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.

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Update information

How to obtain this update

To obtain this update, download this update from the following Windows Update Web site:
http://update.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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Update for the 64-bit editions of Windows Vista
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Update for Windows Server 2008
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Update for Windows Vista
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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 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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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 nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb959108_client_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,38622-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,40522-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,34822-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,36722-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,68022-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71322-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,38622-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,40522-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,41122-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43122-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Update-bf.mumNot Applicable2,00522-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16767_none_48e0ac03ef0db56a.manifestNot Applicable94,20822-Oct- 200804:04Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18160_none_4abfe8a3ec3a94fa.manifestNot Applicable100,23322-Oct -200817:30Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll6.0.6000.16767241,15222-Oct-200803:43x86
Portabledeviceapi.mofNot Applicable3,91214-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll6.0.6000.1676795,23222-Oct-200803:43x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mofNot Applicable3,19314-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll6.0.6000.16767160,76822-Oct-200803:43x86
Portabledevicetypes.mofNot Applicable3,09714-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll6.0.6001.18160241,15222-Oct-200803:57x86
Portabledeviceapi.mofNot Applicable3,91218-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll6.0.6001.1800094,72019-Jan-200807:36x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mofNot Applicable3,19318-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll6.0.6001.18000160,76819-Jan-200807:36x86
Portabledevicetypes.mofNot Applicable3,09718-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16767_none_a4ff4787a76b26a0.manifestNot Applicable94,23622-Oct- 200804:14Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18160_none_a6de8427a4980630.manifestNot Applicable100,26122-Oct -200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,39422-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,41322-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,35622-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,37522-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,69022-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72322-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,39422-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,41322-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server_bf~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,41922-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb959108_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43922-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
Update-bf.mumNot Applicable2,01922-Oct-200817:27Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16767_none_48e0ac03ef0db56a.manifestNot Applicable94,20822-Oct- 200804:04Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wpd-portabledeviceapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18160_none_4abfe8a3ec3a94fa.manifestNot Applicable100,23322-Oct -200817:27Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll6.0.6000.16767331,26422-Oct-200803:52x64
Portabledeviceapi.mofNot Applicable3,91214-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll6.0.6000.16767105,98422-Oct-200803:52x64
Portabledeviceclassextension.mofNot Applicable3,19314-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll6.0.6000.16767214,52822-Oct-200803:52x64
Portabledevicetypes.mofNot Applicable3,09714-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll6.0.6001.18160324,60822-Oct-200804:09x64
Portabledeviceapi.mofNot Applicable3,91218-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll6.0.6001.18000105,47219-Jan-200808:03x64
Portabledeviceclassextension.mofNot Applicable3,19318-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll6.0.6001.18000214,52819-Jan-200808:03x64
Portabledevicetypes.mofNot Applicable3,09718-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll6.0.6000.16767241,15222-Oct-200803:43x86
Portabledeviceapi.mofNot Applicable3,91214-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll6.0.6000.1676795,23222-Oct-200803:43x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mofNot Applicable3,19314-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll6.0.6000.16767160,76822-Oct-200803:43x86
Portabledevicetypes.mofNot Applicable3,09714-Dec-200722:11Not Applicable
Portabledeviceapi.dll6.0.6001.18160241,15222-Oct-200803:57x86
Portabledeviceapi.mofNot Applicable3,91218-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
Portabledeviceclassextension.dll6.0.6001.1800094,72019-Jan-200807:36x86
Portabledeviceclassextension.mofNot Applicable3,19318-Sep-200621:51Not Applicable
Portabledevicetypes.dll6.0.6001.18000160,76819-Jan-200807:36x86
Portabledevicetypes.mofNot Applicable3,09718-Sep-200621:51Not 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 Experience check 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

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Article ID: 959108 - Last Review: September 27, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
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 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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