This article is contributed. See the original author and article here.

The product submissions must be tested using the Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) for Windows Server 2022 hardware and software testing.  The kit is available at the Partner Center for Windows Hardware,


For information on how to make a submission, see

Vendors may download the Windows Server 2022 Eval version of the operating system for testing purposes here,


Vendors may also download the Virtual Hardware Lab Kit (VHLK) here,  The VHLK is a complete pre-configured HLK test server on a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). The VHLK VHD can be deployed and booted as a Virtual Machine (VM) with no installation or configuration of the HLK required.


The playlist for testing Windows Server 2022 hardware and software may also be downloaded at that location.  For Windows Server 2022, the release playlist has been consolidated for both X64 and ARM64 architecture.  The Playlist may be updated in the future, so it is best to check for new versions regularly.  


Preview versions of the OS and HLK cannot be used for certification testing or products for Windows Server 2022. 

Previous versions of the HLK to be used for testing previous Windows Server versions will continue to be available in accord with the Microsoft Product Lifecycle guidance.

Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.