Introduction to Windows Embedded Standard 7

Tailor Windows 7 to your needs! Windows Embedded Standard 7 is able to deliver the power of desktop functionality joined with the flexibility of an embedded operating system.
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(24)
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Intermediate
Updated
Jul 12, 2013
Duration
5h 1m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 12, 2013
Duration
5h 1m
Description

This course leads from the basic image creation steps using Image Builder Wizard (IBW) and Image Configuration Editor (ICE) into the advanced areas of embedded operating system development. Learn to build systems that are able to withstand harsh environments for dedicated vertical markets and secure them properly. Use embedded enabling features to boot systems directly into a custom shell application leveraging auto-logon, write-protect partitions and suppress/replace any of the Windows typical branding elements to guarantee a truly customized user experience on the device. Another focal point of the course is management and maintenance in factory and field, which help to complete a sound picture of an embedded system's life cycle. All course topics are explained using examples derived from real-world projects and are spiced with important tips, tricks and best practices.

About the author
About the author

Alexander Wechsler has been working many years doing project and partner management for customers in the enterprise and embedded market. Many of his projects turned into showcases for the successful use of modern software technology.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Creating Operating System Images
Welcome to module 2 of our Introduction to Windows Embedded Standard and Beta 7 course. In this module we're are going to have the focus on creating operating system images and the processes required to create operating system images. So we are going to have a close look at the build process, there are two options, IBW, as we already have seen, and image configuration editor and we will do a step by step walk through for both to understand that process very well. I'm also providing theoretical background information on important steps in the build process, which is for example, detecting hardware information. The build phases in the windows installation process have been named configuration passes by Microsoft and we are looking at those in detail as well. Embedded devices are distributed in a special way known as cloning. We will take some time to clarify system preparation, and the cloning process itself. After we've done the theoretical overview, I'm going to do an in depth demo on Image Configuration Editor to give you a very good insight into this very important tool for Windows Embedded Standard 7. ICE is supported by a lot of build utilities and of course it's important as well to know these build utilities, so we are going to do a drill down of the Windows Pre-installation Environment, Target Analyzer, Disk and cloning tools such as Disk Part, ImageX and DISM and the system preparation utilities Sysprep. At the end of the module we're going to do a wrap up of all the areas we have covered.

Advanced Image Handling
The last module of our introduction to Windows Embedded Standard 7 course is a pretty interesting one. Because I've prepared a lot of exciting stuff in here for you. We're going to start with fine-tuning our Kiosk System image. There's still some requirements we need to fulfill. So we want you to block unwanted keys, and we also want to have a more comfortable. And also, I notice are prone to tedious approach to build the image. Therefore we want an automatic configuration during development as well as deployment. We're also going to take a look at how to add drivers to a Windows Standard System. This is quite important because new hardware gets released much more often than the operating system software. And I'm going to show you how to add drivers into the Windows Preinstallation Environment. As well as into our new Windows Embedded Standard 7 image. I wasn't going to talk about image maintenance and here are some quite interesting ways to do update online to a running system. As well as off-line to an operating system which may reside inside a WinPE container stored somewhere on server. At the end of the module we're also going to have a glance at how to customize a Windows Preinstallation Image. Which can be a help in a lot of maintenance and servicing scenarios. And then, we're going to wrap up the course, and look at the results we've created during the last five modules.