WDTF System Fundamentals Testing Prerequisites

This section describes the tasks that you must complete before you test a client or server system using the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK). System Fundamentals is a collection of tests that apply to both client and server systems and must be run in addition to the system type you want to certify. Review the respective prerequisite topic for the system you are building.

General Requirements

Audio

  • Device has at least one render type endpoint connected (speakers, headphones, etc.)

BitLocker Drive Encryption

  • Disable fast boot in BIOS prior to running any BitLocker test.

CD ROM

  • Drive letter is assigned

  • Media is present in the device

  • Files are present on the media inserted

Disk

  • Disk has at least one associated volume

  • Drive letter is assigned

GPS devices

  • The device must be tested in a location where a GPS signal is available

LAN

  • Device has an IPv6 address

  • Device has an IPv6 default gateway address.

    noteNote
    If the network adapters do not have an IPv6 address, you should use the WDTFREMOTESYSTEM parameter to pass an IPv6 address that is valid on your network, such as the IPv6 address of the HCK controller.

  • Device’s network operation status is IfOperStatusUp

WLAN/WiFi devices

  • The device must be tested in a location where a wireless access point is available

Smartcard readers

  • Device has Athena T0 test card inserted

Volume

  • Drive letter is assigned

  • Media is present in the device

USB Host Controller

  • A SuperSpeed HUB should be connected downstream of each exposed port, and at least one SuperMUTT must be connected to one of these hubs.

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