Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Embedded (English)


Students create and test custom Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) images. These images will be created using both the Windows Imaging and Configurations Designer (WICD) and the Windows System Image Manager (SIM). To test the images, the student uses a target system. It is desirable for the participant to bring a target system to the course.

At the beginning of the course, the student sets up his development environment. To do this, he installs all the necessary tools included in the Windows 10 ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit).

He learns to work with the GUI of the WICD to create sophisticated Flash images or executable "Provisioning Package". To do this, make settings in the various components or packages, insert drivers and applications to create a bootable, customer-specific image for our target system. This bootable Flash Production Media image will no longer require interaction during installation.

He learns to create professional configurations using the GUI of the SIM. To do this, make settings in the various components or packages, set up drivers, applications, users, enter the product ID, insert updates and language packs. For each project, he can create a configuration set. The results of a configuration are stored in an "Answer File" AutoUnattend.xml, which contains all settings, which are then loaded and installed by install.exe during the installation process.

He gets to know the 7 boot phases and thus has another possibility to make applications, drivers or adjustments during these phases. To prepare a custom image for mass production, he uses the "SysPrep" tool. After the first master installation, the student applies SysPrep to reset the image to phase 3 "generalize", setting the security identifier to NULL. The image is now clone-capable and can be distributed to all other systems. Restarting the systems then generates a unique SID. To optimize the SysPrep process, the student can also create an Unattend.xml and pass it as a parameter to the SysPrep, which is e.g. suppresses the reinstallation of the drivers.

He learns to create a bootable USB stick with WinPE (Preinstallation Environment), then use the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool to backup the partition with the reference image over the network or on a USB stick. To do this, the DISM tool provides options such as "Capture Image" and "Apply Image".

Professional or advanced applications:

He learns to activate the Lockdown features via the "Windows features" control panel and then "Device Lockdown". Features include Custom Logon, Keyboard Filter, Shell Launcher, Unbranded Boot and Unified Write Filter.

For these tasks, he also gets to know the following tools: "Group Policy Editor, Command line management tools, e.g. uwfmgr.exe for Universal Write Filter, Registry Editor, PowerShell scripts, and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). For each hidden function, the student generates examples and tests the results.

Reality Lab means: "The student can bring their own Reference System to this course."


System designers and developers who have gained initial experience with Windows 10


System designer and developer

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