Microsoft posted on how to use new features in Windows Embedded Standard 2011 operating system. The toolkit for Windows 7-based Windows Embedded Standard 2011 (formerly code-named “Quebec”) comes with two components: Image Builder Wizard (IBW) and Image Configuration Editor (ICE).
–IBW is a new development experience, designed to let you quickly and easily create an embedded OS for your device. IBW is essentially a wizard that runs on your target device. If you’ve downloaded or gotten a physical copy of Windows Embedded Standard 2011, you’ll find two disks (or ISOs) that contain IBW (one for x86 and one for amd64).
–ICE is based on Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) tool used to create answer files for use with Windows Setup. ICE’s used for the creation of answer files, which “answer” the dialogs presented in IBW to streamline the image creation process. All the options for customizing an image in IBW’re also available in ICE, as well as the ability to customize SMI settings among other more advanced features.