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Turnkey system tips sought RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We're embarking on a new application (a medical device) that is required to be extremely robust.  It will be a turnkey system in which we supply the hardware as well as software.  We'd like to hide all the OS details from the end-users.

    I'm looking for info, how-to guides, checklists, traps for the unwary, and the like.  I'm not even sure I know what questions to ask (or whether this is an appropriate forum!), but here are some I'm thinking about.

    The system should run an interactive program at boot time.
    • How can I disable all access to windows components, including the Start menu?
    • How do I disable all inbound network ports, except DHCP?
    • How can I disable CTRL-ALT_DEL?
    • How can I disable ALT-TAB and other key combinations that the system normally responds to?
    Should the system crash:
    • Can I configure it to restart automatically without a send-report-to-microsoft dialog?
    • How can I capture the crash report details to disk for later examination?
    The plan is to write the system in C++ using Qt widget set.  We're starting with windows XP pro because that's what we have, but advice on OS suitability is welcome.

    Thanks for any pointers,
    -Steve

    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:13 PM