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This article describes an update rollup that is available for the Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) driver in Windows Embedded Compact 7. This update adds a new feature and fixes an issue.


After you apply this update, a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device recognizes a USB device that has the following interface definition:

Class: 0xE0
Sublass: 0x01
Protocol: 0x03Note To use this feature, you must enable the SYSGEN_ETH_USB_HOST variable.

Fixed issue

Consider the following scenario:

  • You run a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based image that has the SYSGEN_ETH_USB_HOST variable enabled on a device.

  • The device supports RNDIS-compatible Ethernet adapters.

  • You connect an RNDIS USB-enabled device (such as a Windows Phone device) to the first device.

In this scenario, the Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device does not recognize the RNDIS device.

More Information

Software update information

Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (January 2013) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:

Windows Embedded Compact 7 updatesThe kind of processor that each file applies to is visible in the name of each file in the "File information" section.


This update is supported only if all previous updates for this product are installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package 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.

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