Why is that folder called "images?"

People are often puzzled by the use of the term “images” when we’re talking about ASI.  To understand why ASI labeled the directory that clients download “images” from “images” you need a little background information.  This is the first of four installments that will give you that background information and ultimately answer the question, why…


Images directory structure

When you install ASI, it creates a share on the server labeled “images.”  This is the location to which you’ll copy the contents of your OS CDs.  Of course, if you don’t create some sort of directory structure under images you’ll have all kinds of problems.  That begs the question, what is the correct directory…


DTM WinHEC Slides now on Microsoft.com

If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend the DDC in Seattle this year, the DTM presentations are now available on Microsoft.com here Other WDK presentations from WinHEC 2005 and earier are also on the WDK page.


Driver Test Manager

I’ve been reading the reports from the first set of conference calls with our TAP partners and a point of recurring confusion seems to be around the Driver Test Manager (DTM).  First, let’s be clear, the DTM is a feature of the WDK.  It is in build 5086.  The DTM is the test automation framework…


Build 5086 ships to TAP partners

The first build of the WDK was shipped to our TAP partners today.  We’re excited to start getting feedback from these important partners during our concalls next week.  If there is an issue you discover which would be interesting to all TAP partners please let me know so that we can share that here on…


Welcome

The first release of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) to our Technology Adoption Program partners will be very soon.  Check back here for discussion of the technologies and issues which arise, especially as relates to the Ximage, Automated Software Installer (ASI) and Packaging features.