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Linking differences between Windows client and server

khubbard_swellkhubbard_swell Member Posts: 2

Are there any such differences? suddenly a minifilter I'm working on won't load on win server (tried 2016, 2019), and I get the message "The specified procedure could not be found.". However the same driver loads just fine on various client versions of win 10 (tried LTSC 2021, 20H2). I also see the same thing happening on testsigned builds and MS attestation signed ones. I initially was using WDK 10.0.22621.382, and also tried 10.0.22621.2428.
I see that often this error indicates a missing dependency, and running does show that fltmgr.sys and ksecdd.sys are missing. In .vcxproj I'm linking to both of the static libs however: $(DDK_LIB_PATH)fltmgr.lib;$(DDK_LIB_PATH)ksecdd.lib

Given all that, I've got two questions for any benevolent WDK whisperers out there: what does it mean that dependencies claims it can't find some libraries? and if that's an issue, why would the driver run on client versions, and not server versions?
Appreciate any advice or tips anyone has to offer, thanks.


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