SteadyState on Windows XP Embedded ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,


    i have tried to install SteadyState on an XP Embedded System that we use on forklifts.

    After installing it I couldn´t start SteadyState.


    It seems that XP Embeddes is not supported at this time.


    Is there a workaround or another tool with which i can configure this machine ?

    I actually did not need the "locking feature", I just need to easily configure the one User on this machine that he can´t do any damage to the system (eg. lock explorer, don´t show control panel etc.).


    Thanks in advance.






    Friday, August 24, 2007 8:10 AM


  • Hi LeftyBruchsal,


    I'm sorry to tell you that SteadyState cannot be used on Windows XP Embedded Edition. However SteadyState supports the following systems:


    Windows XP Professional

    Windows XP Home Edition

    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


    For your reference, I have included some suggestions to restrict users’ operations:


    Suggestion 1: Use Tweak UI:


    Tweak UI is an application provided by Microsoft. With this tool, one can customize the user interface of Windows XP easily. Please download Tweak UI from the following link:




    Suggestion 2: Use Group Policy


    Windows XP has Group Policy (gpedit.msc) component to configure restrictions to the system or user accounts. Windows SteadyState includes a Group Policy template called SCTSettings.adm in the ADM folder commonly located in C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState. This template reproduces most of the settings included in Windows SteadyState Feature Restrictions tab of the User Settings dialog box, and can be used to deploy restrictions to users. Related information can be found in SteadyState handbook:


    Windows SteadyState Handbook


    If you would like to use the SCTSettings.adm template, please refer to the following known issue:



    Best Regards,

    Monday, August 27, 2007 9:05 AM