DISMUI has been updated to fix some issues when installing Feature Packages in Offline Mode.
For bigger packages there was a need to create a scratch directory. DISMUI 220.127.116.11 is now creating a temporary scratch directory to solve the issue. This directory will be removed afterwards.
A new version of DISMUI is now available. The new version features enhanced support for POSReady 7.
The following features have been added:
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 allows you to add and remove features at any time. Feature Packages must be added while the system is offline – therefore the easiest way to do this is to boot from the POSReady 7 DVD.
Here is a short guide how to add feature packages very easily.
Alternatively you can use our free tool DISMUI to complete these steps automatically via a graphical user interface.
Removing Feature Packages is much easier than adding them as this can be done directly in the running system.
DISMUI can be used as an easy to use replacement for the DISM command line. Since version 1.4.1 DISMUI also support POSReady 7.
To modify your POSReady 7 image just insert the POSReady 7 DVD containing the Distribution Share (DS) and launch DISMUI.
The tool will show you immediately which features are currently installed on the system.
If you uncheck a feature it will be removed from the system.
Please note that Microsoft only supports adding features to the system when it is offline.
This means that you should boot from the POSReady 7 setup DVD and add features from there while the image is not running.
You can also use DISMUI there however since DISMUI needs the .NET Framework to run you will need to do additional preparation work once.
I have already described how to make DISMUI portable using the open source implementation of .NET called Mono. Here is an adapted guide especially for POSReady 7:
You can now use the USB key containing DISMUI and Mono to run the tool within the POSReady 7 setup environment.
For this boot you POSReady 7 setup DVD and press Shift+F10 at any time.
Navigate to your USB key and launch the previously created batchfile or shortcut.
Within DISMUI select the “Offline” option and enter the path to your POSReady 7 image.
Now you can add features easily by just following the wizard.
We have launched our new version of Server Wizard on our new embeddedserver.eu website. Server Wizard is a tool that allows you to find an embedded server that suits your needs very easily and quick.
To find your server all you need to do is answer a few questions and the application will show you matching server results.
If you get more than one item within a group please be more specific to reduce the results. You can choose between one of the items within a group – all of these items support the features that you have selected.
The Server Wizard 2.0 can be found on www.embeddedserver.eu/find
Find out more about Windows Embedded Servers on our new dedicated embeddedserver.eu website.
The sites target is to help you to find the correct server product and give you basic information about what embedded servers are and for what purpose you can use them.
Microsoft has released POSReady 7 and it is now available to order. An evaluation version of POSReady 7 is already available for download from the Microsoft Windows Embedded website: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads/download-windows-embedded-posready-7.aspx
The new POSReady 7 is based an Windows Embedded Standard 7 technology and includes new Embedded Enabling Features such as the Enhanced Write Filter and a new Keyboard Filter Driver. DISM also allows to add and remove features after installation.
More information can be found here: http://www.elbacom.com/embedded/products/wes/posready7
Microsofts new Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is currently available as Community Technical Preview 2 on the Microsoft Connect website. Olivier Bloch from the Microsoft Windows Embedded team has created a great video showing how to use all the features that come with Windows Embedded POSReady 7 to create a customized and secure end-user experience. He shows how to boot the system from a VHD file, configuring your application as the default shell using Shell Launcher and how to configure the Enhanced Write Filter with the new management tools.
The video can be found in his blog on MSDN:
Olivier Bloch from the Microsoft Windows Embedded team created several very informative videos about various scenarios for Windows Embedded Standard 7 devices. He covers topics like why use Windows Embedded Standard 7, how to create a customized Media Center experience and shows how to benefit from features like DLNA.
The videos can be found in his blog on MSDN:
Microsoft has published a workaround for the case that you use EWF and that WinSAT is included in your image and it consumes too much memory.
The article is about the following scenario: