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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
This article describes how to insert test-signed drivers into an offline image of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
Note The information in this article applies only to the x64-based and x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.
For more information about how to obtain driver test signatures, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330315/ )How to obtain driver test signatures
How to insert test-signed drivers into an offline imageWarning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Step 1: Export the registry entries that correspond to a test certificateTo export the registry entries that correspond to a test certificate, follow these steps:
Step 2: Edit the exported test certificate .reg fileUse a program such as Notepad to edit the exported .reg file so that it can be imported to the offline target system. The certificate must be installed as a localMachine certificate under the Root registry key so that Plug and Play can validate the driver signature.
To do this, follow these steps:
Step 3: Test sign the driversTest sign the drivers by using the procedure that is described in the Kernel-Mode Code Signing Walkthrough white paper. To see this white paper, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Step 4: Install Windows, and then insert the test-signed drivers and the test certificate
Article ID: 941200 - Last Review: November 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.2