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UWF stands for Unified Write Filter which is part of Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education.

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Can UWF be enabled for a specific user

Is it possible to enable the UWF (Unified Write Filter) for a specific user on Windows 10 IoT? The docs don't seem to mention this ability... https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/...
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Preparing UWF for Sysprep

Hopefully someone can help me out with how to properly setup/reset UWF when Sysprepping an image. I'm nearly their but there are some bumps in the road: For example when UWF is setup - not enabled - ...
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Handling NIC settings with UWF in Windows 10 enterprise

We are using UWF to protect our Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB machines which run in a kiosk mode with our own software. For the latest product, we have made a software shell/wrapper around the WMI ...
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Configure UWF via PowerShell DSC

Is there any way to configure the Universal Write Filter of Windows 10 via a Powershell DSC (Desired State Configuration)? I.e. configure exclusions, enable/disable etc. I did not yet find any DSC ...
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Windows 10 IoT Startup extremely slow when UWF is turned on

The title of the question pretty much tells what is going on. If I disable the Unified Write Filter (UWF) on my Windows 10 IoT device the startup happens without any problem. It takes at most a minute,...
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Unified Write Filter slows down applications on Windows 10 IoT

Whenever I have UWF (Unified Write Filter) enabled on Windows 10 IoT, the application that it needs to run will run way to slow. It takes like 30 full seconds for the application to open. This ...
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How to protect an external volume with UWF on Windows 10?

I'm trying to use Unified Write Filter (UWF) to protect the memory of our embedded device that runs Windows 10. The problem is that it doesn't have any internal volume, and UWF won't work with USB ...
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sysprep generalize in UWF servicing mode

How to schedule sysprep /generalize /shutdown to run in "UWF servicing mode"? (I want to keep UWF enabled in the deployable generalized image)
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what if overlay exceeds limit in Unified Write Filter(UWF)

I have read about unified write filter. The main working is that overlay is created which write the data on it instead of writing it on volume. Now i am facing a scenario that my overlay size is ...
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How much faith should I put in Unified Write Filter?

I have a requirement to create a windows build which is ultra reliable. It's possible there will be frequent power loss on the PCs which I need to try and ensure this doesn't have a negative effect on ...
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Turn Windows 10 Pro into Thin Client - Unified Write Filter

Long time reader, first poster. We use Thin Clients in the company and while they serve a role I have always wondered can we not enable the File Based Write Filter that makes a thin client (device ...
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Unified Write Filter servicing on Windows 10 enterprise not working as expected

Working with Windows 10 Enterprise, fresh image, only extra software is Notepad++, all updates applied. Now that's out of the way, we are testing Unified Write Filter (UWF), and it almost performs as ...
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Is unified-write filter part of windows 10 pro?

I just heard about unified write filter. Is it available in windows 10 pro in a non-embeded environment? how can I set it up?
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HORM with a writable partition

To achieve faster boot/shutdown times, as well as securing the data of the operating system, I wish to utilize UWF with HORM (Hibernate Once, Resume Many). However, a requirement for HORM is that ...