Connected Standby Hardware Security Test

This test queries the Windows Hardware Security Testability Interface. It also scans for hardware that permits unauthenticated DMA access.

Test details

Associated requirements

System.Fundamentals.Firmware.CS.UEFISecureBoot.ConnectedStandby System.Fundamentals.Firmware.CS.UEFISecureBoot.Provisioning

See the system hardware requirements.


Windows RT (ARM-based) Windows 8 (x64) Windows 8 (x86) Windows Server 2012 (x64) Windows RT 8.1 Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 8.1 x86 Windows Server 2012 R2

Expected run time

~10 minutes






Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: WDTF System Fundamentals Testing Prerequisites.


This test returns Pass or Fail. To review test details, review the test log from Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK) Studio. If this test fails because of insecure DMA detection, please contact Microsoft to request a review process to understand the implications of this failure.

For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting System Fundamentals Testing.

Related topics

System.Fundamentals Tests



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