I recently attended the Microsoft XPE training and learned a lot about creating custom xp embedded builds. The tools we used ( XPE target Analyzer, Component Designer) create entire directories and files neccessary for an XPE boot. I am trying to figure out if I need to bundle these builds up into a format that is like the images that we download from wyse or if i can just push the directories and files out to the thin client as is. Has anyone out there create a custom XPE image that could point me in a direction on this subject.
Thats a good question, the .i2d format Wyse use contains the BIOS and the OS in a binary format that is copied sector by sector to the flash. On most new Wyse devices the flash is in a IDE format and you could use conventional imaging tools to get your own XPe build down. It would be the same process as putting a XPe build to a HDD on a PC. Be aware that if you replace the NT boot files it will not boot so dont mess with those files.