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Is it possible to have two drivers with the same drivername submitted to Microsoft for WHQL signing?

SeanSean Member Posts: 11

Organization A have a driver named SomeDriverName which passed WHQL signing.
Organization B submitted a WHQL signing with the same driver name SomeDriverName. Will Microsoft accept the submission and sign the driver?


  • Dejan_MaksimovicDejan_Maksimovic Member - All Emails Posts: 608
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  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 14,716

    That's why it's important to choose somewhat personalized driver names. "SerialCard.sys" would be a poor choice. ;)

    Also remember that submitting for WHQL does not automatically enroll your driver in the Windows Driver Library, which is what gets searched when you plug in a new device. Microsoft does check that there aren't two drivers for the same Hardware ID in the library, but they don't check the driver name.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

  • Doron_HolanDoron_Holan Member - All Emails Posts: 10,795
    If you run from driver store the file naming conflict is no longer a problem. But perhaps the service name is…?
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