A new feature, File Based Write Filter Management Tool, is now available for download for POSReady 2009.
This out-of-band feature provides an application to monitor and configure the "File Based Write Filter (FBWF)". 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.
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.
The new feature can be found on the ECE site for OEM customers. Volume License customers of POSReady 2009 can get the update from the Download Center.
The File Based Write Filter Management Tool has a dependency on the File Based Write Filter Provider for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, which shipped in March on ECE and Download Center.