General Audio Test

This automated test verifies support for audio capabilities. The test sends intentionally invalid commands to the audio driver and expects them to be rejected. If an invalid command is accepted, the test fails. Similarly, if an invalid command generates a system stop event that is also a test failure; although no test log file will be generated.

This test is applicable to the following test jobs:

  • General Audio Test (I)

  • General Audio Test (I) - Win7

  • General Audio Test (II)

  • General Audio Test (II) - Win7

Test details

Associated requirement(s)

General Audio Tests (I) -Device.Audio.Base.KSTopologyCompliance



General Audio Tests (I & II) Win7 Windows 7 (x64) Windows 7 (x86) Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

General Audio Tests (I & II) Windows RT (ARM-based) Windows 8 (x64) Windows 8 (x86) Windows Server 2012 (x64)

Run time

~2 minutes for each test

Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: Audio Device Testing Prerequisites.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Audio Testing.

More information

Command syntax

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Runs the test.

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