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Question on HCK certification for Windows 2008 R2 Unclassified Device RRS feed

  • Question

  • I read from this Logo News Letter: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463647.aspx that "Systems" certified for Windows 2008 R2 are also considered certified for Windows 2008.  My question is does this apply to System level certification or would it also apply to signature only drivers?

    I think part of my confusion is that Windows Server 2008 comes in x86/x64/ia64 flavors where as Windows Server 2008 R2 is x64/ia64 only.

    If I don't need to invest the time and spend the money to certify my driver for Windows Server 2008 I would rather not.  I do plan on certifying on Windows Server 2008 R2 through the HCK.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013 2:59 PM

Answers

  • This policy applies to system certification only.  If a system is certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64), it's also granted the certification status for Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64).  This is colloquially referred to as "Down-Level" certification status.

    Drivers are granted the certification status of the OS they are actually certified against.  Down-level does not apply to drivers and devices.

    --svb

    Thursday, April 11, 2013 4:10 PM