Customers running Windows Embedded POSReady 7 can now download two tools designed to simplify the work related to the File Based Write Filter (FBWF) and the Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) through “Enhanced Write Filter Management Tool for Windows Embedded POSReady 7.”
“The Enhanced Write Filter Management Tool has a dependency on the Enhanced Write Filter Provider. This Provider ships with all versions of POSReady7. However there is an update to the originally shipped Provider that must be installed. The updated EWF provider is available from the Download Center via KB2539566,” Microsoft reveals.
“By default the application will start on system start and will register a notification area icon. The settings, however, allow suppressing the automatic starting. The tool can be started with a command line parameter to open either the overview dialog or (for users with administrative privileges) the configuration dialog. If the tool is started with a command line parameter, the tool will exit as soon as the respective dialog is closed,” the Redmond company said.
“If the tool has registered a tray icon, hovering over the icon will show a tooltip containing the protected volumes. If a command is pending for a volume, it will be shown as well. Left-clicking on the icon or selecting “Status…” from its context menu opens the overview dialog with more detailed information about the file based write filter configuration. Users with administrative privileges or credentials can open the configuration dialog by selecting “Configure…” from the icons context menu,” added Microsoft.
Download Enhanced Write Filter Management Tool for Windows Embedded POSReady 7 from Microsoft Download Center.