6 Appendix A: Product Behavior
The information in this specification is applicable to the following Microsoft products or supplemental software. References to product versions include released service packs.
Windows Vista operating system
Windows 7 operating system
Windows 8 operating system
Windows 8.1 operating system
Windows 10 operating system
Exceptions, if any, are noted below. If a service pack or Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) number appears with the product version, behavior changed in that service pack or QFE. The new behavior also applies to subsequent service packs of the product unless otherwise specified. If a product edition appears with the product version, behavior is different in that product edition.
Unless otherwise specified, any statement of optional behavior in this specification that is prescribed using the terms SHOULD or SHOULD NOT implies product behavior in accordance with the SHOULD or SHOULD NOT prescription. Unless otherwise specified, the term MAY implies that the product does not follow the prescription.
<2> Section 3: Windows Vista supports both the initiator and sink roles. Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 support only the initiator role.
<3> Section 22.214.171.124: Windows initiator implementations always send a Connect Message (section 126.96.36.199) immediately following a Handshake Header (section 188.8.131.52), even before the sink has responded to the header.
<5> Section 3.2.3: Windows sink implementations set the Support Level field to 0x00000001. In other words, they do not support runtime diagnostics.