Windows® Embedded 8 Standard

Instructor-led Course (max 20 participants)

Level: 300
Duration: 2 Days
Facility: Microsoft Innovation Center Torino “Training Lab”



This course is a summary of the official Microsoft "Windows® Embedded 8 Standard". The course is designed with alternating pieces of theoretical and practical workshops to enable participants to consolidate with a direct exercise of the theoretical concepts gradually acquired. The course will enable the participants to become familiar with the operating system and with the tools necessary to build the O.S. image. Which are the typical functions of the embedded world: Lockdown, Branding, promote an application as “System Shell” and customize the system, what are the deploy procedures and which methods can be used to update and maintain the O.S. in field.


This course is intended for the system integrators within OEM organizations who are responsible for building and configuring the Windows® Embedded 8 Standard operating system for different devices.

First day agenda

09.00 Welcome and course presentation
09.30 WE8S – General Introduction
10.30 Tools installation on developing PC
11.00 Coffee Break
11.20 Image installation on-line (IBW)
12.00 Lab: Create support device to install
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Configured Image installation (ICE)
14.30 Lab: Installation of configured image
15.00 Building & Deploying an O.S. Image
16.00 Coffee break
16.20 Image cloning
17.00 Questions & Answers

Second day agenda

09.00 Summary of the first day
09.45 Embedded Lockdown Features
10.30 Lab – EEF with IBW
             Lab – EEF with ICE
11.20 Coffee Break
11.40 Lab: O.S. Image with Embedded Lockdown Manager
12.00 Lab – ELM Activation (local and remote)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Branding and Customized Shell
14.30 Lab – Shell Launcher
15.30 Lab – Keyboard filter
16.00 Coffee break
16.30 Lab – Module Designer
17.00 Questions & Answers


This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

  • Proficiency using the Windows Interface.

Course goals

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

  • Use Windows® Embedded 8 Standard tools: Image Configuration Editor, Image Builder Wizard, Target Analyzer, etc…
  • Describe the deployment process of an operating system image.
  • Describe the Embedded Features of Windows® Embedded 8 Standard: Lockdown, Branding, Cust. Shell, etc…

Microsoft Certification exams

This course is the best starting point to prepare the Technical Specialist Official Exams: at the moment, there is not any exam on this topic.

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