Windows Desktop previous versions documentation

This section contains documentation for older versions of the Windows Desktop guides. Some articles cover deprecated or superseded technologies, and some cover niche subject areas that you may still find interesting.

DirectInput

DirectX 9.0 for Managed Code

DirectSound

Windows RSS Platform

Welcome to the MMC 3.0 Guidelines

Microsoft.ComputeCluster

Mobile PC

Distributed Transaction Coordinator

Microsoft OLE DB

Removable Storage Manager

Real-time Communications (RTC) Client

Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) 5.3

Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) 5.4

Microsoft UDDI SDK

UDDI Class Library

Assistance Platform 1.0 Client SDK

Windows Data Access Components SDK Overview

Windows SideShow

Microsoft HPC Pack SDK

Network Direct SPI

Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

Windows Media Services 9 Series

Windows Server Update Services

XmlLite

MSXML

XPS Documents

Extensible Storage Engine

Input Feedback Configuration

Microsoft Management Console 2.0

Windows Mixed Reality

Host Guardian Service WMI Provider

Help API

Gaming Device Information

Game Mode

Data Deduplication API

Debugging and authoring support

CIMWin32a Provider

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

Windows Storage Management API

Settings Management Infrastructure (SMI)

Automation

Application inventory classes

Indexing Service

Dfsncimprov Provider

Distributed File System

Dynamic Access Control developer extensibility

Failover Cluster Aware Patching MI Provider

Application Proxy WMI Provider

Unmanaged C++ Version of the AXE API Microsoft.Assessments Microsoft.Assessments.Hosting

Microsoft.Assessments.Runtime

AllJoyn API

Windows Movie Maker 6.0 and Windows DVD Maker 1.0 SDK

Windows Media Library Sharing Services

DFS Provider

WMI IP Route Provider

Shadow Copy Provider

Windows Desktop Sharing

Active Directory Rights Management Services SDK

Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows Server Backup

Job Object Provider

Ping Provider

Disk Quota Provider

Still Image

Active Directory Rights Management Services Scripting API

Windows Data Access Components WMI Provider

VPNClientPSProvider Provider

XML HTTP Extended Request

Windows Firewall Technologies

Function Discovery

File Server Resource Manager

Active Directory Provider

Boot Configuration Data WMI Provider

Picture Acquisition

Avoiding Automatic Refresh

Direct Manipulation

Common Log File System

BITS Provider

ADO.NET Diagnostics Provider

MS-CHAP Password Management API

DnsServerPSProvider Provider

ASP.NET WMI Provider

Failover Clustering Hyper-V WMI Provider

Windows Messaging (MAPI)

Windows Contacts

Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) Server WMI Provider

Delivery Optimization (DO)

Failover Clustering Storage QoS Provider

Microsoft Rights Management SDK 4.2

Failover Cluster WMI Provider

Microsoft HTML Help 1.4

Event Log Provider

Directory Services Data Exchange

Failover Cluster WMI Provider Extensions

WPF Bitmap Effects

WIA Automation

WhqlProvider Provider

Windows 8 and 8.1 Technologies

NetBIOS

NetAdapterCim Provider

MsNetImPlatform Provider

ManagementTools Registry WMI Provider

DhcpServerPSProvider Provider

Windows Defender WMIv2 APIs

Command Line

Storage Volume Provider

User State Management Provider

UserProfileProvider Provider

User Access Logging

Title Callable UI

ServerManager.DeploymentProvider Provider

Operation Recorder

Packaging

Extensible Authentication Protocol Host

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

DcbQosCim Provider

iSCSI Target Server Provider

iSCSI Discovery Library API

IrDA

Pointer Device Input Stack

Interaction Context

Get Connected Wizard API

Gateway Health Monitor WMI Provider

Event Tracing Management WMI Provider

Enhanced Storage

DnsClientPSProvider Provider

Device Access API

Windows Clustering

Distributed File System Replication

Windows Server Storage Management (MsftStrgMan) Provider

Distributed Transaction Coordinator WMI Provider

Hardware Counter Profiling

Group Policy Management Console

Extensible Authentication Protocol

Dnsclientcim Provider Classes

NetTCPIP Provider

NetSwitchTeam Provider

Windows Product Activation Provider

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

Touch Injection

Touch Hit Testing

Ink input

File Management API (FMAPI)

