Viewing the Registry on the Target Device (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


The registry key for FBA lists each FBA command in the order it was built, and includes the phase number in the key properties.

Your device creates a set of registry keys on the device each time FBA runs. If you have run FBA more than once, you will have several sets of FBA keys under HKLM\System, incremented from the first FBA run at HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Control\Windows Embedded\FBA to the most recent FBA run at HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows Embedded\FBA.

  1. Add the Registry Editor component by using Target Designer when you are building your image.

    If you do not want to install this component, you can also use the registry editor on another computer that is connected to your target device over a network connection.
  2. After FBA runs, open Registry Editor on your target device.

  3. To view the most recent FBA run on your target device, navigate to the HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows Embedded\FBA registry key.

    To view previous FBA runs, navigate to the HKLM\System\ControlSetxxx\Control\Windows Embedded\FBA registry key.

  4. Locate the key you want to view.

    When sorted numerically, the commands are listed according to build order number, starting at 0. After 0, the key numbers are presented as 8 digit decimal numbers.

  5. Choose a registry key and view its properties. These always include the DisplayName, sometimes include a Description, and always include the phase number in hexadecimal and decimal form. The parameters for the registry key also includes a FilePath value. This is the path and file name of the .dll, .exe, or other file loaded by this FBA command.

    You can reset the FBA process to run again by using the fbreseal command. This is used when you create a run-time image for mass deployment. For more information, see Mass Deployment.

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