Backup you DTM database

One of the most consistent things I’ve heard from both our internal and external partners since WinHEC is the need for more and better DTM documentation.  What we can get into the product is pretty much locked down at this point.  However, that won’t stop us.  We have a number of mechanisms for getting critical…


WHQL Log Viewer available

The first DTM Power Toy is available for download.  This tool opens the packages you create to submit your drivers to WHQL letting you browse through the results and logs.  Send feedback on the tool to  If things go the way I hope this will be only the first of many DTM Power Toys.


DTMSupp to continue

When I wrote this article I expected to see a lot of complaints about moving all support to a public forum.  I had hoped to use those complaints to argue for keeping the alias.  The good news is I didn’t need that support.  The alias will continue to be available for support issues indefinitely.

Mark’s side of the announcement

Mark has posted his announcement of the acquisition to his blog.  The good news in this post is that he will still keep blogging.  Apparently the fate of the Sysinternals tools has not yet been determined.  I would like to see a number of those tools be integrated into and/or shipped with the OS. 

Sysinternals acquired by Microsoft

This schocked me.  When I’ve talked to Mark, or people who know him well, he seemed resolute about staying outside of Microsoft becasue coming in house would prevent him from doing some of the things he wants to do.  Welcome Mark.  It’s great to have your join our team!


DTM Support moving to newsgroup model

DTM support is moving to a newsgroup model which should make the increasing volumes easier to manage.  From our support team…   DTM now has a Please start telling DTM customers about this newsgroup.  We (DTM Support) will be monitoring the newsgroup to ensure timely response to customer posts.  I’ve posted a couple of…


Hardware and driver developer blog list

I have no idea how long this list has been available.  If you’re looking for Windows driver and hardware blogs this is the place to start.


DTM help docs posted for download

The current DTM CHM has been posted for download.  This is the same documentation you get in the DTM Studio today and is the best source of information on how to setup systems for and run the logo tests.

WinHEC slides

The WDK Intro slide deck from WinHEC has been posted here.  It is a nice overview of the tools in the kit with an extensive list of pointers to additional documentation.   This is a good starting point for someone new to the kit. Here is a related cnet article that came from WinHEC.