Configuring common user settings and Policies in runtime

Severeal common user settings and policies can be set using gpedit.msc (Group Policy Snap-in). This includes desktop, start menu, taskbar, contorl panel, logon, network and power management related settings etc. Have you ever wondered how to remove logoff or shutdown button from start menu?  Or how to set wallpaper or screensaver in runtime? Or how…

Improved Security Agent for XP Embedded from Sygate Technologies

Sygate Technologies announced that their improved security agent 4.0 for XP Embedded devices will be available by end of this month. It promises advanced protection against worm, viruses and application hijacking. Check out the following article:  


EOL (End of Life) Components and Branching

Have you ever wondered what are those “End of Life (EOL)” components in XPE database and how they work? When a new version of some application or component is available (e.g. Windows Media Player 9.0 or DirectX 9.0), old version of that component (e.g. WMP 8.0 or DirectX 8.0) is retired. To replace the old…


Another XPE Blog

First, a little bit about myself: I joined Microsoft and XP Embedded team about 8 months back. Before coming to Microsoft, I did my Masters in Computer Engineering at University of Southern California and I also worked there as a Systems Analyst for about a year and a half. Even though, I have been in…