Dashboard system submissions process simplified

The Windows Dev Center hardware dashboard site has been updated so that partners are no longer required to enter the system certification BIOS or processor information when submitting system packages. Before the update, partners had to provide this data manually, which could slow down the process and introduce errors. This information is now pulled directly from the Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) client machine gatherer.

Here are the main reasons we’ve made this change:

  • To reduce human errors in providing this information.
  • To help create an accurate set of information in the product catalogs.
  • To help streamline the submission process.
  • To reduce the need to update the Dashboard site processor list on a regular basis.

The Windows Server Catalog and Certified Products List still contains the information needed by support organizations and end users to determine whether a system is certified and supportable.

Comments (4)

  1. kukucz says:

    I did submission 20 February 2014 and it was accepted 21 February 2014.

    But in my logo verification report is only BIOS URL which was required to type manually.

    I don't see any data about bios and processor information which should be downloaded from hckx file.

    It seems that it is not working as it should.


  2. Mark Hughes says:

    By design the BIOS version and  processor detail are not being listed on the test reports.    The information is present in full detail on the server catalog at this time for server related systems.  The full detail may be added to test reports and the client catalogs in the future.     The server catalog is presenting more rich information on the actual product detail at this time.  

  3. Mark Hughes says:

    We are investigating the test reports at this time with the intention to add all previous detail that was present on the previous test reports before this change took place.  So the CPU and BIOS information will be incorporated back into the test reports in the near future.  

  4. Rich says:

    Most of the details like BIOS version etc are pulled automatically from the HCK package. Is there a table mentioning which SMBIOS fields are actually required to make all details appear correctly in the Catalog ?

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