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Why is Platform Ready test tool 4.0 failing on driver verifaction step for brand new Windows 2012 standard install? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In step 1 of my testing I see errors for 3 drivers. They are mpio, msdsm and RsFx0153 - as shown in the attached MS PRTT screenshot.

    To me this does not make sense,  since they all created by Microsoft and hence they should be already certified and signed by Microsoft.

    NOTE: I see possibly the following issue: the mpio.sys (Multi-Path Bus) driver and msdsm.sys - both were issued on 2006-06-21 (v. 6.2) and windows update cannot pick up any later versions. Should I apply the hotfix as suggested in this KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2718576 for Windows 2008 R2?

    Thanks / Jan

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:30 PM

Answers

  • Jan,

    Web applications can be tested through the Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool... Be aware that testing is performed on the web application not the website itself... Install the prerequisites on the web server, launch the MPR Test Tool, and then follow the wizard... The MPR Test Tool wizard will walk you through a step by step process and prompt when to install the web application, when to perform Primary Functionality, and when to uninstall the web application.

    Regarding the unsigned drivers which appear during testing, but aren't part of the web application install, these drivers are probably appearing as a result of automatic updates... Though regardless of how these drivers are appearing, they appear to qualify for a waiver in regards to the failure... More information on the Certified for Windows Server 2012 Logo program (including the waiver request document) can be found on http://www.Microsoft.com/WindowsServer/ISV... 

    Also regarding MPR Test Tool 4.1, I let the cat out of the bag a little early and the current release version is MPR Test Tool 4.0... MPR Test Tool 4.0 is perfectly fine for getting your web application Certified for Windows Server 2012... Hope this helps... Thanks...


    Jerome Otto (Windows Server Logo Team) http://www.Microsoft.com/WindowsServer/ISV WSLogoFB@Microsoft.com

    Friday, March 15, 2013 7:44 PM
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  • Jan,

    As a Best Practice we recommend that all prerequisite software is installed prior to starting a New Test with the Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool... This will remove the possibility of third party software (such as the Microsoft drivers) causing a failure in the test results.... If third party drivers/binaries are part of your application installation, and are causing failures in the test results, there is the possibility that these type of failures can be waived... More information on the Certified for Windows Server 2012 Logo program (including the waiver request document I mentioned earlier) can be found on http://www.Microsoft.com/WindowsServer/ISV... If you have further questions regarding the MPR Test Tool 4.1, or the Certified for Windows Server 2012 Logo program, contact us directly at WSLogoFB@Microsoft.com... Thanks...


    Jerome Otto (Windows Server Logo Team) http://www.Microsoft.com/WindowsServer/ISV WSLogoFB@Microsoft.com

    Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Jerome for the fast response.

    But note that our application is a web application (running on IIS) and does not install any drivers. Those 3 drivers must have been installed by some other Microsoft applications. For example, I installed (for my verification purposes only) the SQL Server 2008 Express. After this first failed MPR Test Tool 4.0 test run, I've uninstalled SQL Express. But I now suspect this may not be enough.

    It looks like this Windows 2012 OS compliance is geared more for native Windows applications and not web (IIS 8) applications.

    Are there any best practices documents/guides for using MPR Test Tool 4.x to help us verify a web application for IIS 8 (windows 2012)?

    Also you mention MPR Test Tool 4.1. But I am using version 4.0 and cannot find on Internet any download for version 4.1 (See http://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+mpr+test+tool+4.1&go=&qs=ds&form=QBRE). Does this version solve these false negative issues? If so, can you please point me to the site where I can download this 4.1 version?

    Thanks / Jan

    Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:02 PM
  • Jan,

    Web applications can be tested through the Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool... Be aware that testing is performed on the web application not the website itself... Install the prerequisites on the web server, launch the MPR Test Tool, and then follow the wizard... The MPR Test Tool wizard will walk you through a step by step process and prompt when to install the web application, when to perform Primary Functionality, and when to uninstall the web application.

    Regarding the unsigned drivers which appear during testing, but aren't part of the web application install, these drivers are probably appearing as a result of automatic updates... Though regardless of how these drivers are appearing, they appear to qualify for a waiver in regards to the failure... More information on the Certified for Windows Server 2012 Logo program (including the waiver request document) can be found on http://www.Microsoft.com/WindowsServer/ISV... 

    Also regarding MPR Test Tool 4.1, I let the cat out of the bag a little early and the current release version is MPR Test Tool 4.0... MPR Test Tool 4.0 is perfectly fine for getting your web application Certified for Windows Server 2012... Hope this helps... Thanks...


    Jerome Otto (Windows Server Logo Team) http://www.Microsoft.com/WindowsServer/ISV WSLogoFB@Microsoft.com

    Friday, March 15, 2013 7:44 PM
    Moderator
  • OK thanks Jerome. That helps.
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:25 PM