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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    WMI Command-line Tool is not Completely Localized in Std 2009

    The Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line tool is not completely localized because the file CLIEGALI.MFL for the appropriate MUI language is not brought into the runtime when it is built in Target Designer. This is the file that defines the localized WMI namespace root\cli\MS_xxx, where xxx is the LCID for a language (e.g. 411 for Japanese). This file, for every language, does exist in the repositories but is not owned by any component.

    To solve this problem copy the file (for the specific language you need) from the embedded repositories to the runtime, and place it under %Windows%\MUI\Fallback\<LCID>.

    If wmic.exe has been run at least once it gets a little more complicated. When you run wmic for the first time, it compiles its MOF and MFL files (Cli.mof, Cliegaliases.mof, and Clialiases.mfl, etc), which get written into the WBEM repository (%WINDOWS%\system32\wbem\Repository) along with MOF/MFL files from other WMI providers. To resolve the problem in this case:

    1. Copy the file over to the XPe device and then

    2. Compile CLIEGALI.MFL after copying it to the runtime as follows:

    Open a command window and run the following command:

    mofcomp %Windows%\MUI\Fallback\<LCID>\CLIEGALI.MFL

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Installing VS2005 or VS2008 redistributable files on Windows Embedded Standard 2009

    There have been several forum posts about including the redistributable files for Visual studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 in a runtime image so that applications built using these versions can run. Windows Embedded Standard 2009 database does not have componentized versions of the redistributable files for these versions of VS. The easiest way is to include the redist files as part of the application during development. If you are not the developer of the application then there are a few options.

    • You could create a new component with an FBA Generic Command that calls the redistributable package installer during FBA. You should set the FBA phase to between 8500 and 12,000 so that it runs later in the FBA sequence. If the redist package supports a quiet flag, and a silent install is desired, specify the appropriate switches in the Arguments property of the FBA Generic Command, such as

    “%11%\cmd.exe” for FilePath and

    “/c <path>\vcredist_x86.exe /q” for Arguments property.

    • Calling the redist executable directly will fail. You could just as easily do a RunOnce command in a new component, but an FBA Generic Command provides more control over the order that this command will run, especially if you have other components that are also doing custom actions during FBA.
    • You could also componentize the redist installer, which requires breaking the setup apart into the associated files and registry data and creating a component containing those resources.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Turn a Windows Embedded-based Thin Client Into a Wireless Network Analyzer

    Posted By Pavel Bansky
    Program Manager

    Thanks for checking back to Windows Embedded blog, I hope you won’t be disappointed. Today I want to write about an interesting usage of a Windows Embedded powered Thin Client. A friend of mine who works in Microsoft Support for Windows Phone was solving an interesting problem. One of the customers had issues accessing a particular webserver using Windows Phone. The webserver was using some certificate-based authentication and failed to authenticate the Windows Phone device. The question was: is it a problem with the phone or the server, or is the problem somewhere else? The first step was to capture and analyze the network traffic between the phone and server. Now, how to do it? There is nothing like WireShark for Windows Phone, so we can’t capture traffic there. Same on the server side, because the server is who knows where. So, I suggested capturing the traffic on the wireless router, but in order to do that we needed to build a router that allows network traffic to be captured.

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    Using SMI Settings to Configure a Windows Embedded Standard 7 Image

    Many of you must be wondering what SMI settings are and how these settings could be used to configure Windows Embedded Standard 7 image. Let me explain…

    What is an SMI Setting?

    Settings Management Infrastructure (SMI) is a schema that is used to define mutable operating system settings. A mutable setting is a variable setting in which the value of the setting can be changed, either by other components or by the user or administrator. For example, user-preferred fonts and font colors are mutable settings.

    Mutable settings can reside in any settings store in the operating system, such as the registry, .ini files, or some other public store, such as the IIS Metabase or the WMI repository. These settings are exposed to OEMs and Corporations to enable customization and make deployment of the OS easier.

    In Windows Embedded Standard 7, these settings are included with each component in a Feature Package. In ICE, once you select a feature package to be included in your answer file, you will be presented with a list of settings that correspond to every component in the package you selected.

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    Get a lift with SYNC

    Posted By Chris Elliott
    Senior Marketing Communications Manager

    Microsoft and Ford want to chauffeur you, a friend and gdgt co-founder Peter Rojas in the all-new 2013 Ford Edge to gdgt live in New York on Monday, June 25! Along the way, you and your guest will experience the latest version of Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch and see firsthand why SYNC, powered by Microsoft, is one of the leading in-car infotainment systems in the industry.

    What’s better than being chauffeured through the streets of Manhattan in a brand-new Ford crossover while getting one-on-one time with gdgt co-founder Peter Rojas to chat about the latest tech gadgets (some of which you might even find in the car)? Plus, once you’re at the event, you’ll be able to participate in the VIP hour, where you can get to know some of the hottest names in consumer electronics, getting your hands on the latest gadgets and hot tech before any of your other friends.

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