Windows Server Catalog FAQ
What is the Windows Server Catalog?
The Windows Server Catalog contains products that have been tested to meet a Microsoft defined test criteria on a Windows Server operating system. The Catalog enables users to search for and verify the status of tested server products.
How can I get my product listed in the Windows Server Catalog?All products in the Windows Server Catalog are tested for compatibility with a Windows Server operating system.
Hardware products must pass logo qualification testing using the Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) and test results must be uploaded to the Windows Hardware Developer Dashboard site. Hardware products that are logo certified and submitted through the Developer Dashboard for a server operating system are listed in the Catalog.
For more information on hardware testing please visit the Windows Hardware Developer Center and read the Get Started topic. For questions regarding hardware submissions on the dashboard, please contact the Windows Hardware Developer Dashboard Questions alias.
Software products must pass the automated self-test for Windows Server 2012 by taking the test at www.MicrosoftPlatformReady.com website. Passing applications will be automatically listed in the Windows Server Catalog.
How does application certification relate to upgrading my server environment?The Windows Server Catalog lists applications that have been tested on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Testing is not conducted for upgrade scenarios, such as upgrading a Windows Server 2003 environment to Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012. This is also referred to as an in-place upgrade. It is Microsoft's recommendation to check the software manufacturer's website for prescriptive guidance and technical support details prior to upgrading the operating system.
Who can I contact if I can't find my product?Please contact the Windows Server Catalog Support Team at email@example.com if you are having trouble locating your product.
Where can I find information on what the 'Additional Features' (AF) mean?You can visit the Additional Features page for definitions of the Additional Features.
Where can I find information about products that are logo qualified for client operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP?For hardware products you can visit the Windows Logo'd Products List. For software products you can visit the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. It lists the compatibility information for software products, some of which are logo qualified.
Who can I contact with questions regarding the hardware submission site?You can contact SysDev@microsoft.com for questions regarding the submission site, submission accounts and hardware submissions. For questions regarding Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 client software submissions you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org..
Who can I contact if I have additional questions about the Windows Server Catalog?Please contact Windows Server Catalog Support for additional questions about the Windows Server Catalog and the server software submission process.
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