FBRESEAL Commands (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


To use the fbreseal command, type the following syntax in a command prompt.


The fbreseal.exe tool does not support cloning an image more than once. Once the System Cloning tool reseals a run-time image, the file fbreseal.exe is deleted from the image. This behavior is by design, and it prevents end users from accidentally launching the fbreseal.exe utility in the deployed run-time image.

FBRESEAL [-autologon | -computername | -keepall | -keepdomain | -keepmounted | -keepnet | -keepuser]


  • autologon
    When specified, keeps the Automatic Logon settings.
  • computername
    When specified, a new computer name is generated.
  • keepall
    When specified, keeps all the settings that are listed earlier and keeps auto logon information during cloning.

    The fbreseal –keepall option disables the System Cloning tool advanced property cmiGenerateComputerName. To create a random system name,

    1. In the Advanced settings of the System Cloning tool, make sure that cmiGenerateComputerName is set to a value of 1.

    2. Use the following fbreseal command:

      fbreseal -autologon -keepdomain -keepnet -keepuser –keepmounted
  • keepdomain
    When specified, keeps the currently joined domain during cloning.
  • keepmounted
    When specified, keeps mounted drive and drive letter setting intact during cloning.
  • keepnet
    When specified, keeps any network settings intact during cloning.
  • keepuser
    When specified, keeps user specific settings intact during cloning.


The following code sample shows a typical syntax.

C:\>fbreseal -keepmounted

This example reseals the device and keeps the mounted drives and drive letters unchanged during cloning.

See Also


Customizing the Reseal Phase


Cloning Overview
Reseal Phase

Other Resources

Mass Deployment