Standard 8 Tools Overview (Standard 8)

7/8/2014

Review the tools available in the Windows Embedded 8 Standard Toolkit (Standard 8 Toolkit).

The Windows Embedded 8 Standard Toolkit (Standard 8 Toolkit) consists of a number of tools specific to creating, customizing, deploying and maintaining Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) images and custom modules, as well as some tools that address more general Windows PE 4.0 and Windows 8 needs. Understanding what tools are available and what they can be used for is a key part of making the best use of the Standard 8 Toolkit.

Windows Embedded 8 Standard Toolkit

Tool

Runs on

Primarily used to

BCDBoot

Your device in Windows PE 4.0 

  • Create a system partition
  • Repair the boot environment on the system partition

BCDEdit

Your device in Windows PE 4.0 

  • Edit the boot configuration of a device

Catalog Manager (Catman.exe) 

Your development computer

  • Import an update, .wim file, module or CBS package into a Standard 8 catalog
  • Rebuild a Standard 8 catalog index file

Dynamic Dependency Analyzer (DDA) 

Your development computer

  • Output a list of dynamic dependencies for use with Module Designer 

Dynamic Dependency Analyzer (DDA) 

Your device

  • Output a list of dynamic dependencies for use with Module Designer 

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) 

Your development computer

  • Deploy an image from a .wim file
  • Capture an image to a new .wim file
  • Update an offline image to add modules or updates
  • Update an offline image using a configuration set
  • Inventory the contents of a .wim file
  • Mount images

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) 

Your device

  • Update an online image using a configuration set
  • Deploy an image from a .wim file via Windows PE 4.0 
  • Capture an image to a new .wim file via Windows PE 4.0 
  • Update an offline image to add modules or updates via Windows PE 4.0 
  • Update an offline image using a configuration set Windows PE 4.0 

DiskPart

Your device

  • Manage a disk, disk partition or volumes – especially creating, formatting and deleting these objects
  • Make a USB flash drive bootable

Embedded Lockdown Manager (ELM) 

Your development computer

  • Configure lockdown features on a remotely connected device

Embedded Lockdown Manager (ELM) 

Your device

  • Configure lockdown features on your device

Image Builder Wizard (IBW) 

Your device

  • Create an image from scratch
  • Create an image using a configuration file produced with ICE 
  • Create an image using a configuration set produced with ICE 

Image Configuration Editor (ICE) 

Your development computer

  • Create and edit a configuration file for use by Image Builder Wizard (IBW) 
  • Create and edit a configuration set for use by IBW 
  • Import the contents of a PMQ file produced by Target Analyzer Probe (TAP) into a configuration file
  • Update a configuration file to use the latest versions of a module in the catalog
  • Create Windows PE 4.0 or IBW media
  • Import a module into a catalog

ImageX

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ImageX has been deprecated and DISM is recommended instead.

Your development computer

  • Mount and unmount an image from a .wim file.

ImageX

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ImageX has been deprecated and DISM is recommended instead.

Your device

  • Deploy an image from a .wim file to your device
  • Capture an image from your device to a .wim file

Module Designer (MOD) 

Your development computer

  • Create a custom module from scratch
  • Create a custom module using file created by DDA 

Sysprep

Your development computer

  • Clean up user-specific and device-specific data in an image and reset the security ID (SID)

Sysprep

Your device

  • Clean up user-specific and device-specific data in an image and reset the security ID (SID)
  • Restart a device in Audit Mode or OOBE

Target Analyzer Probe (TAP) 

Your device

  • Output a list of hardware on your device to a PMQ file for use by ICE 

Windows Embedded Developer Update 1.2 (WEDU 1.2) 

Your development computer

  • Update your Standard 8 development tools
  • Update your Standard 8 catalog with OS updates

See Also

Concepts

Inside Standard 8