Glossary

Offline Files

Windows Mail (formerly Outlook Express)

windowsnumerics.h APIs

Network Access Protection WMI Provider

MultiPoint Services

Management Information Base

Windows Server Manager WMI provider

Magnification API

Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP)

Kernel Trace Provider

DSML Services for Windows

Fax Service

RAServerPSProvider Provider

RAMgmtPSProvider Provider

Physical Computer System View Provider

Media Transport Controls

Mobile Device Management Settings Provider

Pointer Input Messages and Notifications

Input Source Identification

Radial controller input

XAML Diagnostics

Storage Replica Provider

Windows Network Virtualization

OOBE APIs for setup state and notification

Quality of Service (QOS)

Process Snapshotting

Power Meter Provider

IPMI Provider

Network Load Balancing Provider

Rights Management SDK 2.1

Mobile Device Management Application Provider

Windows Address Book

Windows Installer Provider

Windows Color System

Removable Storage Manager

Remote Assistance

NetWNV Provider

NetTtCim Provider

NetNcCim Provider Classes

Management Tools Task Manager WMI Provider

Shielded VM Provisioning WMI Provider

Windows Sidebar

Smart Card API

Performance Logs and Alerts

Network Controller Server WMI Provider

Shielded VM Provisioning Service WMI Provider

Microsoft Virtual Server

Microsoft TV Technologies

Windows Troubleshooting Platform

Security Provider

ReliabilityMetricsProvider Provider

NetQosCim Provider

Policy Provider

NetShell

NetDaCim Provider

Windows Messenger

Windows Genuine Advantage API

Software License Provider

Spell Checker API

System Registry Provider

Power Policy Provider

Net Event Capture WMI Provider

Msft_ProviderSubSystem Provider

Session Provider

SMB Management API

Software Licensing Classes for Windows Vista

Software Licensing API

Remote Differential Compression

NetPeerDist Provider

Hyper-V WMI Provider

Trustmon Provider

Work Folders

Software Inventory Logging

WFasCim Provider

Direct3D Diagnostics Capture Interface Portal

Windows Management Infrastructure (MI)

Tiles, badges, and notifications for Classic desktop applications

WPD Automation Object Model

Win32ClockProvider Provider

XblIdpAuthManager

Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA)

Distributed Transaction Coordinator WMI Provider

Windows Clustering

Magnification API

Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP)

Avoiding Automatic Refresh

Device Access API

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

File Management API (FMAPI)

Input Feedback Configuration

Directory Services Data Exchange

Function Discovery

File Server Resource Manager

Direct Manipulation

Common Log File System

ADO.NET Diagnostics Provider

XML HTTP Extended Request

Windows Movie Maker 6.0 and Windows DVD Maker 1.0 SDK

DFS Provider

Active Directory Rights Management Services SDK

DnsServerPSProvider Provider

Windows Defender WMIv2 APIs

Data Deduplication API

Command Line

Failover Cluster Aware Patching MI Provider

Application inventory classes

Quality of Service (QOS)

Management Information Base

Windows Server Manager WMI provider

Group Policy Management Console

Get Connected Wizard API

Event Tracing Management WMI Provider

Enhanced Storage

Active Directory Provider

ASP.NET WMI Provider

Windows 8 and 8.1 Technologies

DhcpServerPSProvider Provider

Boot Configuration Data WMI Provider

Unmanaged C++ Version of the AXE API

Fax Service

Dfsncimprov Provider

Distributed File System

Debugging and authoring support

DcbQosCim Provider

CIMWin32a Provider

Picture Acquisition

RAMgmtPSProvider Provider

ReliabilityMetricsProvider Provider

iSCSI Discovery Library API

IrDA

Radial controller input

Pointer Device Input Stack

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Distributed File System Replication

