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Unified Write Filter

Manual installation

To install the UWF manually, call Turn Windows features on or off (OptionalFeatures.exe) and select the “Unified Write Filter” feature under Device Lockdown.


Image: Installing UWF via “Turn Windows features on or off”

After the installation UWF is already configured and can be used. As a rule, however, it is advisable to make settings other than those in the default configuration. At this point you can’t avoid using either uwfmgr.exe directly or WMI, e.g. through PowerShell.

However, which settings are right for you depends on your environment and needs. There are many sources out there that make a recommendation about it. Just google or bing for it…

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