Category Archives: Windows 7

Windows 7 Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)

With all the new advanced features appearing in the latest vendor hardware, you may be finding issues with your image deployments when it comes to installing device drivers.

Late last year Microsoft released version 1.11 of the Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) which is the backbone of many newer device drivers today.  If you have SOE images built prior to this release you have an earlier KMDF embedded in the image, and if you use driverless images you’ll probably find many devices are not functioning at the end of your imaging process.  The fix is to either: Continue reading Windows 7 Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)

Speeding up login times – Group Policy v’s Branded IE

This is the age-old issue of balancing the need to get log in times as quick as possible v’s keeping the M in MOE.  The Environment can be managed to the ‘nth degree but each extra tweak comes at the expense of an extra micro second at login.

For me Management is key as I look after around 3500 student facing and lecture theatre PCs.  Continue reading Speeding up login times – Group Policy v’s Branded IE