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I'm trying to build a custom WES7 distribution and therefore include my own Application and Drivers. I want to integrate my applications in the configuration process with the Image Configuration Editor, therefore it would be usefull to build a CAB file that is compatible to the installation process.

The CAB files include an update.cat, update.mun , a manifest file and the content that will be installed, either drivers or files, write them manually is not possible.

There is a tool "cabwiz" included in the Windows Embedded Compact toolkit, but I couldn't test it. Any help is appreciated, thanks :)

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If you are lazy enough to not test, don't expect any help here. –  kinokijuf Dec 9 '11 at 10:45
If you are to lazy to think before you type, you should stop making unqualified comments. As I stated, the tool is only in the Windows Embedded Compact toolkit, which is a different product. I use Windows Embedded Standard ( where this tool is not included in the toolkit ). If the tool was designed for the use with WES7, I think microsoft would have included it in the toolkit, so I didn't test it because 1) I don't have the product and 2) I won't get myself in trouble by using non standard tools. –  PaulFreund Dec 9 '11 at 10:59
I thought from what you wrote that you have the toolcit. –  kinokijuf Dec 9 '11 at 13:01
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For all those searching for the same terms as I did. In WES7 you don't create CAB files, only Microsoft does. This is only a reference how they did it, not a manual.

Instead you have to add files to the Out-of-Box and the $OEM$ folder.

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Interesting find, I would have figured there was some sort of nLite-like utility. At least it seems pretty easy to do. –  Melikoth Dec 12 '11 at 17:30
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