• RELEVANCY SCORE 4.08

    DB:4.08:Imagex Overwrites Contents Of Wim Image j7




    Hello @all,
    I have a weird problem with imagex.
    I want to merge a Windows 7 Enterprise install.wim and a Windows 7 Ultimate install.wim. I use the following commands: imagex /export D:\7ENT\sources\install.wim 1 D:\install.wim
    imagex/export D:\7ULT\sources\install.wim 1 D:\install.wim
    After the second command the first volume (Enterprise) is replaced by Ultimate instead of Ultimate being added with index number 2. So no matter what I do, I have only one volume within the WIM file. This is driving me nuts as I know that it works from other
    projects.
    What am I doing wrong? I have tried with imagex from WAIK and ADK.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Best regards,
    Ben

    DB:4.08:Imagex Overwrites Contents Of Wim Image j7

    Hi,
    I tried another time, just to make sure I did not forget something:
    imagex /export D:\7ENT\sources\install.wim 1 D:\install.wim Windows 7 Enterprise
    imagex/export D:\7ULT\sources\install.wim 1 D:\install.wim Windows 7 Ultimate
    When looking at the image with dism /get-wiminfo there is only one image Windows 7 Ultimate. I don't get it...
    Seems as if imagex simply overwrites the contents.

    Ben

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.69

    DB:3.69:Read Wim File Contents mp




    I captured an PC image with imagex. Is there away look into the contents of the image instead of apply it to another PC? My user claimed he lost an important folder, I need to look into his .wim file. Thanks.

    DB:3.69:Read Wim File Contents mp

    Hi,

    If you want to change the wim files, you can also use DISM tool.

    What Is Deployment Image Servicing and Management?
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744566(v=WS.10)

    Regards,

    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.24

    DB:3.24:Does Anyone Know How To Change The Image Name And Description Of Images Inside A .Wim File Using Dism? cz




    Hello,
    I am trying to consolidate my .WIM files by following the guide here:http://blogs.technet.com/b/cameronk/archive/2010/04/29/consolidating-your-task-sequence-part-1-how-to-combine-wim-images-into-one.aspx
    The problem is that ImageX has been depreciated, and I can't find theequivalentcommands in DISM for changing the image name and description. On that blog post, ImageX is used like this:imagex /info Win7Combined.WIM 1 Win7(x86)
    Windows 7 x86, but I cannot find the same commands in DISM.

    DB:3.24:Does Anyone Know How To Change The Image Name And Description Of Images Inside A .Wim File Using Dism? cz

    Hi,
    after playing today with dism I downloaded this wintoolkit tool: http://www.wincert.net/forum/files/file/5-win-toolkit/ (you cannot download it from here without registray so find it on google).
    The tool is pretty straightforward, go to Intermediate tab and then WIM Manager:

    Then browse to you .wim file and click edit and change your image name AND description.
    Worked for me!

    P.S. Just not sure if you need to hit rebuild after you change name, I did.

    Cheers,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:How Can I Delete The Newly Created Files By Using Imagex /Apply? j9


    Hello all,I am recently trying the tool ImageX and have met a problem.First I use ImageX /capture to capture the image of my volume D:. And then I've created some files on volume D. Finally I use ImageX /apply to apply the image back to the volume D:.The problem is, those newly created files are still exist on the volume D:, which is not the behavior I desired. When I use ImageX /dir to see the files in the .wim file, I can't find those newly created files. So I guess the operation ImageX /apply will combine the current volume and image file. Is there any method to clear to current volume first and then apply(i.e.: delete these newly created files)?Thanks

    DB:3.23:How Can I Delete The Newly Created Files By Using Imagex /Apply? j9

    Diskpart's clean command is overkill for what needs to be done.  He does not need to restructure the partition, he only needs to reformat it.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Multicasting Wim Files From Wds With Wdsmcast jz


    Hi,I was wondering whether anyone can answer me this!I have WDS installed on a 2008 server. Inside WDS I have added a WIM image I have taken. Now...during Add Image the file is split into a .wim  file and .rwm refrenace file. When I do a wdsmcast for the wim file that's just what I get! A 2Mb wim file that is missing all the real data. So now I do a wdsmcast for the rwm file and with a /ref option in the imagex my image is restored Haraa!Is there a way of getting all the data I need with one call of wdsmcast?If I have 2 images in a wim file and one is significantly larger then the other it seems a waste of time to have to download a RES file containing all the data for the big one if I only want the small one!Anyone?Cheers  Chris

    DB:3.23:Multicasting Wim Files From Wds With Wdsmcast jz

    Thanks for your reply Aaron. I'll probably just use the raw WIM files, but can I just clarify how would I use ImageX to combine them?
    Would it be
    imagex /apply install.wim 1 C: /ref Res.RWM
    ?
    ImageX Command-Line Options' entry for /ref only mentions .swm files not .rwm files, and says see Split an Image for more information but Split an Image makes no mention of /ref.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.22

    DB:3.22:Beschdigte Datei Aus Einem Image (Wim) Lschen 11


    Ich habe von einem bestehenden PC ein Image mit imagex erstellt. Beim anwenden dieses Images auf einen anderen PC, konnte imagex dann eine Datei aus diesem nicht lesen.
    Ich kann das Image mounten, bearbeiten und die nderungen speichernbis auf diese eine Datei (ich habe lt Eigenschaften volle Rechte).
    Wie kann ich diese Datei aus dem Image entfernen??

    DB:3.22:Beschdigte Datei Aus Einem Image (Wim) Lschen 11

    Hallo Doris,
    um welche Datei handelt es sich denn?
    AndrA programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.17

    DB:3.17:Wds: Cannot Upload Image To Wds Server 7x


    I am trying to capture an image off an coputer through WDS.
    I followed the instructions in another post here:
    1. Install the WDS Server role2. Launch the WDS MMC (from the Administrative Tools Menu)3. Right-click the server and choose 'Configure Server'. Step through the wizard.4. Choose to add images to the server (the check box on the finish page of the 'Configure Server' wizard). Point to the Longhorn Server DVD (or the contents of the DVD on a network share / folder).
    And if you want to deploy XP images in .WIM format5. Right-click the Windows PE image in the 'boot' folder and choose 'Create Capture Image'. The output of this command is a customized version of Windows PE that will launch the WDS Image Capture utility instead of setup.exe.6. Add the .WIM file created in step#5 back to the server by right-clicking on the 'Boot' node and choosing 'Add Boot Image'. 7. Install XP onto a reference machine (client computer)8. Install some apps / do some customizations9. Run sysprep (available in deploy.cab from your XP SP2 media)10. PXE boot the reference machine against the WDS server.11. Select the WDS Image Capture Windows PE image from the boot menu.12. Complete the wizard to capture the XP SP2 image and upload it to the WDS Server.
    In addition I added the nic driver to the capture image usin imagex and peimg.
    I boot on network, select the correct image. Starts the wizard and select partition to image.
    But when I type server name, and selects Connect, I cannot connect to the server.Get en timeout.Tryed with servername, FQDN, and IP. Nothing works.
    Regards
    Aage Borgund
     

