The new version introduces a new feature to display all the dependencies of a selected Feature Package. This will help you to find out why certain components are pulled into the image.
To display the dependencies just double click on a Feature Package or select it and click “Show dependencies”.
The following dialog will display all Feature Packages that are needed by the selected Feature Package.
DISMUI will also try to load Driver Packages from the Distribution Share to display them properly in the dialog.
If a dependency could not be located it will be displayed in the “Not Found” section.
Matthew Tundo from the Microsoft Embedded Team has created an excellent how-to for recreating an answer file from an already deployed Windows Embedded Standard 7 image.
This can be very useful in case you have only created the image with Image Build Wizard or in case you have created the image with Image Configuration Editor but lost the answer file.
The tutorial makes use of two tools:
With these two tools it is possible to retrieve the feature package and hardware information from the deployed file.
Using the created output files you are able to recreate your answer file in Image Configuration Editor.
For the complete how-to please visit the Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft has released the Service Pack 1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7. This includes all updates from Windows 7 Service Pack 1 plus additional benefits for the Embedded version of the operating system.
Features which are new to the SP1 version Windows Embedded Standard 7 are:
The Service Pack 1 in available in two different forms:
A detailed description of all updates in Service Pack 1 can be found here:
The download is available on the Microsoft MSDN Download Center (Evaluation):
Microsoft has created an interface for the Windows Management Instrumentation for the Enhanced Write Filter and File Based Write Filter. This feature is available for Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and Windows XP Embedded SP3. With it you can control the state and poll settings and other values through WMI. Also the goal of this is to have full control over the filters with the Windows Scripting Host.
The new features are contained in the March 2011 Update and can be found here:
The newest version of Windows Embedded Compact has been released and can already be evaluated.
To download the evaluation version visit the new Windows Embedded website:
Windows Embedded Compact 7 is a small footprint, realtime OS for consumer and enterprise devices.
For details about the new version visit:
The Elbacom website also supports this feature now. The jumplist of the pinned site contains the most important links to specific places on our websites.
To enable the new feature just drag the tab of www.elbacom.com in IE9 to your Windows 7 taskbar.
The Driver Injector tool allows you to find suitable drivers for your target device automatically. The tool can be a great help if you have previously extracted all driver with Driver Extractor and want to inject them again automatically. Or if you have a driver CD/DVD and want to inject all drivers automatically to the image without having to install every device manually. Driver Injector needs a Target Analyzer Output file which contains all the device information from the target device and a driver search path. Then the tool will find all matches and allows to inject them with one click.
You have a bunch of drivers on the driver CD and need to install every driver one by one. In this case just run TAP to get the device information.
Then specify the driver search path – which is your driver CD. And click Next. Driver Injector will find the matching drivers and inject them to the image.
Sometimes there are missing files but Windows will not tell you why.
When this happens you just open the INF file with the tool and it will show you all missing files.
Driver Injector also allows to explore the content of an INF file. This feature will also display all missing files which are needed to install the driver properly. Missing files can happen on a Windows Embedded system in case not all components are installed but the driver depends on them. Missing files are being highlighted automatically by the tool.
How it works
Add additional information during driver selection
During the driver selection screen you can also add additional information to the selected device.
For this just select the device and click “Load Details”. Drive Injector will then add information about files, registry entries and services that are installed by the device. It will also highlight missing files.
To explore the whole INF file of an selected device driver just click “Explore INF”. Driver Injector will the open a new window displaying the whole content of an inf file. For more information read the “Explore INF File” section.
Driver Injector can run unattended with the following parameters:
DriverInjector.exe <devices.pmq> <DriverSearchPath> [OfflineImagePath]
If the [OfflineImagePath] is omitted then the current running OS will be modified.
Driver Injector can also be started to explore an INF file by using the following parameter:
DISMUI also works with the Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Community Technical Preview. So you can easily use the tool as a graphical wrapper to activate and deactivate Windows Features. However there are a few things needed to make it work.
Here is a description which things need to be changed and why:
Microsoft just released a tool for Windows Embedded Standard 7 (but also interesting for the upcoming POSReady 7) called CBS Package Inspector.
The tool allows opening and inspecting Feature Packages, Updates, etc. These packages are delivered as CBS packages (Component-Based Servicing) and can be applied via DISM.
Why is this tool useful?
The installation of the yesterday released CTP version of POSReady 7 is very easy and straight forward.
Here is a tutorial about the whole setup procedure.
POSReady 7 CTP is now ready to use. The system contains very much functionality including AppLocker, BitLocker, Enhanced Write Filter, File Based Write Filter, Registry Filter, Message Box Auto Reply, Dialog Filter, Keyboard Filter and many other features known from Windows 7 and Windows Embedded Standard 7.
Additional documents about POSReady 7 CTP are available at the Connect Downloads website.