Talk:Windows File Protection/Temp

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Windows File Protection is a software utility shipped with Microsoft's Windows NT-based operating systems starting with Windows 2000.[1] The utility provides a method of repairing damage to or restoring cached versions of Windows system files.[2] This utility is replaced on Windows Vista by Windows Resource Protection.[3]

During normal operation, Windows File Protection will replace any system file it finds missing or incorrect from cached backups. Windows File Protection checks various file signatures and code signing catalogs against predefined correct versions. Any file changes which can not be replaced from the cached files will cause WFP to request the associated product installation CD-ROM. [4]

Windows File protection provides support for network administrators through Microsoft's MSRPC and terminal services.[2]

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  1. ^ "ITS Teaching and Learning: CITations #56". UNC-Chapel Hill Information Technology Services Teaching and Learning CITations. University of North Carolina. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Description of the Windows File Protection feature". Microsoft Help and Support. Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  3. ^ "About Windows Resource Protection". Microsoft Developer Network. Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Windows File Protection guide". Guides and Tweaks. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

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[[Category:Microsoft Windows]] [[Category:Windows administration]] [[Category:Windows components]]