Getting Windows 10 IoT for RPi2 ... without a physical Windows box...

Windows 10 IoT edition has been available for a while now, but I have only just gotten around to looking at deploying it to my Model B Raspberry Pi 2. I had figured this would be a simple matter for downloading an image and then flashing it onto the SD card, job done. But it seems Microsoft have taken a different route which seems to require a Physical Windows 10 box to successfully flash the card.

Now, I don't have access to this at home - all my Windows machines are virtualised, and my physical machines all run OS X.

After much googling, and many dead ends, the general process I found here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=108979 posted by MikeAtWeaved worked.

Generally this was:

- Grab the IoT download, and get the flash.ffu file
- Download ImgMount Tool: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2066903
- Download DiskInternals Linux Reader: http://www.diskinternals.com/download/

Using ImgMount, mount the flash.ffu file - it will appear empty, but ignore this.

Using Linux Reader, select the Virtual Disk and tell it to Create an Image (.img extension).

Compress this img and move it onto your Mac OS X machine. Decompress it.

Then use dd at a terminal (sudoed of course) to write this onto an SD Card.

I am, however, very surprised that the PowerShell Remoting services are enabled on HTTP and the Device Management web page (on port 8080) is HTTP only too. Why no SSL by default?

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