    DB:3.17:Wds: Cannot Upload Image To Wds Server 7x

    I just found a partial solution to the problem of not being able to connect to the WDS server to upload an image, when using WDS on 2008 R2 and using Windows 7 / 2008 R2 capture boot images.
    The network driver in the boot image is not properly initializing so it's not getting an IP address from the DHCP server, and if you try typing ipconfig in the hidden Shift-F10 command prompt, it it says unable to contact ip driver.
    ,
    The solution is:
    When the Capture intro screen appears:
    - Press Shift-F10
    - Type wpeutil initializenetwork
    After a long wait, when it finishes that, I can type ipconfig and the boot image has now properly acquired an IP address, and I can find and logon and upload an image to WDS.
    So no need to try reinstalling the driver into the Boot images if you've already installed the driver package via the WDS console. The driver is already present but is not starting up correctly.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.16

    DB:3.16:Backup Vm Of Windows Os With Imagex fa



    Is there anybody interested in this topic?

    What's the benefit of doing this?

    1. Much smaller disk consumption (compared with zipping each VM into a separate package), because ImageX just stores shared files once if you archieve multiple Windows OS into one WIM file.

    2. Easier to share among ESX servers. VM on ESX has a fixed disk size which means it will take much longer time to migrate a vmdk file (equal to the disk size) than doing backup-and-restore via an ImageX image which is based on the actual payload. Furthermore, with ImageX you don't need VC anymore to do VM cloning

    3. V2P ? I didn't test this yet, but I believe it's doable, at least logically:). BTW, I believe VMware converter will support ImageX sooner or later. Let's just wait and see.

    DB:3.16:Backup Vm Of Windows Os With Imagex fa


    Is there anybody interested in this topic?

    What's the benefit of doing this?

    1. Much smaller disk consumption (compared with zipping each VM into a separate package), because ImageX just stores shared files once if you archieve multiple Windows OS into one WIM file.

    2. Easier to share among ESX servers. VM on ESX has a fixed disk size which means it will take much longer time to migrate a vmdk file (equal to the disk size) than doing backup-and-restore via an ImageX image which is based on the actual payload. Furthermore, with ImageX you don't need VC anymore to do VM cloning

    3. V2P ? I didn't test this yet, but I believe it's doable, at least logically:). BTW, I believe VMware converter will support ImageX sooner or later. Let's just wait and see.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.15

    DB:3.15:Captured Image Missing Hal Details k7


    Hi,
    One of our Windows 7images has been captured using imagex and then added to WDS. When we go to deploy it, it doesnt show up on the list. After looking at the properites of time .wim it has no hal type, is this why its not showing up?
    If i do an imagex /info this is what I get

    WIM Information:
    ----------------
    Path: d:\scse8.wim
    GUID: {1b037610-3245-4ec3-802e-624bc359071a}
    Image Count: 1
    Compression: XPRESS
    Part Number: 1/1
    Attributes: 0x8
    Relative path junction

    Available Image Choices:
    ------------------------
    WIM
    TOTALBYTES34954737009/TOTALBYTES
    IMAGE INDEX=1
    DIRCOUNT78206/DIRCOUNT
    FILECOUNT920217/FILECOUNT
    TOTALBYTES80333226987/TOTALBYTES
    HARDLINKBYTES3534890930/HARDLINKBYTES
    CREATIONTIME
    HIGHPART0x01CC78B1/HIGHPART
    LOWPART0x18BBC96A/LOWPART
    /CREATIONTIME
    LASTMODIFICATIONTIME
    HIGHPART0x01CC78B1/HIGHPART
    LOWPART0x18D3A0EE/LOWPART
    /LASTMODIFICATIONTIME
    WINDOWS
    ARCH0/ARCH
    PRODUCTNAMEMicrosoft Windows Operating System/PRODUCTNAME
    VERSION
    MAJOR6/MAJOR
    MINOR1/MINOR
    BUILD7601/BUILD
    SPBUILD17651/SPBUILD
    SPLEVEL0/SPLEVEL
    /VERSION
    SYSTEMROOTWINDOWS/SYSTEMROOT
    /WINDOWS
    NAMEscse8/NAME
    /IMAGE
    /WIM

    Is there any way of adding the hal info to the image?

    Thanks

    DB:3.15:Captured Image Missing Hal Details k7

    Finch7 or anyone else, have you found a fix for this problem?

    I just spend several weeks building and testing a different image, and again have this problem. Its missing the HAL detatils and does not show up on the WDS client as a selectable image...

    Our work enviromnent has many STIGs, SCAP, Retina, and other IA controls put into place. Figuring out witch one casues the problem is slow and painful!!me

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:Help Me Resolve Error Code 0x80070002 When Trying To Update Boot.Wim With Drivers Using Windows Pe 1s


    Help me resolve error code 0x80070002 when trying to update boot.wim with drivers using Windows PEI've read many of the tutorials and still get this errorPEIMG Failed to complete the operation with status code 0x80070002I have tried the steps in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923834/en-usand here: http://apcmag.com/5436/customise_windows_pe_2_0I have the MS Windows AIK installed on the same machine as Windows Deployments Services and on my laptop. I get same error on bothThese are the steps I am taking:1. Take a boot.wim image from the vista install CD and put in on c:\wim2. I create a folder called Drivers in the Wim Directory and copy the raid drivers in here C:\wim\Drivers3. go to the Start Menu, Microsoft Windows AIK, Windows PE Tools Command Prompt. This loads a command window with the PE tools IMAGEX, PEIMG and OSCDIMG loaded into the path,4. While in the C:\WIM directory I type:  imagex /info C:\wim\boot.wim5. imagex /mountrw c:\WIM\boot.wim 2 C:\WIM\Mount  (I manually create 'Mount' beforehand)6. peimg /inf=C:\wim\Drivers\3wareDrv.inf /image=c:\wim\MountI also have tried step 6 with: peimg /inf=C:\wim\Drivers\3wareDrv.inf /image=c:\wim\MountScreen then shows:Preinstallation Environment Image Setup Tool for WindowsCopyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights Reserved.Installing INF package: C:\wim\drivers\3wareDrv.infPEIMG failed to complete the operation with status code 0x80070002.Searching for that win32 code 0x80070002 doesn't really help me find a solution....So I am asking anyone who has been successful with these commands or may have a solution... PLEASE HELP!Thanks so much!

