CETerm: Cold boot persistence setup for Intermec mobile computers

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    CETerm 5.7

    Some Intermec mobile computers will loose all installed applications, configuration information, registry settings, shortcuts and data if the device undergoes a cold boot. It is a good idea to setup cold boot persistence so that your application and its configuration settings and data are restored automatically.

    For cold boot persistence of CETerm, you need to restore

    • CETerm application
    • Configuration settings

    For this setup on Intermec terminals, follow these general guidelines. 

    NOTE: Different Intermec terminal models have different folder names (and paths) for persistent storage and autoinstall folders. These folders are typically under a flash storage folder such as "\CK_FFS" or "\Flash File Store" or something else. Please consult your Intermec terminal manual for exact details.

    1. The CETerm application CAB file, which is part of the download zip file, can be placed in the appropriate autoinstall folder from which it will automatically get installed during a cold boot. On some devices this folder is named 'Factory Defaults' or 'CABInstall'.
    2. Most Intermec terminals provide a Flash Backup (or similar) control panel applet in the Intermec Settings menu. It copies the current file system in RAM to persistent storage on the terminal which is automatically restored when the device cold boots. If available, configure CETerm including license registration and run this utility / applet.

    CETerm maintains all its configuration, including license registration in the terminal registry. You can use any Intermec or third party provided utilities to export the CETerm configuration settings to a REG file. These configuration settings are saved in the device registry under the key:



    The file can then be used to restore the settings as part of the cold boot process by placing it in the special autoinstall folder.