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Differentiating Between Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded with MAP Tool RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have a customer who has multiple Windows XP Embedded Thinclients.  When he runs the MAP tool they show up as Windows XP devices.  I have personally not seen this yet since he hasn't shared the MAP data yet but does anyone know if the MPA tool can differentiate between Windows XP desktops and Windows XP embedded Thinclients or are they all lumped together?  Does the MAP tool show for example versioning that might help differentiate?   Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:24 PM

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  • When queried by MAP, the WMI service in the Windows XPe machines are reporting back as “Microsoft Windows XP Professional” and since MAP can only report what WMI tells it, that is what shows up in the reports. This is an artifact of Windows XPe because it starts out as a full version of XP Pro and then each OEM can choose what parts they want to remove, if any. If the OEMs don’t modify the WMI class to show the product as XP Embedded, it will continue to show up with its original description of Windows XP Professional.



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