    DB:3.12:Help Me Resolve Error Code 0x80070002 When Trying To Update Boot.Wim With Drivers Using Windows Pe 1s

     
    after almost a week of trying to get WDS to work, we stopped trying and bought Acronis.
     
     

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:How To Mount An Image Using Imagex??? jj


     
    I have finally created a working XPsp2  image with all the drivers I need for the various machines we use and I can successfully depoly now using WDS and a PXE boot.
     
    I do however need to make some changes to some of the files in the .WIM (need to edit the sysprep.inf file) and in the future will more than likely need to add additional drivers to the image.
     
    I have tried to mount the image using imagex so that I can modify it but am having problems. It tells me that
    it cannot find the path specified:
     
    utilizing the folowing format.... imagex /mountrw d:\imaging\data.wim 2 c:\mounted_images
    I do this:
    C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86imagex /mountrw E:\RemoteInstallRIS\Images\XP\ibm2.wim 1 g:\mounted_image
    ImageX Tool for WindowsCopyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2005. All rights reserved.
    Mounting (RW): [E:\RemoteInstallRIS\Images\XP\ibm2.wim, 1] -               [g:\mounted_image]
    Error mounting image (RW):
    The system cannot find the path specified.
     
    when I do imagex /info... i get the following.
     
    C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86imagex /info E:\RemoteInstallRIS\Images\XP\ibm2.wim
    ImageX Tool for WindowsCopyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2005. All rights reserved.
     
    WIM Information:----------------GUID:        {b7463248-5c25-4a6a-bb2d-bf9874ac0d4d}Image Count: 1Compression: LZXPart Number: 1/1Attributes:  0xa             Metadata only             Relative path junction
    Available Image Choices:------------------------WIM  TOTALBYTES1307228/TOTALBYTES  IMAGE INDEX=1    NAMEIBM Dsktp/NAME    DESCRIPTIONTopco IBM desktop model - WinXPsp2/DESCRIPTION    WINDOWS      ARCH0/ARCH      PRODUCTNAMEMicrosoft« Windows« Operating System/PRODUCTNAME      HALacpiapic_mp/HAL      PRODUCTTYPEWinNT/PRODUCTTYPE      PRODUCTSUITE/PRODUCTSUITE      LANGUAGES        LANGUAGEen-US/LANGUAGE        DEFAULTen-US/DEFAULT      /LANGUAGES      VERSION        MAJOR5/MAJOR        MINOR1/MINOR        BUILD2600/BUILD        SPBUILD3119/SPBUILD      /VERSION      SYSTEMROOTWINDOWS/SYSTEMROOT    /WINDOWS    DIRCOUNT3037/DIRCOUNT    FILECOUNT32554/FILECOUNT    TOTALBYTES6067231890/TOTALBYTES    CREATIONTIME      HIGHPART0x01C7D2FA/HIGHPART      LOWPART0x369FA4BC/LOWPART    /CREATIONTIME    LASTMODIFICATIONTIME      HIGHPART0x01C7D2FA/HIGHPART      LOWPART0x9870BF32/LOWPART    /LASTMODIFICATIONTIME  /IMAGE/WIM
     
     
    I dont think that I am understanding the image_path part... i thought that was supposed to be some sort of virtual volume that imagex creates to load the image into.
     
    How do I mount an image in RW mode using imagex??????

    DB:3.09:How To Mount An Image Using Imagex??? jj

    That worked!  I just had to open the Windows Deployment Services console, right-click the image I needed to modify, and Export.  Then I was able to mount the exported .wim file (see http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/2ea4638f-d3e3-4ba7-bb9f-8d7bf65827991033.mspx?mfr=true).  I then had to import it back into Deployment Services.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Imagex And Bit Locker Partitions cx


    I am trying to create a WIM image of a Windows 7 install that has the 100 Mb system partiton already install for Bit locker and I want to keep it due to we are going to be implementing bitlocker. How would I capture both partitions in one image and apply
    them to new systems if that is possible? If not possible how should I do this? I am new at imaging and I am having problems with this with no training.
    Thank you in Advance.

    gclark

    DB:3.08:Imagex And Bit Locker Partitions cx

    This is mainly a IT Professional question, Microsoft Answers is really for consumer oriented scenarios.
    You will need to go to the Windows 7 Support forums at the following link for help with troubleshooting your problem: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/

    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin |Notebooks |

    Microsoft MVP

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Imagex Install.Wim From Iso With Unattend.Xml? fm


    My goal is to be able to deploy Win2k8R2 via WinPEx86 and since I cannot run setup.exe /unattend:myfile I was hoping to accomplish something similar with imagex.
    I am looking to do an unattended installation using the approach here from the contents of the Win2008R2 ISO:
    mounted drive is the mounted iso (Z:)
    target drive C:\
    imagex /apply [mounted drive]:\sources\install.wim 1 [target drive]:\
    bcdboot [target drive]:\Windows
    This works great, but I wanted to use an unattend.xml with this approach? Is this possible, or must I use a custom wim that is sysprepped? I was hoping to copy unattend.xml to C:\windows\panther\unattend.xml after the image was applied, but I
    don't think that works. I know with dism I can apply an unattend.xml to a wim but that has to be mounted first. Can I use something like autounattend.xml or sysprep.xml or dump it in one of the myriad of paths it might use?

    DB:3.08:Imagex Install.Wim From Iso With Unattend.Xml? fm

    The DISM command you used to apply to the image on C: will not work. You can only use DISM to apply an answer file to a mounted WIM, not an offline/deployed OS.

    If you want to add an answer file after imaging but before boot up, name it
    unattend.xml and put it in c:\windows\system32\sysprep.
    Make sure to remove any disk partitioning portions just in case.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Imagex Dont Read Wim Files Generate With Ximage Tool 9x


    hi all,
    i have many backup files of the entire c: volume  of the PC in my company generated by the imagex tool, i tried install the new WAIK and restore the wim images with the new tool imagex (i boot with WInPE in the target PC and execute imagex) but the i receveid an error reading the wim file(wrong header).
    Anyone know if the wim images of the tool ximage are compatible or not with imagex?
    Many Thanks.
    Max from Italy.

