Deployment (Standard 8 Module Reference)

7/8/2014

Review the settings, dependencies and any notes on the Deployment section of the Embedded Core module in the Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) module catalog.

These settings are related to booting a computer into Audit mode, which is often done during setup or deployment.

For information about Audit mode, see Understanding Audit Mode on TechNet.

This module includes the following settings.

RunAsynchronousCommand

You can use the Action setting attribute to specify the action to take when you use the configuration file to create or modify an image. The following table shows the possible values.

Value

Description

AddListItem

Adds the item or items to an image.

ModifyListItem

Modifies the value or the item as specified in Key or Value in an image.

RemoveListItem

Removes the item or items in an image.

RunSynchronousCommand

You can use the Action setting attribute to specify the action to take when you use the configuration file to create or modify an image. The following table shows the possible values.

Value

Description

AddListItem

Adds the item or items to an image.

ModifyListItem

Modifies the value or the item as specified in Key or Value in an image.

RemoveListItem

Removes the item or items in an image.

Disk

You can use the Action setting attribute to specify the action to take when you use the configuration file to create or modify an image. The following table shows the possible values.

Value

Description

AddListItem

Adds the item or items to an image.

ModifyListItem

Modifies the value or the item as specified in Key or Value in an image.

RemoveListItem

Removes the item or items in an image.

Generalize settings specify whether the device restarts after other configuration file settings are processed and whether it restarts in Audit mode or starts OOBE. After the device restarts, you can use it as a reference image.

Configuration passes are the phases of Image Builder that apply settings in an configuration file. Unlike in previous versions of Windows Embedded Standard, user control of the configuration pass in which individual settings are applied is not supported in Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8). For information about configuration passes, see Image Builder Configuration Passes.

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Do not use Generalize settings in conjunction with Reseal settings. If you do, Reseal settings are ignored.

Unlike most settings, Generalize settings are processed after all other configuration file settings in that configuration pass.

When Generalize is set, Windows Embedded Standard Setup will:

  1. Complete all of the other unattended settings in the configuration pass.
  2. Run the generalize configuration pass.
  3. Prepare the computer for imaging.

The following table describes the resulting behavior for each combination of Mode and ForceShutdownNow.

Mode value

ForceShutdownNow value

Result

Audit

false

Prepares the operating system to start in the auditSystem configuration pass, and then restarts the computer.

Audit

true

Prepares the operating system to start in the auditSystem configuration pass, and then shuts the computer down immediately with no user interaction.

OOBE

false

Prepares the operating system to start in the oobeSystem configuration pass, and then restarts the computer.

OOBE

true

Prepares the operating system to start in the oobeSystem configuration pass, and then shuts the computer down immediately with no user interaction.

Reseal is processed differently than other XML settings. For instance:

  • If Reseal is added to either the auditSystem or oobeSystem configuration pass, it is processed before all other settings in that configuration pass. In some cases, Setup ignores all other configuration-pass settings in the configuration pass, and will immediately start the new configuration pass or shut down the system.
  • If Reseal is added to the auditUser configuration pass, it is processed after all other settings in the configuration pass.
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Configuration passes are the phases of Image Builder that apply settings in configuration file. Unlike in previous versions of Windows Embedded Standard, user control of the configuration pass in which individual settings are applied is not supported in Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8).

The following table shows the resulting behavior for each combination of configuration pass, mode, and forced-shutdown values. When a configuration pass has more than one result, the table lists the results in the order that they occur.

Configuration pass

Mode value

ForceShutdownNow value

Result

auditSystem

Audit

false

Starts the auditSystem configuration pass.

auditSystem

Audit

true

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Unsupported, do not use. Sets the computer into a series of reboots.

auditSystem

OOBE

false

  1. Ignores all other auditSystem configuration-pass settings.
  2. Starts the oobeSystem configuration pass.

auditSystem

OOBE

true

  1. Ignores all other auditSystem configuration-pass settings.
  2. Prepares Standard 8 Setup to start the oobeSystem configuration pass.
  3. Shuts the computer down immediately with no end-user interaction.

auditUser

Audit

false

  1. Processes all other auditUser configuration-pass settings.
  2. Prepares Standard 8 Setup to start the auditSystem configuration pass.
  3. Restarts the computer.

auditUser

Audit

true

  1. Processes all other settings in the auditUser configuration pass.
  2. Prepares Standard 8 Setup to start the auditSystem configuration pass.
  3. Shuts the computer down immediately with no end-user interaction.

auditUser

OOBE

false

  1. Processes all other settings in the auditUser configuration pass.
  2. Prepares Standard 8 Setup to start the oobeSystem configuration pass.
  3. Restarts the computer.

auditUser

OOBE

true

  1. Processes all other settings in the auditUser configuration pass.
  2. Prepares Standard 8 Setup to start the oobeSystem configuration pass.
  3. Shuts the computer down immediately with no end-user interaction.

oobeSystem

Audit

false

  1. Ignores all other oobeSystem configuration-pass settings.
  2. Starts the auditSystem configuration pass.

oobeSystem

Audit

true

  1. Ignores all other oobeSystem configuration-pass settings.
  2. Prepares Standard 8 Setup to start the auditSystem configuration pass.
  3. Shuts the computer down immediately with no end-user interaction.

oobeSystem

OOBE

false

Starts the oobeSystem configuration pass.

oobeSystem

OOBE

true

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Unsupported, do not use. Sets the computer into a series of reboots.
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