Saving Target Analyzer Output to a Network Location

During the Windows PE boot process, networking services are enabled and the network interface is configured through DHCP. With these networking capabilities, you can boot with Windows PE, run Target Analyzer, and save the devices.pmq file to a network location.

**Note   **Windows PE is on Windows XP Embedded CD-ROM Disc 1, or a separate Windows PE disc, depending on whether you have the Full Price Product or the Upgrade Product.

To save the Target Analyzer output to a network location

  1. Set up your device with all of the peripherals you intend the device to have in its final configuration.

  2. Connect a CD-ROM drive to your device.

  3. Boot the device by using the Windows PE disc.

  4. From the Windows PE command line, use the net use command to map a shared drive to the device:

    net use * \\<computername>\<sharename> 

    For example, the following syntax would map the shared C drive of the computer named "developmentcomputer" to the "z" drive on your target device:

    net use Z \\<developmentcomputer>\<C$> 
  5. Change directories to the drive letter you just mapped.

    For example at the command prompt, type z:.

  6. Change directories to the directory that contains tap.exe.

    For example type:

    cd Program Files\WIndows Embedded\utilities
  7. Run tap.exe.

    The default location and file name for the output file is the same directory as tap.exe, and the file is named devices.pmq.

    **Note   **You can specify a different path and output file name with the switch o/. For example, to send the output to the directory c:\Device1 on the computer //OtherDevelopmentComputerName, with the output file name devices2.pmq, type:

    tap.exe /o //<OtherDevelopmentComputerName>/c$/Device1/devices2.pmq 

See Also

Detect Hardware Devices with Target Analyzer and Windows PE | Saving Target Analyzer Output to a Floppy Disk | Windows Preinstallation Environment | Identify Target Device Hardware

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