    DB:3.03:Imagex Dont Read Wim Files Generate With Ximage Tool 9x

    hi all,
    i have many backup files of the entire c: volume  of the PC in my company generated by the imagex tool, i tried install the new WAIK and restore the wim images with the new tool imagex (i boot with WInPE in the target PC and execute imagex) but the i receveid an error reading the wim file(wrong header).
    Anyone know if the wim images of the tool ximage are compatible or not with imagex?
    Many Thanks.
    Max from Italy.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Deploying Security Updates To Offline Vista Base Wim 7a


    Hello
    This is my first time on this forum...... let me explain what i am planning to do with Windows Vista SP2 Base Image.
    1) installing patches on install.WIM and capturing through sysprep and imagex /capture.
    2) I have a base Image WIM file with upto May 2011 Security Patches.(this was done in standard process of installing install.wim and than installing the patches)
    since this is taking a long process of creating a base image for various models of hardware. and have to test on each model the patches are installed .
    i have heard pkgmgr tools does help to insert security updates offline by mounting WIM and executing the pkgmgr tool
    my questions is
    1) I have a base vista sp2 WIMupto may 2011 security updates, can i insert Jun - Dec 2011 patches using pkgmgr tool for existing WIM.
    2) If yes, how can i acheive inserting the patches into existing base WIM file. offline, what would be command line parameter
    before unmounting, how can i validate the patches are included in WIM file.
    Thank you in advance.

    DB:3.02:Deploying Security Updates To Offline Vista Base Wim 7a

    1)
    Yes.
    2)
    You may refer to the article:

    Package Manager Command-Line OptionsSabrina
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Can You Apply .Swm Files? k9


    I split an .wim image file into (4) 4G files. Wrote them to DVD's. Boot the PC with WinPE. Tried to use the Apply switch in Imagex to write the image.
    Command line-- Imagex /apply d:\imagefile.swm 1 c: /ref d:\imagefile*.swm The image write fails at the end of the first DVD. The error message is like... Error, no reference data present.

    First, can you apply an image using .swm files? Do they have to be copied into one location first?
    Second, if this is possible, what is the correct syntax?
    Thanks

    DB:3.01:Can You Apply .Swm Files? k9

    Hi,

    We can apply an image by using .swm files.

    For reference:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749447(v=ws.10).aspx

    For how to use ImageX to deploy the splitted image, see the following websites:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/69c30ca2-342d-4cf8-8932-5f6f14277977/

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749189(WS.10).aspx

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistadeployment/thread/e7a76f63-dae0-4407-831b-516d3cf1e08a/Kim Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Imagex And Appending .Wim Files Very Weird Discovery! zs


    I have a PC with two hard drives. I used ImageX to image each drive to a .wim file independently.

    The first image was of the C:\ driveThe second image was of the D:\ drive.
    I then used the following command to append the 2nd hard disk WIM fileto the first hard disk WIM file.
    C:Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PEToolsimagex /append /boot C:\1stdrive C:\Users\MyUserName\Documents\zTestFolder\Prec690_HDisk2Install.wim Win7
    My thinking was that I could then deploy the image as 1 WIM file. But when I get to the familiar 'Install Now' screen, once I click 'Next', I immediately get the following message.

    'The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.'
    So, for fun I decide to try something else.
    I use my 'Deploy' UFD and only put in the C_Drive install.wim in the proper default location.
    I then successfully install the O/S and it boots into Windows no problem!!!
    But, HERE is WHERE IT GETS WEIRD
    I do the Diskpart portion so disk 1 can now have an image applied to it.
    Then, I apply the HardDisk2.wim file and it is successful...ie it doesn't throw any errors. The command Iused was imageX /applyF:\HardDisk2.wim 1 D:\
    But when I reboot, now the system no longer boots into Windows.
    Instead it provides error of: No boot device available!

    DB:3.00:Imagex And Appending .Wim Files Very Weird Discovery! zs

    Yes..I had marked Disk 0 as Active. My system boots fine with only Disk 0 image loaded. The problem occurs after I... in essence, 'present' Disk 1 as a valid disk by formatting it and assigning a drive letter. It is then that thecomputer squawks and
    wont boot.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Importing A Split Wim File (.Swm) Into Mdt As Operating System To Allow Deployment To Fat32 k3


    Hi Guys,
    Ive created a captured image from a reference install of win8 64bit. The resulting .wim file is 7gb in size.

    I want to deploy this image from a usb drive to target computers, but because of limitations in UEFI these usb drives have to be formatted in FAT32. This means files cannot exceed 4gb in size.
    I used imagex to split the 7gb wim image, resulting in several smaller.swm files. Is there a way to import these files into MDT instead of the 7gb captured WIM, so I can successfully deploy to fat32? The 'import operating system' only allows .WIM files.
    Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
    Thanks!

    DB:2.98:Importing A Split Wim File (.Swm) Into Mdt As Operating System To Allow Deployment To Fat32 k3

    Thanks for your reply. This approach however will not work for me.:
    1. Format USB drive as FAT32 on a Win7/Win8 PC.
    The windows image file that is part of my deployment is 7gb in size, making it impossible to copy to a FAT32 filesystem.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Creating Windows Pe Wim With Imagex s3



    Hello, I am having trouble creating a WinPE wim with ImageX packaged with it. The scenario is this: we plan to capture images of every PC we have out on a production line, so we are not using sysprep but rather using ImageX. Capturing the image is not a
    problem; while slow, capturing and saving the wim to our dedicated WDS server works just fine using ImageX. I have no issues creating a WinPE wim and WDS is configured properly. I am currently using the WDS server to have a client boot using the WinPE boot.wim
    I have already created, but then I have to copy imagex.exe from a USB stick to the WinPE drive 'X:' - this is a temporary fix and as some of the workstations on the production line are, for software restrictions, extremely outdated and incapable of detecting
    any USB sticks I throw at it.
    Is there any way to inject imagex.exe into my WinPE boot.wim file? I have read various guides and forums out there, none of which seemed to answer my question yet. Thanks
    I am reposting this from 'Windows Server General' as directed by another TechNet community member.

