• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry combines the innovation, familiarity, and power of Windows 8.1 with specific features for enabling device applications on embedded systems. In this course, you will learn about the functionality of branding and lockdown capabilities. You will also explore the Management Console, and how to create and mount an image.

Learning Objectives


  • start the course
  • describe embedded systems
  • use the System Image Manager to change some of the different settings
  • describe why Windows Embedded 8.1 would be used


  • describe what the Embedded Lockdown Manager is used for
  • use the Embedded Lockdown Manager to write-protect the C drive
  • use the Microsoft Management Console to restrict permissions for an individual user
  • use the Event Viewer to change where the event logs are written
  • use the Embedded Lockdown Manager to protect processes
  • use the Unified Write Filter through the command prompt to protect volumes and add exclusions

Embedded System Distribution

  • use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool to create and mount an image
  • describe the System Preparation Tool
  • perform a backup using the Boot Configuration Data Store Editor
  • disable the Toast Filter Notification
  • create a .cab that contains the .xml ready for import into the Systems Center Configuration Manager
  • use PowerShell to customize the shell launcher
  • use the command prompt to run a command that will disable the cleanup service from the System Preparation Tool
  • change the configuration settings for the Automatic Private IP Addressing
  • describe what types of preparation should be done to allow for other users to re-image or re-deploy devices
  • use PowerShell to customize the Gesture Filter
  • use PowerShell to find the installed Application User Model IDs

Custom Application

  • use the command prompt to write changes to the Boot Command Data file to make the boot process more secure
  • create a new user and new folder with specific privileges to the applications within the folder
  • use the Registry Editor to show how to launch applications at startup
  • use the Registry Editor to make sure the default shell is going to allow the user to launch the application that you want them to interact with
  • use PowerShell to make changes to the Application Launcher

Practice: Using Windows Embedded features

  • understand how to use many of the features and toolsets available in the Windows Embedded technology

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.