Run-Time Image Servicing (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


No run-time image should be designed without a servicing solution. Servicing is critical to the security and future viability of a device. You can provision run-time images to use servicing strategies that range from manual servicing to servicing that is remotely controlled and automated through the use of scripts. This section provides information about servicing solutions and strategies for Windows Embedded Standard-based devices.

Options for Servicing a Run-Time Image

Examines several ways you can update a deployed run-time image.

Comparison of Servicing Solutions

Compares the different servicing options supported for Windows Embedded Standard, including DUA, SMS, and SUS.

General Guidelines for Servicing and Supporting Run-Time Images

Provides best practices and design considerations for supporting an embedded device.

Microsoft Update Terminology

Details the terminology used by Microsoft to describe the different types of updates.

Inspecting the Contents of an Update

Describes how to view the contents of the updates.

Database Update Overview

Describes Microsoft database updates and how they are used with Windows Embedded Standard.

Desktop Update Overview

Describes Microsoft desktop updates and how they are used with Windows Embedded Standard.

Manage and Service a Run-Time Image

Discusses managing and servicing a run-time image.

Device Update Agent

Discusses Device Update Agent (DUA), a service that runs on your run-time image and performs administrative tasks, such as copying files, creating registry keys, or executing processes.

Software Update Services (SUS)

Discusses Software Update Services (SUS), which provides a means to apply updates to a deployed run-time image.

Systems Management Server (SMS)

Discusses Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003, which provides a feature-rich management and servicing solution.

Deploy a Run-Time Image

Examines deploying a run-time image.

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