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POS Device Manager (POS for .NET v1.12 SDK Documentation)

2/27/2008

With Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS), you can manage your POS devices in various ways, including:

  • Adding and deleting POS devices from computers (non-Plug and Play devices only).
  • Listing POS devices and/or Service Objects for particular computers.
  • Configuring a WEPOS Service Object (SO) to run for a particular device port (non-Plug and Play devices only).
  • Setting a default device for a POS device class.
  • Preventing a Service Object from running for a device.
  • Assigning a logical name by which a POS application can access the Service Object for a device.

POS devices are managed via a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider installed on the POS device host as part of the WEPOS installation. Instructions in this Guide assume that you have already installed WEPOS.

You can access this WMI provider through the WMI API or by using the command-line tool included in WEPOS, POSDM.EXE.

Changing Windows Firewall Settings to Enable Remote Device Management

Describes how you can manage devices remotely through your firewall.

Using the WMI API to Manage Devices

Describes how to use WMI tools to manage your POS devices.

Using Visual Studio .NET Management Extensions and the WEPOS WMI Management Classes

Describes how to use Visual Studio and the WEPOS WMI management classes with your POS devices.

Using the POS Device Manager Command-Line Tool

Demonstrates how to use the POSDM command line to enable remote device management.

POS for .NET v1.12 Features

Provides a high-level overview of the POS for .NET architecture.

Developing a POS Application

Outlines POS for .NET key concepts and features that are useful to programmers developing POS applications.

Developing a Custom Service Object

Demonstrates how to create POS for .NET applications which use Service Objects to communicate with hardware devices.

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