Network Media Device Testing Overview

Note  This content applies to the Windows Logo Kit (WLK). For the latest information using the new Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK), see Windows HCK User's Guide on the Windows Hardware Dev Center.

The procedures that are presented in this section outline the process for testing your Network Media Device for correct functionality with the Microsoft Windows operating system. These procedures use the Microsoft Windows Logo Kit (WLK) and Driver Test Manager (DTM). To ensure full functionality, you must run all of the tests that DTM identifies as required for the device. If your product provides bus-specific support, you must run the appropriate bus-specific tests in addition to the standard tests.

The test procedures are divided into the following types of topics:

  • Overview: The overview topics describe the hardware, software, and tester knowledge requirements.

  • Preparing: The preparing topics describe how to configure the system or systems for logo testing.

  • Running: The running topics describe how to run the tests for your device or system.

Note   You must use the latest version of the WDK to compile your driver in order for it to pass testing and obtain a logo.

Network Media Device Tests

The tests that you need to run depend on the capabilities of the device or system that is being tested.

Run time: up to 72 hours

Hardware Requirements

The following hardware is required for Network Media Device testing. You might need additional hardware if the test device provides bus-specific support. See the test description for each bus-specific test to determine if there are additional hardware requirements.

  • The device to be tested.

  • A computer with the following:
    • One x86-based or x64-based processor with a minimum speed of 450 MHz and a WinSAT CPU score of at least 5.2
    • 512 MB of RAM
    • One AGP or PCI display adapter
  • One 17-inch monitor with at least 1024x768x24 bits per pixel (BPP) resolution

  • One display adapter/driver combination

  • One keyboard

  • One mouse (or any pointing or drawing device)

  • One IDE hard disk drive with a 4 GB capacity (minimum), and PIO-4 or DMA capability

Software Requirements

The following software is required to run the Network Media Device tests:

  • Windows 7

  • Any drivers that are not shipped with the operating system

  • The current release of the Windows Logo Kit (WLK)

Tester Knowledge Requirements

To run the Network Media Device tests, testers must know how to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Install the Network Media Device hardware

  • Install the manufacturer-supplied device driver, if necessary

  • Install the operating system from the product DVD

  • Install the WLK

This section includes:

Preparing for the Network Media Device Testing

Running the Digital Media Server Tests

Running the Digital Media Renderer and Digital Media Controller Tests

Troubleshooting the Network Media Device Testing



Build date: 9/14/2012

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