/DRIVER (Windows NT Kernel Mode Driver)



Use the /DRIVER linker option to build a Windows NT kernel mode driver.

/DRIVER:UPONLY causes the linker to add the IMAGE_FILE_UP_SYSTEM_ONLY bit to the characteristics in the output header to specify that it is a uniprocessor (UP) driver. The operating system will refuse to load a UP driver on a multiprocessor (MP) system.

/DRIVER:WDM causes the linker to set the IMAGE_DLLCHARACTERISTICS_WDM_DRIVER bit in the optional header's DllCharacteristics field.

If /DRIVER is not specified, these bits are not set by the linker.

If /DRIVER is specified:

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.

  2. Click the Linker folder.

  3. Click the System property page.

  4. Modify the Driver property.

To set this linker option programmatically

See Also

Setting Linker Options
Linker Options