Redistribution rights to XP RNDIS drivers,  Microsoft needs to respond.

XP has RNDIS drivers built in, and an inf file, that a hardware provider is supposed to wrap in their own inf file with the Using and Needs keywords to reference the system inf file.

However, POSReady 2009 doesn't ship with the rndis sys files,  so I want to be able to redistribute them in my msi  because the install has to be silent and remote.

When I asked Microsoft about rights to distribute, they sent me to the 'support channels' page, which bought me to this forum, so I am officially asking here for rights to redistribute these drivers:



No response from Microsoft within 3 days will be taken as implicit agreement that I have to right to redistribute them.

Thanks all

May 21st, 2015 5:20am

This really is a Microsoft legal issue. I don't see any reason why you couldn't redistribute them since it helps your application.

You might want to try talking to a Microsoft distributor who can ask the morel legal minded people at MS.

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May 21st, 2015 1:22pm


I did ask Microsoft, and they said to raise the question through a 'support channels'  link I was given, which took me to my MSDN subscription support request, which didn't seem relevant, and to this forum for POS Ready,  so here I am with my question.

If Microsoft don't answer this question with a negative in the next 2 days I will take it as implicit agreement that I have a right to distribute their drivers.    


May 22nd, 2015 3:43am

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