contoso.com(Test) certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store on the test computer, as described in Installing Test Certificates.

The following topics describe how the ToastPkg sample driver package can be installed on the test computer:

Once the driver package is installed, you can troubleshoot problems with the loading of test-signed drivers through the methods described in Troubleshooting Install and Load Problems with Signed Driver Packages.

For more information about how to install a test-signed driver package, see Installing Test-Signed Driver Packages.

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