Windows PE can be windows xp home, xp pro, or even server 2003. Windows PE is not named by the OS it uses; it names by version. The latest version of windows pe is 1.2 (?). The only legal way to get windows PE is through a software licensing agreement with MS, which will cost you money.
See here http://www.ltcom.com.....allation FAQ/
1 - You can use this file to run files once winpe is started. You can use the sections [OEMRunOnce] and [OEMRun]. An example of how to use this section is here http://groups.google...i...GP11&rnum=1
2 - Explanation of winbom.ini switches - see http://technet.micro...y/bb457097.aspx
Limits of winpe:
1 - After 24 hours winpe will restart the computer
2 - By default winpe has network support, however you cannot share files. You can access shares; you cannot share files. Your pc name will be minint-xxxxx. To see your computer name to ping localhost, from a command prompt.
3 - The syntax to map a network drive is slighly different in winpe, refer to the documentation.
Deploying the Windows Platform
Automating Tasks Before Mini-Setup
Notable files for winpe:
startnet.cmd - shell for winpe, located in system32 folder.
Mkimg.cmd - batch file to create windows pe, found in opk
winpe.bmp - wallpaper, located in system32 folder.
This FAQ will be updated over time to include more information.
Edited by Tripredacus, 01 April 2009 - 09:02 AM.
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