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Device Management - Signing and Staging Device Drivers in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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This guide describes how to digitally sign driver packages and stage them on a computer running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a manner that allows a user to install the package without administrative privileges.
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    1.0

    5/26/2009

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    DMI_SxS_SignStage_6.1.docx

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      Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 include features that allow an administrator to make device driver installation easier for users. You have the ability to stage driver packages in a protected area of a user's computer called the driver store. A standard user, without any special privileges or permissions, can install a driver package that is in the driver store, stored on a network folder in the DevicePath registry key, or accessible from Windows Update. These features improve the user experience and reduce help desk support costs by allowing standard users to install approved driver packages without requiring additional permissions or the assistance of an administrator. These features also increase the security of your computers by ensuring that your standard users can only install those driver packages which you authorize and trust.
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    Windows 7

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