Windows Embedded Standard 7 Foundation

Axiom LogoBased on the Microsoft Official Course : Building Embedded Devices with Windows Embedded Standard 7

Course Description

This course is intended to provide system integrators and embedded systems developers with the foundational knowledge and hands-on skills needed to develop the next generation of smart, connected, service oriented devices using Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7. The course is based on official course ware from Microsoft and is delivered by a Microsoft approved trainer.


This course is intended for developers and system integrators within OEM organizations who are responsible for building and configuring the Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system for different devices.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you the student will be able to::

  • Obtain an introduction to all Windows Embedded Toolkit tools and technologies
  • Gain practical experience with all Windows Embedded Toolkit tools and technologies
  • Create complete working Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating systems
  • Acquire practical experience with Feature Sets and Packages
  • Create Configurations using Templates
  • Understand the Windows Embedded Standard “Image Builder Engine”
  • Build a foundation for future professional development
  • Gain enough knowledge to be able to ask educated questions and to participate in various forums

Student Prerequisites

This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

  • Proficiency using the Windows Interface
  • General Knowledge of Computer Hardware
  • General knowledge of the Windows 7 operating system
  • General knowledge of the Windows registry
  • Understanding of installing and configuring software

Course Duration

Two Days

Course Materials

MOC LogoStudent Manual
Lab Workbook

Course Outline

  • Module 1 – Introduction To Windows Embedded Standard 7
    • The features of Windows Embedded Standard 7
    • Compatibility with Windows 7 Client operating systems
    • Feature Sets, Packages and Embedded Enabling Features (EEF’s)
    • The Windows Embedded Standard Toolkit
    • Windows Embedded Products Comparison
    • Reference device and development system requirements
    • Operating system Deployment options
  • Module 2 – Windows 7 Client Operating System
    • The features of Windows 7 Client operating system
    • The Windows 7 user interface
    • Configuring Windows 7 systems
    • Key differences with Windows XP Client
    • Security and permissions
    • Shortcuts
    • Common tasks
  • Module 3 – Image Development
    • Windows Embedded Standard 7 application development
    • Feature Sets and Packages
    • IBW and ICE
    • Target Analyzer
    • Introduction to Windows PE
    • Image licensing and activation
    • Creating a Windows Embedded Standard operating system
  • Module 4 – Image Configuration Editor
    • Image Configuration Editor
    • Distribution Shares
    • Checking and Resolving Dependencies
    • Configuration Sets
    • Image Configuration Editor user interface
  • Module 5 – Embedded Enabling Features
    • Headless operation
    • EWF, FBWF and Registry Filter
    • HORM
    • Remote management technologies
    • Comparison with previous versions
    • Custom Shells
  • Module 6 – Deployment and Servicing
    • Preparing target media
    • Device Servicing
    • ImageX
    • Command line servicing tools including DISM, Package Manager, Package Scanner
    • Servicing technologies including Windows Power Shell, WSUS, System Center