    DB:2.98:Creating Windows Pe Wim With Imagex s3

    You just Follow the Step as Shown below
    1. copy WinPE.wim At C:\
    2. Make following Directory winpe_x86 at C:\ so Your Path is c:\winpe_x86
    3.Now Mount WinPE.wim to c:\winpe_x86 by using Following commandimagex /mountrw c:\winpe.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86You can Find all the Directory in c:\winpe_x864.copy Imagex.exe Paste it in c:\winpe_x86\Windows\System32\5. unmount WinPE.wim with Commit command As belowimagex /unmount c:\winpe_x86 /commit6. now C:\WinPE.wim build with imagex.exe you can use itKalpesh Patel

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:[ Warn ] An Objectid Is In Use On This Volume For [C:\[Mount Volume]\Windows\System32... mf


    I'm using a Dell GX620 with a fresh copy of Windows 7 Enterprise and the latest WAIK loaded.I'm trying to mount a WIM image of a Windows XP machine so I can add some files to it.I ran the Deployment Tools CMD with Administrator rights, ran imagex /mountrw Q:\[PATH]\IMAGE.WIM 1 C:\[MOUNT VOLUME]The WIM mounted fine and all of the files of the WIM were copied to the folder in my C:\I needed to reboot.  I had thought I had already unmounted the volume, and noticed the files still in my directory so I manually deleted them all.  Then realized I hadn't unmounted it, so I ran imagex /unmount C:\[MOUNT VOLUME] without the commit switch.  It completed sucessfuly and I rebooted.Now when I try to run the mountrw command, it was giving me:[ WARN ] An objectID is in use on this volume for [C:\[MOUNT VOLUME]\WINDOWS\system32\[FILENAME]. Committing or capturing this image will lose objectID information. Please mount or apply to another volume.I rebooted again, and not it won't read a WIM file from my Q: drive.  If I try to switch to Q: it tells me it can't find the drive specified.If I run the Deployment Toolkit CMD without Administrator, I can get to Q: fine.  I decided to let that go and copied the WIM locallyBut even when I copy the WIM to C:, and try to mount to a folder in the root of C:, I'm getting the same [ WARN ] error.So... I tried an different WIM file.  Same error.I can't think of what else to try.

    DB:2.97:[ Warn ] An Objectid Is In Use On This Volume For [C:\[Mount Volume]\Windows\System32... mf

    Try doing this command:Dism /Remount-Wim /MountDir:path_to_mount_directoryThat should remount the WIM after the reboot to make it available for servicing again.Tim Mintner
    Principal Consultant
    Xtreme Consulting Group
    http://deployment.xtremeconsulting.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Cloning Using Sysprep While Retaining The Present Server 11


    Hi,
    So i am pretty new to windows and need some help with automated installation using wim files. I have been able to successfully clone and create a wim file using sysprep in my windows 2008 R2. There are couple of questions thats bothering me though:
    1. once i shut down the machine after running sysprep, how do i copy the wim file? I mean do i have to boot through another instance and then run an imagex to get it? What if i dont have an alternate boot?
    2. If i use the wim file in WDS, it will be the install image, but how can i get the boot image? Can i just download a boot image wim file from the Internet?
    3. the most important question: whenever i run sysprep to generate a system image wim file and reboot the system, the minisetup runs again. I dont want to run it on the host i am taking the image from. I just want to generate the image and not run the mini
    setup for that particular host since its already working. I however want the minisetup to run on other hosts that i am cloning
    Thanks in advance for all the answers

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Crer Image Wim Via Winpe 9z


    Bonjour,
    J'ai grav un CD de WinPE et je voudrais crer une image WIM d'un PC Windows 7. Je boot donc sur le CD et je tape : imagex c:\ d:\img.wim mon image et ce message s'affiche :
    'imagex' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable programme or batch file.
    Je vois bien l'application imagex quand j'explore le contenu du CD donc comment dois-je appeler la commande imagex ?
    Cordialement,

    DB:2.96:Crer Image Wim Via Winpe 9z

    J'ai cr un .ISO avec le WinPE que j'avais recr et a marche.
    Merci beaucoup.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Splited Wim Image On Multiple Dvds zk


    Hi,
    I need to use imagex to deploy an Splitted Wim image. The part of the split files are located on DVD1 and remainig on DVD2. Now I use to appply it. I checked couple of commands for example Imagex /apply /ref ...... but did not work , I check with splitwim2
    but it did not work either. After some more search on google , I come to know Imagex always needs to check all parts of WIM image before it can start the apply process.
    Can we figure it out`?
    I checked it out the following link:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744579(WS.10).aspx but its for windows 7, but I need to deploy the Windows XP.
    Any solution?N.A.Malik

    DB:2.95:Splited Wim Image On Multiple Dvds zk

    So was there a script that was used properly to do this? I was thinking to diskpart a part of the drive to copy the swm files and then run diskpart again to delete it. Is this the proper way of doing it? Spanning is not working for me so I am adding
    onto this instead of creating a new question. Also does anyone have an example of a script to run? Just need some help please....

    Hi,
    Yes, you can do that.
    As far as the Script is concerned, I have not created the script yet due to my work load and recent course for the Apple Macintosh.
    Any how, all you need is to copy the contents of your media and save it to a temp. place and then Apply that image, then delete the copied file.N.A.Malik

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:How To Use Imagex For Windows 7 Enterprise With System Reserved Partition 1c


    I understand WIM files only see 1 partition. Using ImageX to capture both partitions created by the install routine for Windows 7 Enterprise, I am able to configure the hard drive manually,  (could probably script if I knew how), then apply the system reserved WIM file, then the OS WIM file and all appears to be well. However, I don't want to go through those steps! Can I capture this configuration in a VHD file and use WDS to deploy it faster - more easily? I want to take a machine already in use, and through the deployment process, wipe the drive and end up with Windows 7 Enterprise with the hidden system reserved partition in the same condition as a DVD installation (with all the apps and other goodies already there from my sysprepped image, of course :) ). I've seem some ideas outlined but no step by step instructions on using ImageX with the SYstem Reserved partition. I'm new (as in never used it) to WDS, and have only scratched the surface of the Deployment Toolkit. Does anyone have these steps or any links that would spell it out and not a general idea?

    DB:2.95:How To Use Imagex For Windows 7 Enterprise With System Reserved Partition 1c

    Hey Robert,
    the above information was very much helpfull...

    I am not mapping any network drives and i am usnig DVD, dvd drive isnot mounting please help...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Multiple Wim In Wds d7


    hi all,
    i created multiple images in one WIM file (append with imagex) and it work great !!!!
    as with imagex i can choose which  image to install from that wim (with command prompt).
    I have a working WDS server. and I would like to use it to deploy different images within the same WIM file.
    is there a way to deploy one of the wim images with the wds ?
     for example i would like the WDS to deploy image number 3 from within the WIM file.

    DB:2.95:Multiple Wim In Wds d7

    You can add the images to the WDS Server. And add a boot.wim from the media folder as well.
    Your WDS Client will enumerate all the images you had added and you can choose any of them to deploy.
     
