Image Configuration Editor User Interface (Standard 7 SP1)

7/8/2014

The Image Configuration Editor user interface (UI) contains a series of panes. These panes enable you to create an unattended answer file and then add packages to the respective configuration passes in the answer file. The following illustration shows the Image Configuration Editor UI.

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The Image Configuration Editor UI is described in the following sections:

The following sections describe the Image Configuration Editor panes.

Distribution Share Pane

The Distribution Share pane displays the currently open distribution share folder in tree view. You can select, create, explore, and close distribution share folders by selecting the top node and then right-clicking in the pane. You can add items that are in an open distribution share folder to an answer file by right-clicking the item. For more information, see Distribution Shares in Standard 7.

Answer File Pane

The Answer File pane displays the packages, components, files, and folders that are added to the currently opened answer file. In this pane, you can open and edit an existing answer file, or create a new answer file. For more information, see Answer Files in Standard 7.

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To remove a package from an image, you must create a new image. The use of the dism/Remove Package command option is not supported in Windows Embedded Standard 7 and might cause your image to become unstable or corrupt.
For more information about managing packages, see Operating System Package Servicing Command-Line Options.

Settings Pane

The Settings pane consists of two tabs: Settings and Properties.

In the Settings pane, the Settings tab displays customization settings that you can use to configure the run-time environment of the target device.

In the Settings pane, the Properties tab displays the properties and settings of a selected component or package.

On the Properties tab, the read-only Properties region displays the static properties of a selected component or package. The Settings region displays the settings of a selected component, and displays the settings and Standard 7 feature selections of a selected package. For more information, see Settings and Properties in Windows Embedded Standard 7.

Messages Pane

The Messages pane consists of four tabs that differentiate four types of messages: XML, Validation, Configuration Set, and Import PMQ. Clicking a tab in the Messages pane displays the type of message, a message description and the location of the issue for the selected message type.

The types of messages that the Messages pane displays are informational. Messages appear only in the Configuration Set messages tab if a configuration set has been created. For more information, see Distribution Shares in Standard 7.

The following sections describe Image Configuration Editor menus.

File Menu

Command

Description

New Answer File

Creates an answer file.

Open Answer File

Opens an existing answer file.

Close Answer File

Closes the currently open answer file.

Save Answer File

Saves the currently open answer file.

Save Answer File As…

Opens a dialog box to enable naming of the answer file that you are currently working with.

Import

Imports the contents of an existing file into the answer file that you are currently working with. Enables you to choose between importing a PMQ file, Packages, or a Template.

Export

Exports the contents of a template file in .xml format.

Select Distribution Share

Opens a valid distribution share folder.

Close Distribution Share

Closes the currently open distribution share folder.

Exit

Closes Image Configuration Editor.

Edit Menu

Command

Description

Copy

Copies the highlighted text or tree structure (all panes).

Paste

Pastes text or tree structure (Unattend.xml and Properties).

Delete

Deletes the selected item or text (this item might be disabled if the item is not removable).

Find

Displays a search dialog box to scan a Standard 7 image and answer file, distribution share, or message for a specific item.

Reset Default Value

Reverts to the default value.

Write Suggested Value

Writes the value of the setting in the currently open Standard 7 image to the answer file.

Add to Answer File

For components, a submenu opens that shows the available passes. The item and its children are added to the Unattend.xml answer file. Packages are automatically added to the packages section of the Unattend.xml answer file.

Validate Menu

Command

Description

Validate Only

Validates the currently open answer file without changing the answer file.

Add Required Packages

Validates the currently open answer file and adds any required packages to it based on the answer-file contents.

Add Required and Optional Packages

Validates the currently open answer file and adds any required or optional packages to it based on the contents of the answer file.

Add Applicable Updates

Validates the currently open answer file. Adds to the file any required or optional applicable Windows Updates based on the contents of the answer file.

Insert Menu

Command

Description

Synchronous Command

Adds a synchronous command to a configuration pass. Enables you to choose the configuration pass windowsPE, specialize, auditUser, or oobeSystem. As soon as you select the configuration pass, a window opens. This enables you to input the command line and the order of execution.

Driver Path

Adds a driver path to a configuration pass. Enables you to choose either the windowsPE, offlineServicing, or auditSystem configuration pass. As soon as you select the configuration pass, a window opens, which enables you to locate a file or folder, and insert the driver into the currently open answer file.

Oem Folders Path

Opens a window that enables you to locate and insert a package from a file or folder into the currently open answer file.

Tools Menu

Command

Description

Analyze Static Dependencies

Analyzes a file and determines which packages are needed to make that file work.

Hide Sensitive Data

Stores local account passwords in an answer file as unreadable text. Domain passwords, product keys, and other sensitive data is not hidden.

Create Configuration Set

Generates a new configuration set.

Explore Distribution Share

Opens a distribution share folder in Windows Explorer view.

Create Media

Opens a window that allows you to create an ISO image of a full Image Builder Wizard disk, a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.0 disk, or an Image Builder Wizard disk that is relevant to a selected answer file.

Community Menu

Command

Description

Ask a Question

Opens a browser window and navigates to Microsoft Connect to enable you to ask a question.

Check Question Status

Opens a browser window and navigates to Microsoft Connect to enable you to check on the status of a previously asked question.

Send Feedback

Opens a browser window and navigates to Microsoft Connect to enable you to offer feedback on Standard 7.

Team Blog

Opens a browser window and navigates to the Standard 7 team blog.

Developer Center

Opens a browser window and navigates to the MSDN Developer Center for Standard 7.

Partner Directory

Opens a browser window and navigates to the Standard 7 Partner directory.

Application Templates

Opens a browser window and navigates to the Standard 7 Compatible Applications directory.

Help Menu

Command

Description

Image Configuration Editor Help

Starts Standard 7 Help.

Customer Experience Improvement Program

Opts in or opts out of the Customer Experience Improvement Program, which improves the quality, reliability, and performance of Image Configuration Editor.

About

Displays information about the version, copyright, and licensing.

Button Name

Function

New Answer File

Creates an answer file.

Open Answer File

Opens an existing answer file.

Close Answer File

Closes the selected answer file.

Save Answer File

Saves the currently open answer file.

Delete

Manipulates data.

Find

Enables you to search a Standard 7 image, answer file, distribution share, or within the Messages pane.

Validate Only

Validates the answer file.

Create Configuration Set

Creates a configuration set.

Image Configuration Editor Help

Displays Standard 7 Help.

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