Creating a service metadata submission package in Visual Studio

Use the Submission tool in Microsoft Visual Studio to create a submission package.

To create a submission package

  1. Click the Driver menu, select Device Metadata, and then select Submission.
  2. Click Add Metadata Package, find and select the metadata package, and then click Open.
  3. Confirm the Package Name and Model Name, and then select Preview if you want to preview the package.

    Note The Model Name field is the Service Provider name that is specified as part of the service metadata package.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Review the Model Name, Hardware IDs, and Experience ID.
  6. Next to Experience Name, type a name for the experience. Note This step is required for all package submissions.

  7. Next to Qualification, select This device has an associated logo or unclassified submission from the list.

  8. If the package has been submitted before, select Update Experience.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Confirm the mobile broadband provider's information by re-entering the Hardware ID information (for example, IMSI or ICCID). The plain text Hardware ID information is used by the Hardware Dashboard in the Windows Dev Center to verify the hashed Hardware IDs that are specified in the metadata package.
  11. If you haven't signed your package, follow these steps to sign it:

    1. Find your certificate file and double-click it to install it.
    2. Make sure that you install the certificate file in the user store and not the machine store.
    3. Click Launch Signature Wizard.
    4. Click Select store.
    5. Select the certificate from the dialog box. Note The file name in the Signature Wizard is what you receive after you complete the submission metadata wizard. Therefore, unless you have a specific reason, do not change the file name or path.

    6. Complete the signing process.

  12. When you're ready to submit your package, click Launch Windows Dev Center - Hardware Dashboard.

For more information about how to submit your package, see Submit a Device Metadata Package.

For more information about the devicemanifest file, see Submit a Windows Store app for Mobile Broadband.

For more information about the bulkmetadata file, see Submit a Bulk Metadata Package.

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