windows 8/server 2012 unsigned driver hell no more.

So I have this nice new computer that I built with a asus p9x79 motherboard. I wanted it to become a 2012 server for some stuff. After loading the OS I found out that the nic is “incompatible” seeing intel thinks that its a desktop board and should not be used in a server. I went looking though the inf file and found out that it was ignoring the hardware id’s.

ExcludeFromSelect = \

Well this sucks…. lets fix it.

I then removed the exludefromselect and the two lines fallowing it.

went to install the modified driver and ended up with image

well at least I know its ok :). Now lets fix the catalog’s hash.

A hunt on google told me I needed inf2cat so lets download it here.

inf2cat /driver:”C:\Driver” /os:8_X64

My new catalog was created :).
went and tried installing my new driver once again and Damm :(… digital signature is missing wtf???? how the hell am I going to fix that I thought.

A little more searching found out we can make a self signed cert and attach it to a driver “he he”…. nice try Microsoft…..

So lets get this sucker signed. download here

makecert -r -n "CN=Intelnic" -pe -ss MyCertStore -sr LocalMachine

Now I needed to export this cert with its private key so we can import it into “Trusted Root CAs” and “Trusted Publishers” on my local machine I was creating the driver and also on the target machine I wanted to install my driver at :).

Now that we have it imported lets sign this sucker.
signtool sign /s MyCertStore /n "Intelnic" /t "C:\Driver\"

Went back to my server installed the cert int trusted root cas and trusted publishers hey look my nic now works :).

it works

Thanks Microsoft for making a “secure” os that has to have drivers that are signed … but wait…. I just made it my self o well there went that idea….

March meeting madness!

The March meeting was no let down, we had lots of people and as always great demos. Ngharo got it started with a make your own pringles can cantenna. 9 luck attendees got to make and take home their own cantenna!  Then he kept it going with a quick demo of radio Mobile and how to use it to make a long range wireless mesh network. Then the professor gave a demo on metasploit using a java exploit to root a windows box. dw5304 took over and gave a little demo of a hacked xbox360 and using a laptop to control everything the console does. Here are some pictures from the meeting. Congrats to uberushaximus for winning 100 free hours to AOL high speed!!

bucketworks PA project

Earlier last week I ended up making a new pa system for Bucketworks. Now what most people will not realize is everything at Bucketworks is hacked to gather and this is no different. I was asked to make a low power radio system for notifying people within Bucketworks for people at the door and other uses, seeing we would need to file for an fcc licence i decided to go another route and the Bucketworks pa project was born.

during our wondering around at Bucketworks we (paul,eli,and I) have come across manly things one of them things was an old pa speaker and I got to thinking does it still work? I ended up wiring one up to an amp, we found in the basement along with a old audio mixer seen below after finding out we had a bad 1/4″ cable.

and low and behold it worked.

The next step was to figure out where all the rest of the speakers were located and where to run the wires back to the server room where we were going to store the audio equipment. we ended up finding a total of 5 speakers wired them in and played some Pandora over the new pa system. I had to modify a cable to go from the “server” to the audio board.

I then set to making the Bucketworks pa bot. This bot is a windows client that logs in into an irc channel and organically just sent text to a text to speech function over the sound board. I expanded it to authenticate, noaa weather warnings, play music, tell the time and a few other functions.

After showing it to a few guys we ended up hearing this and we all started laughing.

and the Bucketworks pa project was complete.
If there is any interest i will upload the code if it is wanted.