Appendix C. Usage of Non-Compliant 3rd-Party Components
In some cases, and for a limited time, your application may be eligible for Certification even if it relies on non-compliant third-party database or message store components.
This exemption applies only when all of the following requirements are met:
- The only non-compliant components are database and/or message store components.
- Your organization does not have access to or permission to modify the source for these components.
- Your server application requires these components in order to run.
- You submit your application to VeriTest for server certification prior to Feb 1, 2001.
- All other components of your application pass certification testing by April 1, 2001.
- If your application has a readme, you must document the fact that your product requires non-certified components in that readme. You must also provide a link to the VeriTest Web site where your Certification Results are hosted, which is currently http://www.veritest.com/mslogos/windows2000/certification/. If your application has no readme, then you must document this prominently in your product documentation.
Important Note Databases and message stores are the only components subject to this exemption.