Go ahead and start testing with your board. There are various applications you can do with your Galileo. If you make any progress post it on the communities so that other users may benefit from it. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
I cannot effectively get answers from the microsoft IoD forums.
There doesn't seem to be an effective or active IoD community for windows on galileo.
I hope you can help, perhaps answer, or point me in the right direction? Please skip to "HELP HERE".
For people who haven't installed windows on the Galileo :
Once installed and running you can file://ip/c$ (or d$ etc for mounted USB sticks) administrator:admin
There is a tiny website running out of port 80, that shows a windows equivalent of TOP etc.
Telnet to the board (port 23) gives you a dos prompt. There appears to be no support for remote desktop etc.
I have a gender change USB cable running out of the host port into a powered hub. It is hapily mounting USB sticks etc. and asigning drive letters to them.
This is out of the box. to do this on the PI would require installation of XMBC and editing of the SMB file etc.
So this is a good case already for wintel galileo IMO.
Now the bad news :
What I need essentially is support in administering headless windows installations.
I need to configure :
Network sharing such that the guest account can access the SMB shares without authentication
Environment variables (I tried adding lines to the end of \\192.168.....\c$\Windows\System32\Boot\autorun.cmd but it did nothing
Installation of applications (primarily java) (simply putting java in c:\ and running java says 'file not found' when it's clearly right there).
Installation of drivers, particularly for the mPCIe slot, which would seem to be the Galileo's killer feature.
Any help or guidance would be appreciated.
Addendum : It's actually configuring the workgroup that I need. Guest access to the mounted drives works fine.
Since you are asking specifically for the Windows on Galileo, I believe your post could found a more accurate response in the Windows on devices forum, here is the link https://dev.windows.com/en-us/featured/Windows-Developer-Program-for-IoT. I hope you find this helpful.