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How-to Topics

The following list contains links to all of the how-to topics included with Windows XP Embedded:

The how-to topic in this section provides instructions for identifying the hardware on your target device. After you identify the hardware available on your device, you can create a configuration in Target Designer that supports all of the hardware discovered.

How to Add Hardware Information to a Configuration
Describes how to use the Target Analyzer tool to detect the devices attached to your target device, and then add that information to your run-time image.

The how-to topics in this section provide beginning-to-end instructions for creating components.

How to Componentize an Application
Describes how to create a custom component for an application.
How to Componentize a Device Driver
Describes how to create a custom component for a device driver.
How to Configure a Device for Remote Debugging
Describes how to configure your run-time image for remote debugging.
How to Set up a New Repository
Explains how to create a new repository in Component Designer for a custom component.
How to Create a Customized Shell
Describes how to create and componentize a custom shell.
How to Design a Macro Component
Describes how to create and manage macro components.

The how-to topics in this section provide beginning-to-end instructions for designing a Windows XP Embedded run-time image.

How to Add Multiple Language Support to a Run-Time Image
Describes how to support multiple languages within a run-time image by using Multiple User Interface (MUI) language packs.
How to Configure the Default Screen Resolution on a Run-Time Image
Describes how to change the screen resolution on a run-time image.
How to Configure a Static IP Address on a Run-Time Image
Describes how to use the Netsh utility to configure networking on your run-time image.
How to Configure Terminal Services
Describes how to configure Terminal Services for your run-time image, and thereby add support for Remote Desktop connections to your target device.
How to Configure Wireless Settings
Describes how to add the Wireless Zero Configuration Component and create a custom component for your wireless card, so that you can configure the SSID and WEP key settings for your device.
How to Create a RunOnce/Dedicated Application Run-Time Image
Describes how to make an application in your run-time image run once during or after first boot, or run at every system startup.
How to Create a Run-Time Image
Describes how to develop a run-time image, from analyzing your device hardware, to adding components, to deploying the run-time image.
How to Improve the Boot Performance of a Run-Time Image
Describes how to make changes to the hardware and run-time image to reduce the boot time for your image.

The how-to topics in this section provide beginning-to-end instructions for including security features in your run-time image.

How to Protect your Run-Time Image
Describes how to improve the security of your run-time image by adding security and servicing components.
How to Create a Custom Security Template
Describes how to create a custom security template that you can import to your run-time image.
How to Configure Windows Firewall On a Run-Time Image
Describes how to enable Windows Firewall and open ports for services.

The how-to topics in this section provide beginning-to-end instructions for deploying a run-time image to a variety of different types of hardware.

How to Configure CompactPCI Hot Swap Support
Describes how to create a run-time image you can deploy to a CompactPCI Hot Swap device.
How to Configure EWF for CompactFlash
Describes how to configure Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) to protect CompactFlash devices.
How to Create a Bootable CD-ROM
Describes how to build and deploy the bootable CD-ROM, including the necessary components.
How to Create a Device Recovery CD by Using Windows PE and SDI
Describes how to create a CD that you can use for recovery, deployment, or field upgrades.
How to Create a Run-Time Image for Mass Deployment
Explains how to create a run-time image that can be deployed onto numerous systems.

The how-to topics in this section provide beginning-to-end instructions servicing a deployed run-time image.

How to Configure DUA to Poll a Web Server
Describes how to install updates to a run-time image remotely by using Device Update Agent.
How to Configure DUA to Poll a Media Device
Describes how to service a run-time image by using local polling with Device Update Agent.
How to Create a DUA Script for a QFE Update
Describes how to create a DUA script for the files and registry keys in a QFE Update.
How to Configure IIS for DUA
Describes how to configure IIS to serve DUA updates to your devices.

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