Preparing for Fingerprint Reader Testing

Note This content applies to the Windows Logo Kit (WLK). For the latest information using the new Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK), see Windows HCK User's Guide on the Windows Hardware Dev Center.

Before running the tests, you must configure the system and install the operating system. This section summarizes the related procedures.

For a complete list of required hardware, software, and tester knowledge, see Fingerprint Reader Testing Overview.

Many of the tests in the Windows Logo Kit require a test system to restart (often more than once) to complete a test run. The test description and the running instructions specify whether a test requires a system restart. Although these tests programmatically restart the test system, you must manually log on to the test system after each system restart so that the test run can resume.

Test system configuration

Note This content applies to the Windows Logo Kit (WLK). For the latest information using the new Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK), see Windows HCK User's Guide on the Windows Hardware Dev Center.

  1. Install the fingerprint device.
  2. Create the following test directory: [SYSTEMDRIVE]\FingerprintReaderTest
  3. Copy the adapter dlls from [SYSTEMDRIVE]\Windows\System32\WinBioPlugins for sensor, storage, and engine adapters.
  4. Using the templates below, create the configuration files for sensor, storage, and engine adapters.
    1. Name the files SensorTestConfig.xml, StorageTestConfig.xml, and EngineTestConfig.xml, respectively.
    2. Edit the sensorAdapterLib, engineAdapterLib, and storageAdapterLib fields to point to the correct adapter dlls, as copied in step 3.
    3. Edit the supportedModes and supportedPurposes fields to match device capabilities.
    4. The runOptional attribute is "false" by default. To run extra tests, change this to "true."
    5. For Storage tests, change the deviceRequired attribute to "true" if the device has onboard storage.

Engine Adapter configuration file template:

Sensor Adapter configuration file template:

Storage Adapter configuration file template:

Build date: 9/14/2012