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  • Question

  • Per WHCK documentation:

    • Windows Server 2008 x86 and x64 (Certification not supported—drivers can be submitted for signing only)

    We can still use WLK 1.6 to get Windows 2008 drivers certified. However I would like to know what's going to happen when WLK 1.6 is discontinued?

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:16 PM

Answers

  • No decision has taken place on when the WLK 1.6 test kit will be retired. When the time comes it will be announced in the WHQL Newsletter numerous times in advance of retiring the WLK 1.6 test kit. After the WLK 1.6 test kit is retired certifications will only be available for Win 7, Win 8, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012.  There will be methods provided to obtain digital signatures for Server 2008, but no certifications once WLKL 1.6 does retire. 

    This posting is as is with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Mark

    • Marked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:43 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:44 PM
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5:36 PM
  • I undestand that we can use WLK 1.6 for Win2k8  driver certification until it is retired. My question was how we are going to certify W2k8 drivers after WLK 1.6  is retired?

    At the moment I'm running WHQL tests on both: WHCK for Windows 2012 and Win2k8 R2 and WLK 1.6 for Windows 2008.

    Thank you,

    Galina

    • Marked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:45 PM
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:14 PM

All replies

  • we can still use WLK 1.6 to get 2K8 drivers certified.

    please gothrough folloiwng.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whck/thread/eb09105d-a397-40be-888f-522f9a35bc53


    Krishna

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:50 AM
  • I undestand that we can use WLK 1.6 for Win2k8  driver certification until it is retired. My question was how we are going to certify W2k8 drivers after WLK 1.6  is retired?

    At the moment I'm running WHQL tests on both: WHCK for Windows 2012 and Win2k8 R2 and WLK 1.6 for Windows 2008.

    Thank you,

    Galina

    • Marked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:45 PM
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:14 PM
  • No decision has taken place on when the WLK 1.6 test kit will be retired. When the time comes it will be announced in the WHQL Newsletter numerous times in advance of retiring the WLK 1.6 test kit. After the WLK 1.6 test kit is retired certifications will only be available for Win 7, Win 8, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012.  There will be methods provided to obtain digital signatures for Server 2008, but no certifications once WLKL 1.6 does retire. 

    This posting is as is with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Mark

    • Marked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:43 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by gmelkoum Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:44 PM
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5:36 PM
  • A driver that is certified for Windows Server 2008 R2, is also certified for Windows Server 2008.  You need to focus only on certifying for Windows Server 2008 R2.

    You may use WHCK to certify a driver for both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Unless you have specific needs such as certifying your driver for Itanium platforms, I'd encourage you to migrate your workflow to using WHCK now.

    --svb

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:45 PM
  • The statement from svb only pertains to driver signing, a signature only.

    svb: "A driver that is certified for Windows Server 2008 R2, is also certified for Windows Server 2008.  You need to focus only on certifying for Windows Server 2008 R2."

     For instance, if you wanted to Logo certify a storage array with Win 2008 x86/x64 you would need to use DTM 1.6.  See image below showing what happens when you try to use HCK for 2008, it shows as signature only.  Where Win 2008R2 and 2012 show up Certified with an array.  


    • Edited by Vilvaldi Friday, December 21, 2012 9:25 PM
    Friday, December 21, 2012 9:23 PM
  • Hi Vilvaldi,

    I too having the same question as you are having.If anybody knows the answer please let me know.

    For instance, if you wanted to Logo certify a storage array with Win 2008 x86/x64 you would need to use DTM 1.6.  See image below showing what happens when you try to use HCK for 2008, it shows as signature only.  Where Win 2008R2 and 2012 show up Certified with an array.  

    Thanks,

    Chiru

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:17 AM