Adding Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Language Packs To An Image

The language packs that shipped after Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 ("Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack 1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1”  available in 64-bit and 32-bit versions on Download Center or on ECE) do not automatically bring in the required and optional font dependencies when validating an answer file in Image…

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WEDU Offering KB2536276 Twice

KB2536276 was first released in October 2011 and offered through the Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU)client to update Windows Embedded Standard 7 RTM and SP1 Distribution Shares. There was an issue that the same update was being offered again even after the update had already been installed to the DS – this resulted in an…

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The Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Application is now on ECE

The Internet Explorer 9 Application Template for Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 was released in the June 2011 Feature Update. This template is used to ensure all the required dependencies for Internet Explorer 9 are added to a runtime image when created in ICE. This release makes the Internet Explorer 9 application available on ECE…

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.NET 3.5 SP1 is Now Available on the ECE Site for XPe SP3

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows® XP Embedded Service Pack 3 is now available on the ECE. This update should not be used with any other operating system. On March 25, 2010 Microsoft announced a revised policy around support for .Net framework 3.5 SP1. With that change the support for .Net Framework 3.0 and…

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Workaround for Issue with Upgrading to Aug2010 Security Updates on XPeStd09 With IE7 and WMP11

It has been reported that there are issues with upgrading to the August 2010 Security Updates on databases that have IE7 and WMP11 installed, and also have all other security updates installed. Symptoms: After installing the August 2010 Security Update open a .slx file that has any of the following components in it- “Primitive: vbscript.dll”…

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Using AppLocker in Standard 7

* Updated 4/5/10 with clearer instructions for step 1*  In my last blog, I gave an overview of how AppLocker can help you lock down what applications can run on your Windows Embedded Standard 7 device. To demonstrate how AppLocker works, I’ll walk through an example of how to create a rule to block Internet Explorer…

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IE8 for Windows Embedded Standard 2009 is Now Available

Internet Explorer 8 is now available on the ECE site for installing on a Windows Embedded Standard 2009 database. Internet Explorer 8 is the latest version of the Microsoft web browser. Internet Explorer 8 helps provide end users with a faster, easier, and more secure user experience: Faster:  Internet Explorer 8 is more responsive with…

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Application Lockdown with AppLocker on Standard 7

A common requirement for Windows Embedded Standard 7 devices is controlling what applications can run on the system. If the device only runs your own custom application, such as a kiosk or set-top box, then you might want to ensure that no other applications could be run to break out of the experience. If the…

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BitLocker in Windows Embedded Standard 2011

In this blog article I will be talking about a new security feature in Windows Embedded Standard 2011 (“Quebec”). This security feature has been part of Windows Operating System since Vista timeframe. I will touch upon the usefulness of this feature. The main idea of this article is to go over the procedure of adding…

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Component Tales: First Boot Agent

[The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog as a service to our readers by allowing MVPs to share some…

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