Step 2: Create a Component for Target Devices (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


After your system is configured to support the deployment of a Windows Embedded Standard image, you can create a devices component. The device component includes support for all the hardware attached to your system, including device drivers for video, networking, and so on.

  1. Navigate to the Program Files\Windows Embedded\Utilities directory.

  2. Run Tap.exe.
    The resulting Devices.pmq file appears in the Program Files\Windows Embedded\Utilities directory.


    If you run a command that creates an output file on a Windows Vista system, you may not be able to store that file in a folder for which you do not have “write” permissions. Typically, this would not be an issue if you run the command with administrator privileges. However, if you run the command as a normal user, the output file will be stored in a virtualized directory. To determine the location of the virtualized store, click the tab Compatibility Files in Explorer from where you executed the command.
    For additional details on how Windows Vista virtualizes the files, see the help documentation of Windows Vista. You can also get additional information at this Microsoft Web site.

  3. Run Component Designer.

  4. From the File menu, choose Import.
    The Choose File for Import dialog box appears.

  5. In the file list, choose Devices.pmq file and then choose Open.
    The Import File dialog box appears.

  6. Choose the Start button to import the Devices.pmq file into Component Designer.
    It can take several minutes for the entries in the Devices.pmq file to be matched with the device drivers available in the database.

  7. Choose the Close button when the import finishes.
    The Devices.sld file appears in the SLD browser pane.

  8. From the File menu, choose Save to save the .sld file.

  9. From the Tools menu, choose Component Database Manager.
    The Component Database Manager opens.

  10. Choose the Database tab, and then choose Import.
    The Import SLD dialog box appears.

  11. Browse to the Devices.sld file, choose it, and choose Open.

  12. Choose Import.
    The .sld file is added to the database and the devices component is added to the database.

  13. Close the Import SLD dialog box and the Component Database Manager.

  14. Close Component Designer.

You are now ready to create a new configuration.

See Also


Step 1: Set up the Development System
Step 3: Create a New Configuration
Tutorial: Building and Deploying a Run-Time Image

Other Resources

Identify Target Device Hardware