What is USRT in HVAC

HVAC glossary

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This section provides definitions of commonly used words or terms in the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (Windows HLK).


subordinate computer pool

A computer pool that is in a different ("parent") computer pool. Multiple child computer pools can be created as part of a parent computer pool in the computer pool hierarchy.

Client computer

A computer on which the HLK client has been installed. You use HLK to run tests on client computers.

Configuration order

An order that determines the value of a dimension. Configuration jobs can be run automatically to meet the restrictions of another job being run.


A three of a dimension, an operator and a value. A restriction is part of the job definition. A job can only be run on client computers that meet the job's restrictions. An order with the following restriction could e.g. b. only run on client computers that have an x86 processor. See also dimension.


A set of restrictions that are specified on an order. For example, if a job contains the restrictions "WTT \ operating system is Windows XP" and "WTT \ RAM-MB greater than 512", these two restrictions would form the context of the job. See also dimension, mixture.


A computer with the HVAC controller installed. The controller stores data on jobs, client computers, and HVAC users, and manages job scheduling.

Copy file task

A task that copies files from a remote location to the client computer.

Copy task result

A task that copies files from the client computer to a remote location.

custom dependencies

Custom relationships between tasks in a job that specify the order in which the tasks are performed.



The website that you use to submit or manage your packages as part of the Windows certification program. This site replaces winqual.

Daemon task

A task that runs either before all other tasks in a phase or after all other tasks in a phase. A daemon task can be run in parallel with other tasks.


See Viewing Compatibility Tests.

Standard pool

The computer pool , will be initially placed in the computer when the HLK client is installed.


A key-value pair that identifies a property of a client computer. For example, a dimension with the key ProcessorCount can have the value "1" on one client computer and the value "4" on another client computer.

A job can contain restrictions that indicate that the job can only be run on client computers that have a certain value for a dimension.

Show compatibility test

A test that verifies display functionality on computers that are running Windows.

HVAC administrator

An HLK user account that has administrative rights. An HLK administrator can create computer pools, create HLK user accounts, and grant permissions to the HLK user accounts.

An HLK administrator often has an account with administrative privileges on the computer running the HLK controller, but this type of account is not required.

When you install the HLK controller, an HLK user account is automatically created and your account is automatically given administrator rights.



See also execution agent (EA).

Execution Agent (EA)

A component of the HLK client that performs the tasks of a job.

Execute task

A task that performs a command line.



An attribute of a job that is used to organize jobs in a hierarchy.

In the Order Explorer, expand Nodes of the Functional Hierarchy to find orders.



A program that collects information about a client computer.

global parameter

A parameter that can be used by all jobs on the HVAC controller. With the help of- Management consoleyou can define global parameters.


HVAC client

A test computer with the HLK client application installed. You use HLK Studio to run tests on client computers (test computers).

HVAC controller

The HVAC controller stores data on jobs, client computers, and HVAC users, and manages job scheduling.

A collection of string values ​​that should provide enough information to determine whether to load a driver for a particular device.

HVAC manager

This element was formerly known as "DTM Studio". Use the HLK Manager to access the Windows Logo Kit functionality that is included with Windows HLK.

HVAC studio

The user interface for Windows HLK. You can use HLK Studio to run tests, monitor job progress, and review test logs.



A listing of Tasks that can be run on a client computer. A job describes the order in which the tasks are carried out. A job can determine conditions that a client computer must meet in order to execute the job.


Library order

A job that has been saved and can be used by another job.


Please refer local logical user.

Local logical user (llu)

A mapping of a variable to a user account on each client computer.

For example, the local logical user with the name " AdminUser "the user account" \ mydomain User6 "with the password" my ^ Password% 23 "on a client computer and the user account" mydomain \ ". User32 with the password "# MyPassword @ 97 "on another client computer.



A Client computer being a member of a computer Poolsis. Client computers that are not in the system computer pool are test clients on which you can execute jobs.

Computer pool

A virtual collection of computers, devices, or both, created by a user to help manage the testing process.

Computer group

A group of computers that play the same role in a job that requires multiple computers. For example, a job that requires more than one computer can have a client computer and a server computer.

Manual prompt task

A task that presents the user with a prompt and options and waits for the user to make a selection.

Master client

The test computer that issues commands to another test computer on a test network.


See master client.


A set of contexts specified in an order. The job can be run on a computer that matches one of the contexts. An order could e.g. b. specify a mixture that consists of two contexts. Context 1 can consist of the restrictions "WTT \ operating system is Windows XP" and "WTT \ RAM-MB larger than 512". Context 2 could consist of the restrictions "WTT \ operating system is Windows Server 2003" and "\ WTT RAM-MB greater than 1000". In this case, the mix of the job would indicate that the job can run on client computers with Windows XP and more than 512 MB of RAM or client computers with Windows Server 2003 and more than 1 GB of RAM. See also Restriction.



A container that assignments and which may contain other data required to execute the jobs. Packages are used to group, store and share orders.


A variable that provides information for a task. Global parameters are defined using the Management Console. Local variables are defined within an order. Default values ​​for parameters can be overridden when a job is scheduled.


Pushdaemon. A component of the HVAC controller that sends a job to the client computer to be run.



The information that is created when a job is run. With each instance of a job, a result is created that contains the start time, end time, and completion status of the job's tasks. all error messages a link to the log files of the job. You can find more detailed information here.

Result collection

A group of results. When you run an order, a results listing is created that contains the results of the order. If more than one instance of a job is created when executing a job, the results of all job instances are saved in a result collection. You can specify your own result collection to save the results, and you can add, change, delete, or move results in result collections.

Execute order (task)

A task that performs a library job.



See child client.


Adds an order to the list of orders that can be executed. A job that has been scheduled will run when a client computer is available that meets the job's restrictions.


A component of the HVAC controller that assigns a job to be run on a specific client computer.

Systems to be tested

The computer under test.

Child client

A computer that acts as a client on a network during the test.


See systems to be tested.



A unit of work to be performed on a client computer. The most common tasks include running a command line, copying files, or prompting the user for manual action.

Test environment

A software application used to automate tests.


Windows Certification Program

A previous program that provided hardware delivery for Windows 8.1.

Windows Compatibility Program

The new program that supports hardware delivery for Windows 10.

Windows hardware certification authority

The application provided in the previous Windows Certification Program that enables you to test your Windows 8.1 device or computer for Windows Certification. Also known as Windows HLK.

Windows Hardware Lab Kit

The kit that is provided as part of the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program. Also known as Windows HLK.


The previous web service that supported hardware delivery for Windows 7. This website will be replaced by the hardware dashboard in the Windows dev Center.