Build Process

Target Designer is used to build a configuration into a bootable run-time image. The order in which components are processed is dictated by their build order dependencies, if any. The order in which resources are processed is dictated by their build order number, when it is specified. The build process assembles all of the files and other data needed, and copies them to the appropriate directory structure and location. The build process also creates the registry hives and any other subsidiary files that might be required by the run-time image, such as Boot.ini. Build error messages are displayed in Target Designer as they occur.

Once the build is complete, you can deploy the run-time image to your target device.

In This Section

Defining Build Options
Describes how to set default folders for extra files, run-time images, and build logs.
Building a Run-Time Image
Describes how to build a run-time image from a configuration.

Related Sections

Target Designer Guide
Describes how to use Target Designer to create, customize, and build a bootable run-time image.
Deploy a Run-Time Image
Describes the process of deploying a run-time image to a variety of media types and the components and tools that are used for this purpose.
Build Order Dependencies
Describes dependencies that require that one component be built before another during the run-time image build process.