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The Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) for Windows Server 2022 hardware and software testing for Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (WHCP) is now available at the Partner Center for Windows Hardware, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/hlk/.
The updated version of the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK), along with updated playlist for testing Windows Server 2022 hardware, may be downloaded at that location. The Playlist may be updated in the future, so it is best to check for new versions regularly.
Vendors may download the Windows Server 2022 Eval version of the operating system for testing purposes here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2022-preview
Vendors may also download the Virtual Hardware Lab Kit (VHLK) here, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/hlk/.
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 required.
As with previous releases of the HLK or VHLK, this version is intended for testing for Windows Server 2022. Earlier, or preview, versions of the OS and HLK cannot be used for testing Windows Server 2022. Previous versions of the HLK to be used for testing previous Windows Server versions remain available from the Hardware Dev Center.
Windows Server 2022 WHCP Playlist
For Windows Server 2022, the release playlist has been consolidated for both X64 and ARM64 architecture.
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