Network Attached Storage
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Network Attached Storage

The Network Attached Storage component is a macro component that bundles the components that are required to create a network-attached storage device. This component is provided as a design template that you can use to quickly add support for network-attached storage to your device.

For more information about the associated services, components, and settings for the included components, see their individual reference pages.


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No other components interact with this component.


This component can be configured by using Target Designer to exclude specified components from the bundle. Because this component includes a number of applications, its footprint is sizeable. To reduce the footprint of your run-time image, in Target Designer on the Components tab, clear the check boxes for all components that are not required in your configuration.


You can also use this component to resolve issues that are related to missing dependencies and application compatibility. After the component is added to your configuration and your application works, you can exclude unnecessary components from the configuration to reduce the footprint of your run-time image.

You may want to consider creating a network-attached storage device as a headless device. For more information, see the Headless System topic in Windows XP Embedded Help.

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