File-based write filter
The file-based write filter (FBWF) is a device configuration option that you can enable and disable in the Scout Console (Setup > Hardware).
Changing the status of the write filter requires a restart of the client. So do any modifications on the configuration. For further information, see Device configuration.
The current status is shown in the systray context menu of the Scout Agent for Windows.
The write filter status is determined by the Scout Agent for Windows. If the client is not in Managed mode, the Scout Agent for Windows service is not started on the client. In this case, the context menu of the Scout Agent for Windows displays the status Write Filter: Unknown.
Alternatively, you can retrieve the write filter status from the command line running the following command as administrator: