Microsoft has again changed the Hardware Dev Center and there is a section called "File signing services" where you can "Create driver signing submission". Does anyone know if I can use this when I usually use the reseller submission of the Silabs VCP driver. The MS webpage http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=528171 didn't help me.
Although the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center website does appear to have some minor changes to its appearance and options, the essential steps to reselling the Silicon Labs CP210x VCP driver that you have customized for your product remains the same. Under either "Hardware Compatibility" or the menu option "File signing services" that you mention, you can click "Manage Submissions" to locate the appropriate re-seller submission that has been resold to you by Silicon Labs. This assumes that you are following the procedure outlined in application note "AN807: Recertifying a Customized Windows HCK Driver Package," which you can download here:
I do not believe that you need to use the "Create driver signing submission" option you mention, but rather should follow the instructions laid out in AN807. The option described in section 3.4 "Download the WinQual Tools and Windows Updates" appear to still be active on that website.
I hope this answers your question, but please let me know if you have further questions, or if you encounter problems with the driver reselling process.
I've already produced resell versions of the V6.7.2 driver. I just wondered what this new option is for. And the steps described in AN807 have changed, for example you don't just get the signed .cat file but the whole signed driver package. And I wondered if I have to produce a cab file and upload this to File signing services.
So in what format should the driver be distributed to the customer (besides Windows Update)?