[Raspberry Pi 2] Enable Headless Mode on Windows 10 IoT Core

By | June 7, 2015

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windows 10 + raspberry pi 2If you want to run your application as a service (without UI) on Windows 10 IoT Core you first need to switch your device to the headless mode.

First, let’s connect to your Raspberry Pi 2 with a Power Shell, so then we can execute commands remotely on the device.

  • Run PowerShell as an Administrator
  • Start WinRM service to enable remote connections:
    net start WinRM
  • Add your Raspberry Pi 2 in a trusted device list:
     Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -Value <IP Address>
  • Disable psreadline module. It might cause StackOverflowException
     remove-module psreadline -force
  • Connect to the remote device. Default password: p@ssw0rd
    Enter-PsSession -ComputerName <IP Address> -Credential <IP Address or localhost>\Administrator

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Now you have PowerShell console access to the Raspberry Pi 2. All commands that you type in a terminal will be executed on the remote device. It is time to switch to the headless mode.

In PowerShell type following:

setbootoption.exe headless
shutdown /r /t 0

After reboot, your device will be in the headless mode. To switch back connect with PowerShell and execute following commands:

setbootoption.exe headed
shutdown /r /t 0

In the next part we will see how to create simple service for Raspberry Pi 2.

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