I am creating a DCHU driver for Windows Update that must only publish a software app (which in turn downloads a custom driver for the hardware to be updated). Ie, the package that I am putting together has no need to, and in fact should not, install a kernel driver directly.
So my question is: should I be able to put together and publish an Extension INF with associative Component INF without having to also publish a Base INF? It seems that a Base INF is needed, according to: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/using-an-extension-inf-file, which says: "Every device must have one base INF...".
Ideally, what I presumed that I needed would be to publish an Extension INF and a Component INF, but not a Base INF.
Thanks for any guidance on this.