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Disable driver signing permanently in a Windows 7 Unattend.xml

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What is the best way to disable driver signing permanently in a Windows 7 Unattend.xml? Is this recommended? We need this for a company that have lot of unsigned drivers. We need a solution that is supported by Microsoft.

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To do this you would need to use WAIK's SIM and configure the appropriate package when building the answer file.  You can also use the built in tool "verifier.exe" which is located in \system32\ (and can also be run from cmd line) to check for issues and otherwise manipulate drivers.  Disabling driver verification however is not recommended as misbehaving drivers (especially ones which are not WHQL certified) are very likely to cause some issues.  Also, drivers typically run with system level privileges and consequentially they can really cause some damage.  I believe the following articles may be of interest to you:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721945%28WS.10%29.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244617

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