An .inf file cannot be validated when an application uses the "SetupVerifyInfFile" function in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • On a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, an application uses the SetupVerifyInfFile function to validate an.inf file.
  • The function uses the AltPlatformInfo parameter.
  • The version of the .inf file is newer than the version of the operating system.
In this scenario, the validation fails.

For example, assume that you install a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 site server. Then, assume that you try to import a Windows 7 driver into an Operating System Deployment (OSD) image. In this scenario, the driver import fails. At the same time, you receive the following error message:
Error: Failed to import the following drivers:
<Driver file> The selected driver is not applicable to any supported platforms.
Note SCCM 2007 uses the SetupVerifyInfFile function to validate the .inf file.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupapi.dll6.0.6001.226081,591,29619-Jan-201022:03x86
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68901-Apr-200919:31Not Applicable
Setupapi.dll6.0.6002.223141,591,80819-Jan-201022:01x86
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68904-Apr-200906:03Not Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupapi.dll6.0.6001.226081,923,58419-Jan-201022:27x64
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68901-Apr-200917:29Not Applicable
Setupapi.dll6.0.6002.223141,925,63219-Jan-201022:05x64
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68903-Apr-200921:33Not Applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupapi.dll6.0.6001.226083,080,70419-Jan-201013:02IA-64
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68901-Apr-200917:29Not Applicable
Setupapi.dll6.0.6002.223143,080,70419-Jan-201012:50IA-64
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68903-Apr-200921:33Not Applicable

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
978754 You cannot import a driver into an OSD image if the driver is signed for only the Windows 7 operating system in SCCM 2007 SP2

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameX86_0f24547d1a30fbbba475a0acba985a74_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_bfad3c144305597f.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size696
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_de88b923d6820e7af2051c97d8c507bc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_4326b639aa79899b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size696
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_35870249df54369a.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size18,306
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)00:05
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_375ea31ddc864253.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size18,306
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)00:02
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_50f6ddddce25ddca7325a8a3d6e1c128_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_b47e093eb9c0197d.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,040
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_abb276bed8efb85d0460a934509b29e8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_d2205aeb47d68e10.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,040
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_f80ed7a72889959fcdc57228f41db129_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_f958253b5c550ac5.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size700
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_91a59dcd97b1a7d0.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size18,362
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)00:21
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_937d3ea194e3b389.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size18,362
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)00:06
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_3eb8ef3552429a2c64ee5f0299471e2f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_66f48f2a170407f7.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_58d112ca8c84df7b57f12ddce36fa2e9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_8bdab80c52728915.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_acdbb614e4bfc2f6679c226536a1f52f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_80dce405204614eb.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size698
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_3588a63fdf523f96.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size18,334
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)02:44
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_37604713dc844b4f.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size18,334
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)01:10
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 979492 - Last Review: July 19, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
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