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Shell (Standard 8 Module Reference)

7/8/2014

Review the applicable Feature modules and any examples for the Shell setting in Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8).

This parameter is a string that specifies an application or executable for Shell Launcher to start.

The default shell is set to CMD.EXE, but you can specify any executable file to be the default shell. The shell can be a filename in the Path environment variable, or it can contain a fully qualified path to the application. You can also use environment variables in the path.

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You may specify any executable file to be the default shell except C:\Windows\System32\Eshell.exe. Using Eshell.exe as the default shell will result in a blank screen after user logon.

The following table shows the modules that you can apply this setting to. In Image Configuration Editor (ICE), you can follow the corresponding path to set this setting for a module.

Module

Path

Shell Launcher

Features/Shell/Shell Launcher/Shell

Shell Launcher

Features/Shell/Shell Launcher/UserSettings/User/Shell

The following XML example shows how to set the default shell.

<Shell>cmd.exe</Shell>
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