     Please consult the WDS white paper for more details..
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81031
     
     
    Thanks
    -Sudha

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Imagex Capture Missing Key Items That Ghost Capture Doesnt? m9


    I'm at a lose. I've used the MDT to build my master image in VMWare. I sysprep it and capture it via ImageX.The problem is when I apply that WIM to a test workstation. Roxio Easy Media Creator reverts back to a trial version and will pop the following error when you attempt to run it.Roxio Central Core 3.0: The trial version of this product has expired.Roxio works in the master image. If I capture it using Ghost and then apply that Ghost image to a test machine, Roxio works perfectly.I've made no changes to the master image. I have a script that captures the WIM using ImageX and once complete uses Ghost to captuer the Ghost image.I've removed all the exclusions in the WIMScript.ini, and even added explicit overrides of the default exclusions (i.e. Windows\CSC, etc). But still the WIM capture does not work.Does anyone have any idea what Ghost could be picking up and ImageX is missing in the capture? I've been looking at diffs of the contents of the images, system states of the test machines after each is deployed, master system to test systems, etc. until my eyes cross and I cannot find anything.Of course Roxio shrugs and says it's an ImageX problem since the app works prior to capture and works if captured and deployed via Ghost.Any ideas?ThanksMike

    DB:2.94:Imagex Capture Missing Key Items That Ghost Capture Doesnt? m9

    The only thing that comes to mind, is that wim images are file based and ghost is sectorbased... maybe the license info has to be on a certian spot on the drive...Other from that, you will probably have to compare the files applied to the disk

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Bootmgr Is Missing When Installing From Winpe 99


    We have took an image of our Windows 7 OS we will deploy in *.WIM format.We will be launching WinPE and using the ImageX command to deploy the image.

    DB:2.93:Bootmgr Is Missing When Installing From Winpe 99

    you can only have one active partition which in your case needs to be partition 1. If you try to make 2 active partitions it will be the last partition created and marked as active that will be active. leave partition 2 inactive do not put active

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Sccm Mdt Ztibackup/Imagex Capture Error 32, File In Use By Another Process. Is There A Way To Ignore Errors? cc


    Hi all. I am working on my Windows XP to Windows 7 SCCM OSD task sequence. On of the steps I have in the TS is to take a full backup image of the XP system, before the drive is wiped and Windows 7 is installed.
    I use the MDT 2012 toolkit, and the ZTIBackup.wsf script to perform the image capture to a .wim file on the network. ZTIBackup.wsf actually uses ImageX.exe to perform the image capture. The step usually works, but on certain computers ImageX will run into
    files that deems in use by another process. This is strange because before the ZTIBackup step, my TS reboots the PC into WinPE, so no files in C: volume should be in use. Still ImageX throws an Error=32.
    I have added the files that cause the errors to the [ExclusionList] section Wimscript.ini. This works for the particular computer and file I am currently having problems with, but inevitably, the next computer will have problems with a different file.
    Is there a way to allow ImageX to ignore 'files in use' or other errors, and just continue with the backup? I have read the TechNet on ImageX command line usage, and I don't see an option...
    Thanks in advance!

    DB:2.93:Sccm Mdt Ztibackup/Imagex Capture Error 32, File In Use By Another Process. Is There A Way To Ignore Errors? cc

    Hi all. I am working on my Windows XP to Windows 7 SCCM OSD task sequence. On of the steps I have in the TS is to take a full backup image of the XP system, before the drive is wiped and Windows 7 is installed.
    I use the MDT 2012 toolkit, and the ZTIBackup.wsf script to perform the image capture to a .wim file on the network. ZTIBackup.wsf actually uses ImageX.exe to perform the image capture. The step usually works, but on certain computers ImageX will run into
    files that deems in use by another process. This is strange because before the ZTIBackup step, my TS reboots the PC into WinPE, so no files in C: volume should be in use. Still ImageX throws an Error=32.
    I have added the files that cause the errors to the [ExclusionList] section Wimscript.ini. This works for the particular computer and file I am currently having problems with, but inevitably, the next computer will have problems with a different file.
    Is there a way to allow ImageX to ignore 'files in use' or other errors, and just continue with the backup? I have read the TechNet on ImageX command line usage, and I don't see an option...
    Thanks in advance!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Customized Install.Wim File Which Will Start Customized Program After Applying The .Wim File Using Imagex am


    I have created a sysprep image of the win 7 installed system.
    Remotely I am applying that image to the test machine using winpe and then rebooting it to boot to win 7.

    Now I want to add a start -up script in the win 7 wim file, so that as soon as it boots up, it will run the start up script and make the test machine ready for further testing.
    Is there any way we can add start -up script to the win 7 wim file. Win-7 -7 wim file does have a autoexec.bat but this doesn't work, even if we add the scripts to that.
    Can anybody help me get a customised wim file, so that it will automatically run the script as soon as it boots up.

    DB:2.93:Customized Install.Wim File Which Will Start Customized Program After Applying The .Wim File Using Imagex am

    I have created a sysprep image of the win 7 installed system.
    Remotely I am applying that image to the test machine using winpe and then rebooting it to boot to win 7.

    Now I want to add a start -up script in the win 7 wim file, so that as soon as it boots up, it will run the start up script and make the test machine ready for further testing.
    Is there any way we can add start -up script to the win 7 wim file. Win-7 -7 wim file does have a autoexec.bat but this doesn't work, even if we add the scripts to that.
    Can anybody help me get a customised wim file, so that it will automatically run the script as soon as it boots up.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:After Deploying A .Wim Start Application, Sid xp


    Hi,
    at the moment my procedure of making my image is the following:
    1. making answer-file with ICE
    2. installing on the target-device
    3. creating the .wim with imagex
    4. deploying the .wim with imagex
    after deploying the .wim e.g. onto 10 devices i want a application to start after the first boot automatically.
    with this application i want to make some settings like ip settings formatting another partition and starting another application which is the standard-shell for this user.
    how can i establish this?
    2nd question is about SID. I don't want to use sysprep for creating a new SID. how can i create a new SID without sysprep on every device i deploy the .wim?
    bye

    DB:2.93:After Deploying A .Wim Start Application, Sid xp

    first i would ask the question if sysprep is necessary. - if you deploy machines in the field witouht joining any DomainContoller you can skip the sysprep part. (i would do it). runnig some application after or while deploy is possible on several stages.
    the best for you might be: Core: FirstLogonCommands (OOBE)
    There you can run your commands. (only Run Once prior the desktop, after the initial boot)Windows Embedded Developer and Scripting Guy //Germany

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Single Function Wrapper 8s


    Hello,I would like to creare a wrapper for a command line tool, all i need it to do is that once launched it will mount an .wim image (using imagex) that is set in the code to a folder also set in the code and display a loading bar of how much of the image is mounted.

