Does output of tap.exe depend on windows version ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I used tap.exe taken from "Windows Embedded Standard" (XP-SP3) and ran it on a computer booted with Bart-PE.

    Then I did it on the same computer this time booted with Windows-PE.

    I suspect the output was not the same.

    Is it possible ?

    Using the pmq file I created a component and then an image. This image works fine.

    When I used the pmq file created under Windows-PE, the first boot agent caused a reset during the PNP stage and after reset the first boot agent started from scratch (not from the point the target was booted). This was an endless loop till I shut down the target.



    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 5:18 AM

All replies

  • Indeed. This is normal and well documented.
    WinPE can't regonize all devices e.g. enumerated, virtual and so on. PE normal runs on base-drivers.

    Best way to get a working base is running normal XP on the device (once), install all drivers and run tap for the upcomming xpe image.

    Btw. there are several TAP versions - never investigated if they are all produce the same result.

    Windows Embedded Developer and Scripting Guy //Germany (Preparing a blog about Windows Embedded Standard)

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:09 AM