An update is available that disables the collection and transfer of Software Quality Metrics data by the Windows Portable Device (WPD) API

Article ID: 959108 – Last Review: November 25, 2008 – Revision: 1.1

An update is available that disables the collection and transfer of Software Quality Metrics data by the Windows Portable Device (WPD) API

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INTRODUCTION

The Windows Portable Device (WPD) API collects and transfers a large amount of Software Quality Metrics (SQM) data to Microsoft servers. The SQM data is collected only on an opt-in basis through the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program. To decrease the overall amount of SQM data that is uploaded to Microsoft servers, an update that disables the collection and transfer of SQM data is available.

This update affects Windows Vista-based computers, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computers, and Windows Server 2008-based computers that are in the Microsoft Windows Media Player Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Note This update does not apply to Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems.

MORE INFORMATION

Update information

How to obtain this update

To obtain this update, download this update from the following Windows Update Web site:

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com)

Or, download this update from the Microsoft Download Center. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008
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Download the Update for the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=14CBB74F-9120-402A-8347-C5066FCD0D27)

Update for the 64-bit editions of Windows Vista
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Download the Update for the 64-bit editions of Windows Vista package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9BD6E9C9-F9EF-4A6A-921E-CAE0973F9261)

Update for Windows Server 2008
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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2B35ED7E-C352-4248-B409-A00C341F39C5)

Update for Windows Vista
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Download the Update for Windows Vista package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1EDFB00E-1963-45FC-918C-514925D10E71)

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591  (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows Media Player installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

x86 editions of Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows Server 2008
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16767_none_a4ff4787a76b26a0.manifest Not Applicable 94,236 22-Oct- 2008 04:14 Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18160_none_a6de8427a4980630.manifest Not Applicable 100,261 22-Oct -2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,394 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,413 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,356 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,375 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,690 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,723 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,394 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,413 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,419 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,439 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Update-bf.mum Not Applicable 2,019 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16767_none_48e0ac03ef0db56a.manifest Not Applicable 94,208 22-Oct- 2008 04:04 Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18160_none_4abfe8a3ec3a94fa.manifest Not Applicable 100,233 22-Oct -2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll 6.0.6000.16767 331,264 22-Oct-2008 03:52 x64
Portabledeviceapi.mof Not Applicable 3,912 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll 6.0.6000.16767 105,984 22-Oct-2008 03:52 x64
Portabledeviceclassextension.mof Not Applicable 3,193 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll 6.0.6000.16767 214,528 22-Oct-2008 03:52 x64
Portabledevicetypes.mof Not Applicable 3,097 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll 6.0.6001.18160 324,608 22-Oct-2008 04:09 x64
Portabledeviceapi.mof Not Applicable 3,912 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll 6.0.6001.18000 105,472 19-Jan-2008 08:03 x64
Portabledeviceclassextension.mof Not Applicable 3,193 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll 6.0.6001.18000 214,528 19-Jan-2008 08:03 x64
Portabledevicetypes.mof Not Applicable 3,097 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll 6.0.6000.16767 241,152 22-Oct-2008 03:43 x86
Portabledeviceapi.mof Not Applicable 3,912 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll 6.0.6000.16767 95,232 22-Oct-2008 03:43 x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mof Not Applicable 3,193 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll 6.0.6000.16767 160,768 22-Oct-2008 03:43 x86
Portabledevicetypes.mof Not Applicable 3,097 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll 6.0.6001.18160 241,152 22-Oct-2008 03:57 x86
Portabledeviceapi.mof Not Applicable 3,912 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll 6.0.6001.18000 94,720 19-Jan-2008 07:36 x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mof Not Applicable 3,193 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll 6.0.6001.18000 160,768 19-Jan-2008 07:36 x86
Portabledevicetypes.mof Not Applicable 3,097 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows Server 2008
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Package_for_kb959108_client_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,386 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,405 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,348 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,367 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,680 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,713 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,386 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,405 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,411 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,431 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
Update-bf.mum Not Applicable 2,005 22-Oct-2008 17:27 Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16767_none_48e0ac03ef0db56a.manifest Not Applicable 94,208 22-Oct- 2008 04:04 Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18160_none_4abfe8a3ec3a94fa.manifest Not Applicable 100,233 22-Oct -2008 17:30 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll 6.0.6000.16767 241,152 22-Oct-2008 03:43 x86
Portabledeviceapi.mof Not Applicable 3,912 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll 6.0.6000.16767 95,232 22-Oct-2008 03:43 x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mof Not Applicable 3,193 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll 6.0.6000.16767 160,768 22-Oct-2008 03:43 x86
Portabledevicetypes.mof Not Applicable 3,097 14-Dec-2007 22:11 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll 6.0.6001.18160 241,152 22-Oct-2008 03:57 x86
Portabledeviceapi.mof Not Applicable 3,912 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll 6.0.6001.18000 94,720 19-Jan-2008 07:36 x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mof Not Applicable 3,193 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll 6.0.6001.18000 160,768 19-Jan-2008 07:36 x86
Portabledevicetypes.mof Not Applicable 3,097 18-Sep-2006 21:51 Not Applicable

The WPD API in Windows Server 2008 is installed together with the Desktop Experience feature. By default, the WPD API is not installed.

To use Windows Media Player, the Desktop Experience feature must be installed. To install the Desktop Experience feature, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the console tree, click Features, and then click Add Features.
  3. In the details pane, click to select the Desktop Experiencecheck box.
  4. Click Next, and then click Install.
  5. Restart the computer to complete the installation.

For more information about the Customer Experience Improvement Program, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/products/ceip/en-us/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/products/ceip/en-us/default.mspx)

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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