Help With NDIS WHQL/Logo Process

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by stuff, Oct 5, 2006.

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    stuff Guest

    I have a NDIS driver that works great. I'm just want to install it
    without getting the prompts about Windows Logo Testing. I have been
    attempting to read through the documents from Microsoft on logo testing
    and WHQL but am getting lost in the multiple hundred page documents
    they provide. What I am looking for is an ordered list that I can
    follow that will explain what I need to do to get it completed. I
    found a page from Microsoft that has something like this but that is
    where it tells to download document after document...and that it is
    before I even have to buy a certificate. I also don't want to purchase
    a certificate and then find out that I can't do it with my product or I
    have to implement a bunch of features that I don't need just to conform
    to Microsoft's specification.

    If anyone can provide some guidance or has experience doing this with
    an NDIS driver that would be great. We may even be willing to pay for
    some consulting services that can perform this task for us.

    Tim C.
    stuff, Oct 5, 2006
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  2. I would email the WHQL device testing alias () and
    provide a brief description of your device along with what it and its
    driver are supposed to do.

    The advice that I got, in my situation, was just to use the
    "Unclassified" test in the new DTM -- rather than try to make my driver
    pass NDIS test.
    chris.aseltine, Oct 5, 2006
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  3. The heart of WHQL network card driver testing is NDISTest. It comes
    with the HCT Kit (Hardware Compatibility Test), which you can download.
    For details on HCT see


    See also

    If your miniport passes NDISTest, you are well prepared to get a

    Note that NDISTest does a lot of nit-picking tests. Be prepared for
    NDISTest finding lots and lots of problems in your miniport.

    Stephan Wolf [MVP], Oct 6, 2006
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    stuff Guest

    Thanks Stephan buts this takes me right back to where I get lost with
    all the 100+ page documents with which 80-90% does not apply to what
    I'm doing. I ran the NDISTest and it didn't seem to complain about
    anything but I can't find any documentation that tells me exactly how
    to run the test and what to look for. Also step number 2 in the getting
    started is buying the certificate...I really don't want to waste the
    money if I can't get my driver to pass the tests. I think getting the
    certificate so early in the process puts the cart before the horse.

    Do you have any template that I can follow that just lays out the step
    for an NDIS driver. The documents just seem overly complicated if I
    just need to run a program that tests the driver.

    Still confused,
    stuff, Oct 10, 2006
  5. Umm, sorry, NDISTest usually *does* complain about many things even in
    a certified driver. So one usually has to argue with WHQL about this
    and the other test result and/or test script.
    I already presented some links to useful information on NDISTest. My
    2003 article "Testing Network Drivers with the NDIS Test Tool" is
    somewhat outdated but should still have some useful info on how to run
    the tests (

    Understand that NDISTest *is* the tool used for the WHQL certification

    Stephan Wolf [MVP], Oct 19, 2006
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    stuff Guest

    Thanks Stephan! Your article really helped get me started with the
    NDISTest. I guess I wasn't running it correctly before because I
    couldn't find any good (and simple) directions on how to get started.
    Your help is much appreciated!

    stuff, Oct 20, 2006
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