Creating a Run-Time Image for Cloning

You start the cloning process by building a run-time image in Target Designer for a device that closely matches the hardware being manufactured. Minor hardware deviations such as a serial number burned into an OEM-reserved region of ROM or a different Media Access Control (MAC) address are acceptable. However, major hardware deviations, such as a different chip set or an Ethernet card with a different Plug and Play identifier are not recommended. You can add multiple device drivers for different hardware, but this extends the length of the First Boot Agent (FBA) phase and increases the size of the run-time image.

To create a run-time image for cloning

  1. Add the System Cloning Tool component to your run-time image. For more information, see Adding a Component to a Configuration in Windows XP Embedded Help.
  2. Select the System Cloning Tool component in the configuration editor. The component details are displayed in the details pane.
  3. Choose Advanced in the details pane. The Advanced Component Properties window opens.
  4. In the cmiResealPhase box, enter the phase during which the reseal will occur. Only phases 0 and 12,000 are supported. For more information about adjusting these phases, see Reseal Phase and Customizing the Reseal Phase.
  5. Check dependencies and build the image.
  6. After the image is built, copy it to the target device.

See Also

Booting a Run-Time Image for Cloning | Cloning Overview | How to Create a Run-Time Image for Mass Deployment

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