Unifying the Discovery Process
[Function Discovery is available for use in the following versions of Windows: Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.]
One of the most powerful features of Function Discovery is the unification of discovery across the following aspects:
- Hardware (directly connected or across the network)
- Legacy discovery systems
The Function Discovery API performs two main functions:
- Queries for one or more function instances. Providers return information that is used to respond to the client queries.
- Sends notifications to clients.