usb filter driver - constant serial number

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Goran Grdakovic, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Hi, i am new to whole driver develompent so i would like some pointers. I'm
    trying to make my UBS printers (same vendorid and productid, different serial
    number) to be detected as one ie. my idea is to set serial number to constant
    value. Something like IgnoreHWSerNumXXXXXXXX registry key but that method is
    not good enough for me because when i plug printer into another usb port,
    windows detects it as new device. So, I would like to know it this possible
    and how. Thanks in advance.
    Goran Grdakovic, Dec 17, 2006
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  2. Why do you want to do this? So you don't get the hardware wizard?
    Just get your drivers signed.
    chris.aseltine, Dec 19, 2006
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  3. I'm working on POS terminal running XP Embedded (custom shell, no windows
    installer and other limitations). System currently supports several different
    printer models and I'm trying to build master image, that when cloned to all
    other terminals, would enable easiest way to replace broken printer. My idea
    was to install one instance of printer per model and make one of then
    default. When that printer stops functioning, service guy brings new printer
    and just replace it, if new printer is different model then set that model as
    default. My wish is to make that system as much as possible fool proof.
    Goran Grdakovic, Dec 19, 2006
  4. default. When that printer stops functioning, service guy brings new printer
    Looks like the additional efforts of the service guys with driver installation
    costs much lesser then developing the USB bus filter :)
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Dec 19, 2006
  5. Goran Grdakovic

    Pavel A. Guest

    A good ( = clean, simple, quick ) solution IMHO is
    a. Using IgnoreHWSerNumXXXXXXXX
    b. Instructing the service people to connect the replacement printer exactly to same port.
    Making this point fool-proof ( leave only one port accessible, etc).

    Pavel A., Dec 20, 2006
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