Certification Test Tool Preview for Windows Server 2016


A preview of the Certification Test Tool for Windows Server 2016 available now, you can download it here. Those of you getting ready to start deploying Windows Server 2016 into your customer environments might be interested in what the tool provides. While you may not necessarily be interested in the logo certification elements of the tool, it is also recommended for customer evaluation purposes.

The Certification Test Tool for Windows Server 2016 is designed to help test your applications for compatibility and validate implementation of best practices for the Windows Server 2016 platform including Hyper-V, Server Core and Nano Server. Test Results Package generated from the test tool can be submitted as part of the logo certification program and Microsoft Partner Network competency requirements. This tool is also recommended for Customers to evaluate third party applications and for testing Line of Business applications.

Download and extract the test tool package. Navigate to the specified folder, launch the and follow directions of the wizard style tool. The Test Tool supports validation of the following Windows Server 2016 configuration options: - Windows Server 2016 in the Desktop Experience (full installation) configuration. This option requires to install and run your application locally on the machine where the test tool is installed and running Windows Server in the Desktop Experience (full installation) configuration. - Windows Server 2016 in the Server Core configuration. This option requires to install and run your application both locally on the machine where the test tool is installed and on another target machine running Windows Server in the Server Core configuration option. - Windows Server 2016 in the Nano Server configuration. This option requires to install and run your application both locally on the machine where the test tool is installed and on another target machine running Windows Server in the Nano Server configuration option.


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