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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    USB Boot Troubleshooting - Additional Information 

    Information on troubleshooting USB Boot is available in the xpehelp.chm file shipped with Feature Pack 2007 RTM. Here is some additional information on the subject.


    1)      Always safely eject your USB DOK after using the UDFPREP utility, and after coping your image to your USB-DOK


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    Discovering Intelligent Systems at work in Manufacturing

    Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer
    Technical Program Manager

    Hey everyone, recently our Windows Embedded team was on a customer site visit in Europe, and we came across a fantastic example of Intelligent Systems in action. While we were touring an automobile manufacturing plant, we observed the line using electric screwdrivers like the one pictured below. They had two cables running into them. Power and Ethernet. We asked the tour director about the network cable, and they explained that the screwdriver was actually an ‘intelligent’ screwdriver.

    We smiled at the thought of this basic piece of hardware actually being able to think about what it was doing. Then he explained it and we were amazed. The screwdriver was hung off a manufacturing line Windows Embedded Compact PC that was connected to a larger network in the factory. The backend provided the screwdriver engineering specs about the screw going into that location on the car, including the required torque and even the number of revolutions that Class 1 screw should take to achieve the desired torque. So, when the technician popped the screw into the chassis, all they had to do was fire the trigger, and everything was automatic. They even had some scenarios where this was done using robotic arms instead of people.DSC_0914sm

    When the screw was installed in the car, a data point was generated that came back down the network cable and registered in the factory database. Basically, an ‘OK’, or ‘NOT OK’ was registered, and in the case of either the torque being missed, or that torque being achieved in an unexpected number of revolutions, a flag was popped to investigate further. In summary, the car would not get off the production line if the quality bar wasn’t met.



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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    September 2013 Feature Updates are Available on MyOEM for Standard 8

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    The September 2013 optional feature updates are now available on MyOEM for Windows Embedded 8 Standard runtime.

    This update contains the following applications:

    • Silverlight 5.1.20513.0 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard
    • Windows Embedded 8 Standard September 2013 Help Content Update

    If you have questions on accessing MyOEM, please email the OEM Customer Communications Care Team at


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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Embedded Agility – Manage Work in Process

    Posted By Phillip Cave
    Software Development Engineer

    The introduction to this series on Embedded Agility summarized the transition and ongoing transformation of Windows Embedded to a delivery model based on Lean thinking. That first post outlined 3 basic tenets:

    1. Define small customer based experiences (user stories)
    2. Make all these experiences visible within the execution process in which they are delivered
    3. Manage the work in process of those experiences

    Now that we have defined our work and discussed making it visible, let’s dive into managing all that work in process.

    We generally have enough work to do, so focus on finishing work in process before adding more work. The focus for releasing product is to complete user stories. Having a lot of stories started minimizes our effectiveness to complete them.

    If this means having two team members working on one user story to complete it, then do that. Just because we have eight team members does not mean we start eight user stories. Think about applying our focus to finishing the work, not being busy. We can look very busy but get absolutely nothing done.


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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Sneak Peek: Intelligent Systems Management Changes in System Center 2012 SP1

    Posted By The Embedded Ninja

    More and more frequently corporate users are finding themselves in need of a robust management solution for their Intelligent Systems. For example, managing thin client devices to ensure the right VDI or Citrix experience is becoming paramount. In terms of POS devices or interactive kiosks that take payment, managing software updates is a bar of entry for doing business in the world of PCI. And for other devices like those in an industrial scenario, keeping track of the “shift and drift” of an intelligent system ensures quality across the board.

    For all of those scenarios and more, the newest System Center release offers a brilliant upside: It does away with the need for extra software to manage all kinds of embedded devices. Ben Smith, one of our Embedded Ninjas, offers a quick overview embedded-specific enhancements coming in Service Pack 1.

    Many of the large enterprises we work with have implemented Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 on top of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to manage embedded devices.  As you may have seen in the earlier System Center 2012 SP1 blog, with Service Pack 1, the capabilities of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will be extended to manage Windows Embedded-based thin clients, Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals, digital signage, kiosks, and others.  This functionality means devices other than servers, desktops, and laptops can be managed by System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 without requiring any additional software.


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