The SimulatorClientclass communicates with the device imaging solution simulator by using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and the named pipe. It is a wrapper around the ISimulatorServiceinterface that handles output validation and retries connections if a connection fails.

The device imaging solution simulator implements a different set of deployment statuses than Device Manager 2011. The sample device imaging component handles communication between Device Manager 2011 and a device imaging solution. Therefore, the device imaging component translates the device imaging status states reported by the device imaging solution into the status states that are expected by the Device Imaging service.

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