Windows Biometric Framework driver and component distribution

Updated: August 23, 2010

This topic describes Windows Biometric Framework (BMF) driver and component distribution in Windows 7.

This information applies to the following operating system:

  • Windows 7

In Windows 7, the following distribution channels are available for third-party WBF components, drivers, and FMAs:

  • Distribution by OEMs: OEMs can include the WBF components, drivers, and FMAs with Windows 7 computers in the factory.
  • Windows Update: IHVs are strongly encouraged to distribute the WBF components, drivers, and FMAs through Windows Update.
  • Windows Solution Center: IHVs can distribute the WBF components, drivers, and FMAs through their own Internet sites and have the Windows Solution Center point to these sites.

We recommend that vendors distribute their WBF components, drivers, and FMAs through Windows Update. This improves the serviceability and maintainability of these components in Windows 7.

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Introduction to the Windows Biometric Framework

 

 

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