    DB:2.93:Single Function Wrapper 8s

    Hi,ImageX.exe uses functions exported from WIMGAPI.DLL, you might want to call them directly instead of calling the applicaiton , there is a article talking about how to use them :http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vista/wimgapi.aspxHarryPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Error Resource Section In Wim Image? fx


    Trying to use WDS to deploy a Vista WIM.  When calling the image out side of WDS with ImageX the image works fine.  If using ImageX and called through WDS I get and error 1812 that the image files does not contain a resource section and it fails.
     
    Any Ideas.
    The documentation for WDS is very light.
    Thanks,
    Jason
    JPollock@nhcolumbus.com

    DB:2.93:Error Resource Section In Wim Image? fx

    Trying to use WDS to deploy a Vista WIM.  When calling the image out side of WDS with ImageX the image works fine.  If using ImageX and called through WDS I get and error 1812 that the image files does not contain a resource section and it fails.
     
    Any Ideas.
    The documentation for WDS is very light.
    Thanks,
    Jason
    JPollock@nhcolumbus.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:[Warn] An Objectid Is In Use On This Volume For... pz


    Hi guys I have cooked up an image to deploy Win7 64-bit Enterprise. I deploy this WIM from a bootable WinPE USB stick, using imagex /apply terena.wim 1 C: This works great - installs fully customized 8GB image in less than 20 minutes. However, as a finishing touch, I wanted to add some drivers, notably ATI drivers, Nvidia, Intel, and Broadcom. I apply these to the WIM like:

    dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:terena.wim /Name:TERENA Windows 7 image
    /MountDir:D:\temp

    dism /Image:D:\temp /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers-win7-expanded /ForceUnsigned /Recurse

    dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:D:\temp /Commit

    This seems to work fine, however when deploying the updated WIM with imagex, I get some warnings somewhere halfway during deployment: [ WARN ]  An objectID is in use on this volume for [C:\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe]. Committing or capturing this image will lose objectID information. Please mount or apply to another volume. This repeats for different files about 20-40 times. After installation, everything seems to be OK. The files that were involved (for instance mstsc.exe ) seem to be fine too. Any idea how to get rid of these warnings?

    DB:2.93:[Warn] An Objectid Is In Use On This Volume For... pz

    Any image i use this happens on. I have never been able to mount my images on any of the 20 systems i have tried on casue of this same error.
    Ideas... And if i use my MDT system the count is about 100 of these messages.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:How Do You Add Users Desktop Configuration To A .Wim??? zz


    Hi -

    I'm new to Windows Embedded Standard 7. I followed these instructions:
    Building a Standard Image of Windows 7 :
    a) Use ICE (instead of WAIK) to create the custom unattend.xml and Create Meda: IBW with answer file
    b) Did a clean install of the custom image with a bootable USB stick
    c) Did post-install configuration: installed motherboard drivers, configured the desktop, etc
    d) Ran sysprep and imagex to generate a new .wim of the custom image
    e) Tried doing a new install with the new .wim
    I had *hoped* sysprep and imagex would have cloned EVERYTHING.
    Instead, it cloned the user and the motherboard drivers, but it didn't keep any of the desktop settings.
    Q: What do I need to do to create a .wim that includes EVERYTHING, including the user, his shell settings, desktop icons, shortcuts and so on?

    DB:2.92:How Do You Add Users Desktop Configuration To A .Wim??? zz

    imagex should clone everything. Sysprep probably forced the OOBE to run, prompting you to create another user. Can you check to see if you can still log in as the other user? Right now I'm using SkipUserOobe and SkipMachineOobe in my answer file to prevent
    a new user from being created. After sysprepping and cloning my user still exists with the proper settings.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Wim Delopyed But Windows Installation Error At Start fz


    I have tried this twice on 4 different PC with the same method from this
    website

    a screenshot of the error
    here

    Basically I have done things at below point:

    Got WAIK windows 7 installed on the virtual machine make winpe iso Did sysprep generalize Boot the iso with VMware Start using imagex to capture the windows 7 image Clean the current virtual machine use Imagex again to apply the wim file to cleaned virtual machine Run bcdboot.exe D:\windows to tell to load the OS from there
    Can anyone point me the right direction please, I've been spend 2 days tryign to get it work and I couldn't

    DB:2.91:Wim Delopyed But Windows Installation Error At Start fz

    what exactly are you trying to accomplish?
    Are you using MDT to deploy your .wim?
    It sounds like you are trying to build/capture an image.. I would recommend using MDT to do a build/capture as it will automate the process and still allow you to customize your image, however it takes out alot of the human error factor.MCTS: ConfigMgr, MDT http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/cnackers/default.aspx

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Info On Images Volumes kp


    HI1 - How do I tell if a wim file contains images volumes compressed or not? 2 - If a image volume has been created with the /check option of imagex, how do I know this? 3 - What is the difference between the /append and /export options of imagex? 4 - The various possible compressions and the flag control of a image volume, stored in a wim file, are transferred to another wim file using only the /append or /export option of imagex or not?THANKSBYE

    Balubeto

    DB:2.91:Info On Images Volumes kp

    Hello,
     
    You might use the Imagex /info to view the images volumes in a wim file, however the compressed information would not be displayed; based on my experience, you could find out which volume is compressed according to its size.
     
    Appends a volume image to an existing Windows image (.wim) file. Creates a single instance of the file, comparing it against the resources that already exist in the .wim file, so you do not capture the same file twice.
     
    Exports a copy of the specified .wim file to another .wim file. The source and destination files must use the same compression type. You can also optimize an image by exporting to a new image file. When you modify an image, ImageX stores additional resource files that increase the overall size of the image. Exporting the image will remove unnecessary resource files.
     
    We might tell the difference through the bold letters. Thanks for your time and understanding!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Changing Computer Name With Imagex fc


    I have sysprep and created an image with MDT. Everything was done on this image but I found out later that the computer nameon the General tab atthe Manuafacturedand Supported byon this image was wrong.
    I planning to use imagex to mount the wim and change the name. Does anyone have documentation/command sample of how to do this?
    Thanks

    DB:2.89:Changing Computer Name With Imagex fc

    if you're using MDT, you can specify the computer names that get assigned to your client pc's in the deployment database, within the workbench. By default the TS Manager uses the field OSDComputerName, so filling in the field will assign whatever
    name you like.Ok, so I changed my name...you can still call me Tom if you like. It's a...jump...to conclusions...mat.

