Pointer to a counted Unicode string that specifies a path to the driver's registry key, \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\<DriverName>, where <DriverName> is the name of the driver.
ZwLoadDriver returns STATUS_SUCCESS or an appropriate error NTSTATUS value.
ZwLoadDriver dynamically loads a device or file system driver into the currently running system.
Note If the system is running in safe mode, and the driver fails to load because it is not on the safe mode list, ZwLoadDriver returns STATUS_SUCCESS.
A minifilter should use FltLoadFilter instead of ZwLoadDriver to load a supporting minifilter.
Note If the call to the ZwLoadDriver function occurs in user mode, you should use the name "NtLoadDriver" instead of "ZwLoadDriver".
For calls from kernel-mode drivers, the NtXxx and ZwXxx versions of a Windows Native System Services routine can behave differently in the way that they handle and interpret input parameters. For more information about the relationship between the NtXxx and ZwXxx versions of a routine, see Using Nt and Zw Versions of the Native System Services Routines.
Minimum supported client
Available in Windows XP and later versions of Windows.