April, 2011

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  • The NDIS blog

    TMF download page

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    Are you targeting Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012?  You don't need anything from here!  These operating systems already include all the TMFs you'll need in the PDB from the Microsoft Symbol Server. For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2,...
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    Exploring NDIS’s WMI classes

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    Getting fancy with PowerShell and WMI Last time we got our feet wet with a simple PowerShell script to query Ethernet MAC addresses. It looked easy, but of course, it requires you to know the magic WMI class name "MSNdis_EthernetCurrentAddress". How...
  • The NDIS blog

    Diagnostics with WPP

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    Industrial-strength tracing WPP is similar to DbgPrint. In fact, for NDIS.SYS, WPP and DbgPrint trace exactly the same messages. However, WPP is easier to enable and works on retail versions of NDIS.SYS. These advantages mean that WPP can be enabled...
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    Diagnostics with Event Viewer

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    Tracing made easy Starting with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, NDIS can be configured to emit certain diagnostic information to the event log.  The event log is very easy to use, and it doesn't require any special tools.  It's especially...
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    Diagnostics tools in NDIS

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    Evolving beyond DbgPrint I'd like to take a break from our series on WMI (don't worry -- more WMI is coming soon!) to respond to a recent discussion in the community. Traditionally , we've used DbgPrint to debug NDIS issues. This is convenient, since...
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    WPP and KD

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    Industrial-strength tracing in an industrial-strength debugger Last time we talked about controlling WPP from the command-line.  This is great if you need to send instructions to a customer to collect logs, or if you want to automatically enable...
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