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Jürgen Glogau 21 Reputation points

We would like to use and share a command line program (devcon.exe, tool from the Windows Driver Kit) with our software to easily "eject" our USB devices. The question is, can we distribute this single programme without the whole WDK with our software? Is this possible from a licensing point of view? The software itself is free of charge, provided with our devices. Would a reference to the Microsoft licence conditions suffice?

Many greetings

Jürgen Glogau

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  1. Doron Holan 1,721 Reputation points

    I am not a lawyer. The WDK license does not allow you to redistribute files and binaries that it installs. The source for devcon in on github, you can compile it on your own and rename it. Or better, just take the relevant source that ejects a device and create your own utility.

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  1. Jürgen Glogau 21 Reputation points

    Thank you, thats helps.

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