November 2010 Optional Update for POSReady 2009 is Now on ECE

The November 2010 Optional Update for POSReady 2009 is now available for download on the ECE.  This update includes utilities for use with Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009: ARP.exe – Address Resolution Protocol for TCP/IP NETSTAT.exe – Displays Device TCP/IP information W32TM.exe – Windows Time service tool for configuration and diagnostics SYSTEMINFO.exe – Displays Device System…

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Microsoft® Silverlight™ 4 for Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009 is now available for download on the ECE.

Microsoft® Silverlight™ 4 for Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009 is now available for download on the ECE.  Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and…

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Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM Support Ends October 12, 2010

We wanted to remind you, as noted on the Lifecycle page, support for Windows Embedded Point of Service RTM ends with the October 12, 2010 Patch Tuesday release. To continue receiving updates, Service Pack 3 for Windows Embedded for Point of Service (SP3) must be installed. This SP3 update was released in September, 2008. Service…

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.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installer failure on WEPOS 1.1 SP3 devices

Some WEPOS 1.1 SP3 users have reported that .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 may fail to install successfully on WEPOS 1.1 SP3. And, the user may see the error “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 has encountered a problem during setup. Setup did not complete correctly.” The cause of this issue is WIC (Windows Imaging Component) failing…

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.NET 3.5 SP1 is Now Available on the ECE Site for WEPOS 1.1 SP3

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows® Embedded Point of Service 1.1 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…

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Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM Nearing Retirement

Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM is a SKU based on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, and has utilized XP SP2 updates for servicing. Support for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 retired after the July, 2010 updates, however Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM support does not retire until after the…

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Japanese Meiryo Fonts Available in July 2010 Optional Update

The July 2010 Optional Update is now available on the ECE for Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Point of Service and/or Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009. This update includes additional Japanese fonts, namely the "Meiryo Collection Version 5.00 for Windows XP to increase legibility of characters on LCD screens". If you have questions on accessing the ECE, please…

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KB979906, a .Net Security Update, may fail to install on Windows Embedded for Point of Service Minimum Configuration

MS10-041, Vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework Could Allow Tampering may fail to install on a Windows Embedded Point Of Service Minimum configuration.  Extracting the package and then running the .msp manually will successfully install this update. Manually Installing KB979906 Manually extract the package and run the .msp file. Note: this is a .Net update and…

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Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework is Now Available for POSReady 2009

Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework is now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 for POSReady 2009. The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files that are required to run and develop applications to target the .NET Framework 4.0. The .NET Framework…

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Point of Service Newsgroup is Being Discontinued in June

If you are a user of the Point of Service newsgroup you might have seen the announcements in the newsgroup that they are to be discontinued in June. Here is the essence of the announcement which supplies answers to some common questions- What is Happening? This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon…

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