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Adding Windows Media Player Codec’s to Windows Thin PC.

By default when you install windows thin pc, you get access to windows media player without codec’s. If you are using Windows Thin PC for Citrix products these codecs are vital for correct HDX Mediastream redirection.Below you will find a few quick and dirty steps to include the necessary codec’s in your Windows Thin PC image:

 

Acquiring the Codec’s:

 

1: Head over to the microsoft download site and download the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 Tookit (part’s 1 to 8)
2: Once fully downloaded, run the Standard 7 SP1 Toolkit.part01.exe and extract the contents to a folder (e.g. c:\toolkit)
3: Once fully extracted, browse to C:\toolkit\Standard 7 SP1 Toolkit\DS\Packages\FeaturePack (where the extract folder was c:\toolkit).
4: In this folder, you will find the codec’s stored in folders beginning with “x86~winemb-premiumcodecs


5: Make a new folder in your c: drive called codecs, and copy the contents of the above folders into this new folder. The folder should appear as below:

 

6: Once we have the codec’s we can now integrate them using two methods, we can add them to a current machine, or add them to an installer image. Both Method’s are included below:

 

Online Method:

 

1: From a Windows Thin PC, run the following command from an administrative command prompt:

Dism.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\codecs /NoRestart

 

Integrating the Codec’s into an image:

 

1: Extract your ISO copy of the Windows Thin PC to c:\windows_thin_pc

2: create a new folder to mount the image to, called c:\mnt

3: Run the following command from an administrative command prompt:

Dism.exe /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\Windows_Thin_PC\sources\install.wim /index:1 /MountDir:c:\Mnt
Dism /Image:c:\Mnt /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\codecs
Dism.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:c:\Mnt /commit

4: Once this completes, add your image back to Microsoft WDS, or write it to a usb key or DVD.

 

Note: if the command prompt reports DISM.exe is unavailable, grab a copy of the Microsoft WAIK.

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