Dynamic Access Control developer extensibility

BITS Provider

AllJoyn API

Packaging

Failover Cluster WMI Provider

Application Proxy WMI Provider

WPF Bitmap Effects

WFasCim Provider

Physical Computer System View Provider

Automation

Active Directory Rights Management Services Scripting API

Failover Clustering Hyper-V WMI Provider

Microsoft HTML Help 1.4

Delivery Optimization (DO)

Failover Clustering Storage QoS Provider

Indexing Service

DSML Services for Windows

Dnsclientcim Provider Classes

Failover Cluster WMI Provider Extensions

NetTCPIP Provider

NetSwitchTeam Provider

Help API

Hardware Counter Profiling

Gaming Device Information

Game Mode

Extensible Authentication Protocol

DnsClientPSProvider Provider

Windows Firewall Technologies

Event Log Provider

Glossary

Extensible Authentication Protocol Host

WIA Automation

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

Kernel Trace Provider

Host Guardian Service WMI Provider

Gateway Health Monitor WMI Provider

iSCSI Target Server Provider

Touch Hit Testing

Input Source Identification

Ink input

Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) Server WMI Provider

Interaction Context

Job Object Provider

Ping Provider

Tiles, badges, and notifications for Classic desktop applications

IPMI Provider

Touch Injection

Rights Management SDK 2.1

Pointer Input Messages and Notifications

Windows Installer Provider

Windows Product Activation Provider

Microsoft Management Console 2.0

Windows Mixed Reality

Mobile Device Management Application Provider

Hyper-V WMI Provider

Storage Volume Provider

Trustmon Provider

Title Callable UI

NetShell

Mobile Device Management Settings Provider

Media Transport Controls

Microsoft TV Technologies

MS-CHAP Password Management API

Windows Server Storage Management (MsftStrgMan) Provider

Microsoft Rights Management SDK 4.2

NetPeerDist Provider

Shielded VM Provisioning WMI Provider

Software License Provider

Remote Differential Compression

Shielded VM Provisioning Service WMI Provider

Microsoft Virtual Server

Windows Network Virtualization

OOBE APIs for setup state and notification

Windows Desktop Sharing

ManagementTools Registry WMI Provider

NetQosCim Provider

Software Licensing Classes for Windows Vista

Software Inventory Logging

Software Licensing API

Policy Provider

Management Tools Task Manager WMI Provider

Windows Subsystem for Linux

Win32ClockProvider Provider

SMB Management API

MultiPoint Services

Windows Server Backup

WPD Automation Object Model

Offline Files

NetNcCim Provider Classes

Network Access Protection WMI Provider

Network Controller Server WMI Provider

Windows Messaging (MAPI)

Windows Contacts

Removable Storage Manager

NetWNV Provider

MsNetImPlatform Provider

NetAdapterCim Provider

Windows Sidebar

Net Event Capture WMI Provider

NetBIOS

Smart Card API

Process Snapshotting

NetDaCim Provider

XblIdpAuthManager

XAML Diagnostics

Windows Media Library Sharing Services

Disk Quota Provider

NetTtCim Provider

WMI IP Route Provider

Windows Management Infrastructure (MI)

ServerManager.DeploymentProvider Provider

Remote Assistance

windowsnumerics.h APIs

Windows Mail (formerly Outlook Express)

Performance Logs and Alerts

Operation Recorder

Windows Messenger

Windows Genuine Advantage API

System Registry Provider

Power Meter Provider

Storage Replica Provider

UserProfileProvider Provider

User Access Logging

Work Folders

Settings Management Infrastructure (SMI)

Power Policy Provider

RAServerPSProvider Provider

Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA)

Security Provider

Msft_ProviderSubSystem Provider

Session Provider

WhqlProvider Provider

Still Image

Spell Checker API

Windows Storage Management API

Windows Troubleshooting Platform

User State Management Provider

VPNClientPSProvider Provider

Windows Address Book

Direct3D Diagnostics Capture Interface Portal

Network Load Balancing Provider

Shadow Copy Provider

Windows Data Access Components WMI Provider

Windows Color System

Forefront 2010

Forefront 2010 R2