Standard 7 Basics (Standard 7 SP1)
Windows Embedded Standard 7 is an OS and development platform that you can use to incorporate up to 200 individual feature packages in a reduced footprint. Standard 7 takes advantage of existing development and deployment models in Windows 7 along with powerful tools in the Windows Application Installation Kit (AIK).
The Standard 7 OS consists of the Windows Embedded Core and more than 200 packages that contain the functionality available in the Windows 7 Ultimate operating system. Each of the 200 packages in Standard 7 belongs to a category and subcategory that describe the type of functionality those packages provide, for example, the Multimedia category or the Drivers category. Each package may also belong to a dependency group.
This section explains basic concepts and processes that you will encounter while you are using Standard 7 and Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit.
- Image Files in Standard 7
Describes the contents and limitations of the Standard 7 image files.
- Answer Files in Standard 7
Describes Standard 7 answer files and their components and packages sections.
- Distribution Shares in Standard 7
Describes the Standard 7 OEM, out-of-box drivers and packages folders and the configuration sets and search paths.
- Settings and Properties in Windows Embedded Standard 7
Describes component setings, component properties, component IDs, package properties and package settings.
- Image Builder Configuration Passes
Describes how configuration passes work and the seven different configuration passes.
- Elements of an Image
Describes the Windows Embedded Core, packages, package types, categories, dependency groups, and dependencies.
- Life Cycle of an Image
Describes the phases of an image.
- Security Considerations
Describes possible security threats to your images and recommends precautionary measures to improve security.
- Building Images
How to create, customize, and localize a Standard 7 installation.
- Deploying Images
How to deploy your custom image by using tools such as ImageX, Sysprep, Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.0, Image Builder, Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or Windows 7 Distribution Image Servicing and Maintenance (DISM).
- Maintaining Images
How to maintain online and offline Standard 7 images.
- Standard 7 Toolkit Technical Reference
Technical information about Standard 7 Toolkit embedded features, tools, and packages.
- Technical Articles
How to develop and maintain Standard 7 images.