RtlGetVersion function (wdm.h)
The RtlGetVersion routine returns version information about the currently running operating system.
NTSYSAPI NTSTATUS RtlGetVersion( [out] PRTL_OSVERSIONINFOW lpVersionInformation );
Pointer to either a RTL_OSVERSIONINFOW structure or a RTL_OSVERSIONINFOEXW structure that contains the version information about the currently running operating system. A caller specifies which input structure is used by setting the dwOSVersionInfoSize member of the structure to the size in bytes of the structure that is used.
RtlGetVersion returns STATUS_SUCCESS.
RtlGetVersion is the kernel-mode equivalent of the user-mode GetVersionEx function in the Windows SDK. See the example in the Windows SDK that shows how to get the system version.
When using RtlGetVersion to determine whether a particular version of the operating system is running, a caller should check for version numbers that are greater than or equal to the required version number. This ensures that a version test succeeds for later versions of Windows.
Because operating system features can be added in a redistributable DLL, checking only the major and minor version numbers is not the most reliable way to verify the presence of a specific system feature. A driver should use RtlVerifyVersionInfo to test for the presence of a specific system feature.
|Minimum supported client||Available starting with Windows 2000.|
|Header||wdm.h (include Ntddk.h)|