- Update account password:
It is highly recommended that you update the default password for the Administrator account. To do this, you can issue the following command:
net user Administrator [new password]where
[new password]represents a strong password of your choice.
- Create local user accounts:
If you wish to give others access to your Windows IoT Core device, you can create additional local user accounts using PS by typing in
net user [username] [password] /add. If you wish to add this user to other groups, such as the Administrator group, use
net localgroup Administrators [username] /add.
- Set password:
To change the password on an account on your device, run
SetPassword [account-username] [new-password] [old-password]to change the account password.
- Query and set device name:
To identify your current device name, simply type
hostname. To change the name of your Windows IoT Core device, type
SetComputerName [new machinename]. You may need to restart your device for the name change to take effect.
- Basic network configuration:
Many of the basic network configuration utilities you may already be familiar with are available in Windows IoT Core, including commands such as
- Copy utilities:
Microsoft is providing familiar tools, including
sfpcopy.exeas well as
- Process Management:
To view currently running processes, you can try either
tlist.exe. To stop a running process, type
kill.exe [pid or process name].
- Setting startup app:
Use the startup editor to configure startup apps on your Windows IoT Core device. Run
IotStartupwith any of the following options:
IotStartup listlists installed applications
IotStartup list headedlists installed headed applications
IotStartup list headlesslists installed headless applications
IotStartup list [MyApp]list installed applications that match pattern
IotStartup addadds headed and headless applications
IotStartup add headed [MyApp]adds headed applications that match pattern
MyApp. Pattern must match only one application.
IotStartup add headless [Task1]adds headless applications that match pattern
IotStartup removeremoves headed and headless applications
IotStartup remove headed [MyApp]removes headed applications that match pattern
IotStartup remove headless [Task1]removes headless applications that match pattern
IotStartup startuplists headed and headless applications registered for startup
IotStartup startup [MyApp]lists headed and headless applications registered for startup that match pattern
IotStartup startup headed [MyApp]lists headed applications registered for startup that match
IotStartup startup headless [Task1]lists headless applications registered for startup that match
Task1For further help, try
- Set Boot Option (Headless vs. headed boot):
Windows IoT Core devices can be set to headed (when display capabilities are required) or headless (when a display is not required or available) device mode. To change this setting, use
setbootoption.exe [headed | headless].PowerShell12NOTE: Changing this setting will require a reboot in order for the change to take effect.
- Task scheduler:
To view the current list of scheduled tasks, use the
schtasks.execommand. You can create new tasks with the
/createswitch or run on-demand tasks with the
/runswitch. For a full list of supported parameters, use
- Device drivers:
The device console utility is useful in identifying and managing installed devices and drivers. For a full list of parameters, use
- Registry Access:
If you need to access the registry to view or modify settings, use the
reg.exe /?Command for the full list of supported parameters.
Managing Windows services can be accomplished via the
net.execommand. To see a list of running services, type
net start. To start or stop a specific service, type
net [start | stop] [service name]. Alternatively, you can also use the service control manager via
- Boot configuration:
You can make changes to the boot configuration of your Windows IoT Core device using
bcdedit.exe. For instance, you can enable testsigning with
bcdedit -set testsigningon command.
- Shutdown/restart device:
To shut down your device, type
shutdown /s /t 0. To restart the device, use the
/rswitch instead with the command
shutdown /r /t 0.
- List Services:
This utility lists all the NT Services running on your Windows 10 IoT Core device. From a PowerShell session on your device, run
ListServicesto run the utility.
- Set display resolution:
To adjust the resolution of a display connected to your Windows 10 IoT Core device, run
SetDisplayResolution [width] [height]. To query the resolution, exclude the