UWFMGR with an automatically updated clickonce application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have an automatically updated ClickOnce application on a remotely located PC which is protected by the Windows 10 UWFMGR

    I have attempted to un-protect the folder where the application is installed but as far as I can see (please correct me if I am wrong) the UWFMGR does not un-protect the contents of the sub folders.

    Since the ClickOnce application creates a new directory when it is updated I cant see how to get the application to update without disabling the UWFMGR before the update and enabling the UWFMGR after the update which is difficult to do a  remote device.

    Is there a way to un-protect a directory and it's sub-directory (even if not created yet) using UWFMGR


    Is there a way to disable the UWFMGR before updating and the enabling it after the update given that a restart is required via the UWFMGR before the is actually disabled and enabled

    Thanks all

    Monday, January 6, 2020 12:31 PM


All replies

  • Hi Mani81,
    About how to disable or enable the UWFMGR, you can execute the command to achieve it.
    More details you can refer to this document.
    [Unified Write Filter (UWF) feature]
    Best Regards,
    Daniel Zhang 


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    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:40 AM
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    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:14 PM
  • Thank you for the help,

    Given that ClickOnce applications are created in a new directory each time they are updated (Correct me if I am wrong) I cannot find any documentation in the link on how to up-rotect directories and their sub-directories (even if not created yet)

    Is there a way to un-protect a directory and it's sub-directory (even if not created yet) using UWFMGR?

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:54 PM