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Is there a build-in GUI tool for UWF RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm used to WES7 and it has a Microsoft built-in GUI for FBWF.... there was always a nice icon indicator in the task bar.

    Is there something similar for Win 10 IoT?  Or we have to make our own app?

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:35 PM

Answers

  • You have to create your own app.

    There is a simple UWF GUI tool that is discussed in my book. You can download the source files from the book site: http://www.annabooks.com/Book_SGWin10IoTE.html


    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide Windows 10 IoT Enterprise - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com


    Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 PM
  • Just to make it complete: There was an GUI for UWF in Windows Embedded 8 Standard (81. Industry: I don't know), located in the "Embedded Lockdown Manager" MMSC-Plugin.

    Unfortunately it is not present on Windows 10 IoT, but there is still the UWFMGR.EXE console application.

    • Marked as answer by Kirko7 Friday, June 22, 2018 1:50 PM
    Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:57 AM

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  • Hi Kirko,

    Please look up "Unified Write Filter" and you will likely find all of the details you need.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:05 PM
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  • Hi Kirko,

    Please look up "Unified Write Filter" and you will likely find all of the details you need.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Of course I know what UWF stands for and I have searched and I did not find anything (it's not a widely discussed topic).  That's why I asked here... a place dedicated to Win 10 IoT and where people come to ask question and help others.

    No offence, but I don't understand how basically telling me to go Google this is a helpful answer.  It defeats the entire point of this forum.  (This was a simple Yes/No question).



    • Edited by Kirko7 Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:58 PM
    Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:09 PM
  • Hi Kirko,

    I did not mean to add any confusion.  Much has changed since WES7 so looking at UWF specifically is the correct answer as your question seemed non specific.  My hope was you would try the documentation regarding UWF and come back with something more specific. When I attempted the simple search I suggested for UWF,  it gave me a link to this site https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/customize/enterprise/unified-write-filter which should have all of the details you need to attempt configuration of UWF for Enterprise.

    Specifically a thread like this asks a configuration question after attempting to implement UWF https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3bcf48e0-189e-487e-82ca-ae6c018b6578/uwf-on-windows-10-iot-enterprise?forum=WEIndustry however most WES partners leverage their Partner portal rather than the public forums as they have direct access to the Windows Team through that channel.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl




    Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:00 PM
    Moderator
  • I honestly don't know how much more specific I could have been... I simply asked if there's is a built-in GUI tool for UWF (i.e. some sort of graphical user interface similar to what WES7 has to manage UWF... instead of script).

    In any case, after research it looks like there isn't any so we will have to design our own.

    Off topic - perhaps I'm simply not aware of this, but who is the target audience of this forum?  I mean, yes, our company did get Win10IoT disk from a vendor that works directly with Microsoft but it seems like an overkill to introduce "bureaucracy" for such simple questions so that's why I though this forum is a better place.

    Thanks


    • Edited by Kirko7 Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:25 PM
    Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:57 PM
  • Hi Kirko,

    Each forum has a description that explains it's purpose and these are also available for you to find on this site.  I have copied the one for this forum for you to save you the search.

    Windows IoT

    This forum is for discussions of apps and driver development on versions of Windows that run on a variety of development boards like Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard MAX for developing smart, connected devices and IoT solutions.

    As Enterprise is basically Desktop we really don't get those questions in this forum.  As you can see, the prior link I shared was actually from a WES forum rather than Windows IoT.  That being said, we will try and help but as a Partner, you do have a targeted portal to help you.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl



    Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:48 PM
    Moderator
  • You have to create your own app.

    There is a simple UWF GUI tool that is discussed in my book. You can download the source files from the book site: http://www.annabooks.com/Book_SGWin10IoTE.html


    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide Windows 10 IoT Enterprise - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com


    Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 PM
  • Thank you for the confirmation Sean!
    Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:43 PM
    Moderator
  • You have to create your own app.

    There is a simple UWF GUI tool that is discussed in my book. You can download the source files from the book site: http://www.annabooks.com/Book_SGWin10IoTE.html


    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide Windows 10 IoT Enterprise - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com


    Thanks Sean!

    Yep, I will probably end up using your code in WPF app. Thanks!

    Friday, May 26, 2017 12:08 PM
  • The code is a starting point. It is not 100% complete, but it should get you started. Some of the UWF APIs could have better explanations.

    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide Windows 10 IoT Enterprise - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com

    Friday, May 26, 2017 2:29 PM
  • Just to make it complete: There was an GUI for UWF in Windows Embedded 8 Standard (81. Industry: I don't know), located in the "Embedded Lockdown Manager" MMSC-Plugin.

    Unfortunately it is not present on Windows 10 IoT, but there is still the UWFMGR.EXE console application.

    • Marked as answer by Kirko7 Friday, June 22, 2018 1:50 PM
    Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:57 AM