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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:42 PM

Glossary, Acronyms, Abbreviations:

• BOOTPREP - a utility that enables FAT16-formatted media to boot Windows XPe

• CD – Component Designer

• CF – Compact Flash

• COA – Certificate of Authenticity

• Component – Metadata that represents feature resources and dependencies (like files, registry keys, etc…)

• Componentize – Act of generating the metadata (using Component Designer) that represents all resources required for an application or driver to operate in the most minimal version of XP possible.

• DBMGR – Database Manager

• DUA – Device Update Agent

• El-Torito – Bootable CD format, the INT 13 interface for most BIOS’ support this implementation, some do not. Here is the El-Torito specification (pdf format) that XPe’s El-Torito driver is based on.

• ETPREP – Utility used to configure EWF runtimes to deploy to CDs.

• EWF – Enhanced Write Filter

• FBA – First Boot Agent

• FBReseal – Very similar to the Windows tool “sysprep”, used to clone XPe images.

• HD2ISO – Utility that converts the runtime image into ISO-9660 image, this image is burned onto CDs as the final step in the El-Torito creation process.

• HORM – Hibernate Once, Resume Many.

• PID – Product ID

• PMQ – The file extension for a file that identifies the hardware in a target device. Import this file into your configuration in Target Designer or use it to create a custom hardware component in Component Designer.

• POS – Point of Sale (Cash Registers)

• POS for .NET - A class library that is part of Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service. The class library provides .NET applications with a simple and consistent interface for communicating with Point of Service (POS) peripheral devices, such as bar code scanners, magnetic card readers, receipt printers, and so on.

• RawDep – Raw Dependency. A component resource used internally to MS to help in the ‘cooking’ process when building the platform each day.

• RB – Remote Boot

• RBS – Remote Boot Server

• Runtime – The complete XPe configuration that is deployed to the device (Boot files, Windows, Program Files, Docs & Settings).

• SLD – The file extension for the XML file that houses metadata defining components, packages, repositories, etc… A component definition is commonly referred to as an SLD, or a “Slide”.

• SLX – The file extension for an Embedded runtime configuration. You open this file in Target Designer. A runtime configuration is commonly referred to as an SLX.

• STB – Set Top Box

• TA – Target Analyzer. Runs in ‘real mode’ only, queries the target device BIOS for PnP ID info of the HW. Creates an XML file with PMQ extension.

• TAP - Target Analyzer Probe. Runs from the desktop of full Windows, dumps the ENUM key from the registry to collect the Ven/Dev ID information of all HW on the target device. Creates an XML file with PMQ extension.

• TD – Target Designer

• VIGUID – Version Independent Globally Unique Identifier

• VSGUID - Version Specific Globally Unique Identifier

• WEPOS – Windows Embedded for Point of Service is a version of Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2 optimized for retail point of service (POS) devices. The Windows Embedded for Point of Service platform is easy to use, includes technologies that enable present and future retail scenarios, and provides low lifecycle costs.

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