Release of WWSAPI Beta for Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008


Updated on 10/01/2009 – This version is not available anymore. 


Great news! The Beta version of WWSAPI for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 is available now on the Connect site for Windows Networking. This release contains the same version of the runtime as in Windows 7 Beta. It is available in four languages: English, German, Japanese and Arabic. You may find the table that summarizes level of Service Packs and CPU architectures supported by this release in this announcement on the WNDP connect site. Below is the list of direct links to pages from where you can download the installers that are part of this release. 


Windows Vista RTM and SP1 and Windows Server 2008 RTM and SP1, all languages.


X86 – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16646
X64 –  
http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16648
Itanium – 
http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16650


Windows XP SP2 and SP3


X86 English – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16651
X86 German – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16652
X86 Japanese – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16653
X86 Arabic – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16654


X64 English – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16662
X64 German – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16667
X64 Japanese – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16669
X64 Arabic – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16664


Windows Server 2003 SP2 and R2 SP2

X86 English – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16656
X86 German – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16658
X86 Japanese – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16659
X86 Arabic – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16660


X64 English – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16662
X64 German – 
http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16667
X64 Japanese – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16669
X64 Arabic – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16664

Itanium English – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16670
Itanium German – 
http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16672
Itanium Japanese – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16671
Itanium Arabic – http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=16673

To report installation issues and runtime issues, please submit the feedback using http://connect.microsoft.com/WNDP/Feedback site. 

For reference documentation for the API, check out MSDN site http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430435(VS.85).aspx.

To get answers to all questions about the API and this installer, please use http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/wwsapi/threads/ forum or comment on this post. I would be glad to answer your questions.

Comments (4)

  1. Chabster says:

    Is there separate SDK available? Or I have to install the whole Windows 7 SDK to get headers and utils?

  2. NikolaD says:

    There is not a separate SDK. You need to install Window SDK for Windows 7 Beta.

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