Windows CE 5.0 – Headless Tutorial.

Today I recorded a video that shows how to build, boot, and test a Windows CE 5.0 “headless” O/S image using the Windows CE Emulator – Yes, you can boot a “headless” image using the emulator, you simply don’t get any UI in the emulator image.

I used the Virtual Switch to allow inbound connections to the emulator – since I’m booting the image on the corporate network I also needed some way to determine the device IP address, so I added the IPConfig utility – so how do I get the IP address (since there’s no UI)? – ipconfig has a really neat command line option “ipconfig /d” which sends the IP address information to the debug port.

The video needs a couple of minor edits (remove the transition from the intro slide to the Platform Builder tool for example) – I’m hoping to get this done tonight and post a link to the video either this evening or tomorrow morning.

– Mike

Comments (2)

  1. Helge Kruse says:

    Headless device are very exciting, particularly because they must be prepared to live in the world with no user interaction.

    Do you plan to include a setup of the device from PB with user accounts for telnetd/ftpd? That would be very interesting.


  2. mikehall says:

    setting up accounts for telnet/tfp isn’t part of this video, but is something I can add to the list. I’m now out of the office until the new year, so it will be a couple of weeks before I can get to this).

    – Mike