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  • Hi!

    What are the steps for WHQL drivers certification? Is there any test-cases which can be performed as 'internal' testing before the submission? What are the requirements to pass the WHQLcertification?

    TIA.
    Monday, February 12, 2007 11:53 AM

Answers

  • Most the information you want can be found at:

        http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/GetStart/default.mspx

    Testing Tools

        http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/DevTools/tools/default.mspx

    Finally, more detail on the logo program for hardware is here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/VistaLogofaq.mspx

     

    Here's an excerpt for you:

    "....All logo submissions will continue to use Winqual at https://winqual.microsoft.com. For those who have participated in the Logo program in the past, the requirements to participate are largely unchanged. However, there are a number of process changes to be aware of, including:

    All device and system testing is done by the manufacturer. All programs are self-test and do not require hardware to be sent to Microsoft. Once a submission is uploaded to Microsoft it cannot be canceled.

    Testing will use a new test harness, the Device Test Manager (DTM). Submissions for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 can still be made using the DTM.

    Technical support for problems with the tests or the DTM test harness will be handled through Customer Support Services (CSS). WHQL will continue to support problems encountered with the logo process itself.

    The Winqual Web site has completed a transformation to streamline the submission process, reducing the amount of manual data entry required.

    Test log review will be automated and the average turn-around time for logo qualification and digital signatures will be significantly reduced.

    Emphasis will be placed on customer experience, meaning WHQL will use OCA reporting to highlight problems with devices or high crash rates, which can impact future submissions and may trigger audits.

    As part of Microsoft's "Devices Just Work" initiative, the expectation is that all devices submitted will have drivers automatically available to customers through Windows Update.

    ..."

     

    Hope this helps.

    Monday, February 12, 2007 9:53 PM

All replies

  • Most the information you want can be found at:

        http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/GetStart/default.mspx

    Testing Tools

        http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/DevTools/tools/default.mspx

    Finally, more detail on the logo program for hardware is here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/VistaLogofaq.mspx

     

    Here's an excerpt for you:

    "....All logo submissions will continue to use Winqual at https://winqual.microsoft.com. For those who have participated in the Logo program in the past, the requirements to participate are largely unchanged. However, there are a number of process changes to be aware of, including:

    All device and system testing is done by the manufacturer. All programs are self-test and do not require hardware to be sent to Microsoft. Once a submission is uploaded to Microsoft it cannot be canceled.

    Testing will use a new test harness, the Device Test Manager (DTM). Submissions for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 can still be made using the DTM.

    Technical support for problems with the tests or the DTM test harness will be handled through Customer Support Services (CSS). WHQL will continue to support problems encountered with the logo process itself.

    The Winqual Web site has completed a transformation to streamline the submission process, reducing the amount of manual data entry required.

    Test log review will be automated and the average turn-around time for logo qualification and digital signatures will be significantly reduced.

    Emphasis will be placed on customer experience, meaning WHQL will use OCA reporting to highlight problems with devices or high crash rates, which can impact future submissions and may trigger audits.

    As part of Microsoft's "Devices Just Work" initiative, the expectation is that all devices submitted will have drivers automatically available to customers through Windows Update.

    ..."

     

    Hope this helps.

    Monday, February 12, 2007 9:53 PM

  • Hi,

    I need a WHQL testing tool(s) to test Network driver for windows server 2008. I saw WHQL testing tools for 2000 and XP, but I can't find tools for windows server 2008. Where I can get it? How to perform test using those tools?

    Thanks for your information.

    Thanks a lot.

    Michael S Richard
    Thursday, March 27, 2008 5:13 AM