Windows Internet API

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Windows Internet (WinINet) application programming interface (API) enables applications to interact with Gopher, FTP, and HTTP protocols to access Internet resources. As standards evolve, WinINet API functions handle the changes in underlying protocols, enabling these protocols to maintain consistent behavior.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Windows Internet Status

Windows Internet (WinINet) Status relates to the success or failure of application programming interface (API) calls to the WinINet API. No user action is required.