There are a number of forums where you can get help on Windows Device Driver questions. If you are going to ask questions, consider the following guidelines for best results. If you know of a news or email group that you think deserves to be on this list please contact the webmaster.
Describe what you are doing – Be sure you mention the type of driver and the targeted OS’s, Also, if the is a question on the WDK, include the particular WDK you are using.
Windows WDK and Driver Development Forum The forum to ask questions about Windows device driver development. Many Microsoft developers and MVP’s contribute to this forum.
Windows Hardware Testing and Certification Forum The forum to ask questions Windows hardware testing and certification processes. Questions about the tools, processes and tests will be answered by community members and the WHQL team.
Windows Desktop Winsock Kernel (WSK) Forum The forum to ask questions on kernel sockets programming.
Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) Forum The forum for asking questions on WFP, which allows applications to tie into the packet processing and filtering pipeline of the network stack.
Windows Desktop Debugging Forum Don’t get confused by the Desktop in the title, this is the place on the Microsoft forums for asking questions on using WinDBG and the Visual Studio kernel debugging support.
Hardware Development Boards for Windows Forum This forum is for question around Windows Hardware Development boards, such as Sharks Cove, Dragon Board, Minnow Board Max and other Windows compatible hardware development boards, and focuses on driver development of hardware components commonly incorporated in phones, tablets and embedded systems.
Windows Performance Toolkit Forum While not for the kernel specifically this forum is the place to ask questions on the performance tools including those that will give you insight into what your driver is doing.
Windows Desktop SDK Forum The forum for asking questions on the user space API’s. You should understand these since you should use them instead of a driver where possible, and if you have a driver you still need support and test code from user space.
Visual Studio Code Analysis and Code Metrics Forum The forum questions on Code Analysis (i.e. PreFast) which you should definitely be using in you development.
NTDEV – Windows System Software Developers List – This is the group to ask about complex Windows device driver problems. This forum is somewhat more technical than the Microsoft Windows WDK and Driver Development Forum. Be considerate and don’t ask the same question on both forums. Some senior folks will answer questions here, but do not participate in the Microsoft forum.
NTFSD – Windows File System Developers List – This is the group for file system and file system filter driver development questions. Most of the experts in the field, both from Microsoft and other firms participate in this forum.
NTTALK – Extended Discussions About System Software (particularly Windows) – This is the group for opinionated discussions about Windows. Not as technical as the other groups on this site.
WINDBG – Windows Debugger Users List – This group is on WinDBG and the integrated debugging