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During the course of a Windows Embedded Standard project it is common to need to configure the OS image or to read information from the image, be it for documentation purposes or to plan your next steps based on this information. The Windows standard API for getting this information or accomplishing these tasks is called Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Think of it as a very powerful tool, like a Swiss army knife, that provides access to nearly all settings and configuration methods on a Windows system. WMI does not only come in handy for devices in the field, but there are quite a few other occasions where this infrastructure is able to provide valuable services creating devices, such as automating post-FBA configuration..
Getting WMI into the image
The March 2013 Optional Updates are now available on MyOEM for Windows Embedded Standard 8.
The list below applies to Windows Embedded Standard 8:
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