How to add custom registry keys to the Windows Embedded / ThinPC Registry Filter

When running Windows Embedded Standard 7 or Windows ThinPC with the Enhanced Write Filter (volume based protection) or File Based Write Filter (File based protection) enabled, the system returns to its original state upon every reboot. This is a good thing, but as always there are exceptions, one of them is Antivirus Software. When after a reboot a system is reset to its original state, it means that any changes such as the installation of Read More …

How to configure and deploy local Group Policy settings for ThinKiosk

  In my previous post Repurpose PCs with Windows ThinPC I used Andrew Morgan’s ThinKiosk to replace the default Windows Shell to limit the user’s access to the local machine. ThinKiosk can be configured via the command line, the Registry and via Group Policy. Now unless you like to write lengthy registry manipulation scripts, configuring the settings via Group Policy is definitely the way to go. When clients are member of a domain we would Read More …

Roadmap for Windows Embedded v.Next

While talking about Windows Embedded with a customer last week, a question came up about the next major release of the Windows Embedded operating system. From past experience we know that usually the Embedded version is released a few months after the release of the full version of the operating system. Looking at the current release of the Embedded operating system, Windows 7 was formally released on 22.10.2009, and Windows Embedded Standard 7 was released Read More …