    My Blog Site: http://tmagnuson.wordpress.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Capture Imagex Error jf


    Hi everybody
    as far as I know,we can use Imagex Tool to create applications and update files in a .WIM Extension,which we can put it in DataImage into Answer File by WAIK,
    In Fact,I want to create a DataImage includes some application such as Flash Player and Microsoft Office 2010 in WIM File format and put it into WindowsPE Phase in AnswerFile.

    Imagex Command with Capture Switch Imagex /Capture D:\Software F: F:\Data\Mydata.WIM (When I use this Syntax its Capture whole Drive F:)

    But when I use this syntax Imagex /Capture D:\Software F: F:\Data\Mydata.WIM I received the Example of Imagex Tool.(Imagex /Capture F: F:\Imaging\Data.WIM)

    DB:2.89:Capture Imagex Error jf

    would you please tell me,How I can create DataImage include sort of applications shuch as Microsoft Office,Adobereader.
    I want to put it to Answerfile with WSIM.
    Any help Would be Appreciated

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Unable To Mount A Wim File Captured From Windows 2003 R2 7j


    I'm still a little new to WDS, but I've gotten a lot done in the short amount of time I've been using it.  I want to mount a WIM file that was captured from Windows 2003 R2, but it is failing.  I receive the following message.   Error Mounting Image:  The request is not supported.  I can use imagex /Dir on the WIM file and see all of the directories and files.  I can load the image to an new server.  I just can't mount it.  All documentation I have seen from MS says it can be mounted.  I have mounted a PE Boot WIM file with no problem  The WIM filters are in place. Does anyone have any ideas why this is not working.

    DB:2.89:Unable To Mount A Wim File Captured From Windows 2003 R2 7j

    Well I have learned a little more.  When a create the WIM on a client, the file remains a .WIM file, but when the Capture Process moves the file to the WDS server is splits it into a .WIM file and a .RWM file.  If I try to mount the .WIM on the WDS I get the error.  However,  if I manually copy the WIM file from the client to the server and mount it, Everything works great.  Does any one know what is going on here?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:How To Build An Imagex (Wim) File With Either Virtual Pc Or Vmware f9


    I want to know how can I build a windows 7 as virtual machine, sysprep it and take an image of it with imagex tool for deployment? Thanks.

    DB:2.87:How To Build An Imagex (Wim) File With Either Virtual Pc Or Vmware f9

    Hi,
    If you are using VMware, I would just share the following article with you:
    Creating an imagex (wim) image using a VMware Workstation VM as your reference computer
    http://paculino.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/creating-an-imagex-wim-image-using-a-vmware-workstation-vm-as-your-reference-computer-3/
    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Mountrw And Imagex 3z



    I am having trouble mounting an image in provisioning.

    I have a task that if i run on a machine works perfectly.

    imagex /mountrw "m:\network path to wim file" 1 c:\mount

    I have created a c:\mount directory prior to this task running and have checked it is there.

    when i run the same command in provisioning as an Execute file task i get Error mounting image?

    I have tried the execute file task and the used the CMD c/ imagex /mountrw........etc and both give same result of fail.

    Has anyone used mountrw in provisioning successfully?? and if so how did you do it?

    Many thanks

    DB:2.86:Mountrw And Imagex 3z


    Ok done it...

    I have upped the RAM image to 79MB free space!

    I am now going to work my way backwards to see where the cut off point is.

    My question is does anyone know if the increase in size to allow the image to unmount is based on the amount of drivers you inject ? And i dont mean physical size of the drivers but the size of a log file it may create when wanting to commit the changes?

    I have not specified create log file on commit only on the inject command that runs the driverunattend.xml

    I will post the limit for the space required to unmount

    G

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Create And Deploy Windows 7 Images With Multiple Partitions Over Wds da


    Hi,
    I want to know how can i capture and deploy a windows 7 image with multiple partition in addition of system partition through WDS. ie, C drive containing OS and D drive containing Documents and settings.
    I could capture and deploy OS partition through WDS. But I am unable to do it for other data partitions. Through Imagex I am able to capture data partition , but unable to deploy that Wim file through WDS server.
    I tried to append both wim files with imagex but not working with WDS.
    Please help me on this.

    DB:2.86:Create And Deploy Windows 7 Images With Multiple Partitions Over Wds da

    You will need to go to the Windows 7 Support forums at the following link for help with troubleshooting your problem: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/

    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin |Notebooks |

    Microsoft MVP

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Unable To Mount A Wim Image To Make Changes 1z


    I have WIM Images that were created with Windows Deployment Services. I want to mount one of them in order to add folders to the C drive of the image.

    The following is the command I typed:
    C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64imagex /mountrw E:\remote install\image
    s\imagegroup1\win7legacynew.wim 0 c:\mounted_images /check
    This is the outcome of this command:
    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    IMAGEX [FLAGS] /MOUNTRW [image_file image_number | image_name image_path]
    Mounts a WIM image with read/write permission, to a specified path.
    image_file - The path of the WIM file containing the specified image.
    image_number - The number that identifies the image within the WIM file.
    image_name - The name that identifies the image within the WIM file.
    image_path - The path where the specified image will be mounted.
    Without FLAGS:
    Lists mounted images.
    Accepted FLAGS:
    /CHECK
    Enables WIM integrity checking. If not provided, existing checks are removed.
    Example:
    imagex /mountrw d:\imaging\data.wim 2 c:\mounted_images

    DB:2.86:Unable To Mount A Wim Image To Make Changes 1z

    I have WIM Images that were created with Windows Deployment Services. I want to mount one of them in order to add folders to the C drive of the image.

    The following is the command I typed:
    C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64imagex /mountrw E:\remote install\image
    s\imagegroup1\win7legacynew.wim 0 c:\mounted_images /check
    This is the outcome of this command:
    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    IMAGEX [FLAGS] /MOUNTRW [image_file image_number | image_name image_path]
    Mounts a WIM image with read/write permission, to a specified path.
    image_file - The path of the WIM file containing the specified image.
    image_number - The number that identifies the image within the WIM file.
    image_name - The name that identifies the image within the WIM file.
    image_path - The path where the specified image will be mounted.
    Without FLAGS:
    Lists mounted images.
    Accepted FLAGS:
    /CHECK
    Enables WIM integrity checking. If not provided, existing checks are removed.
    Example:
    imagex /mountrw d:\imaging\data.wim 2 c:\mounted_images

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Dual Boot Winpe2.0 And Winpe2005 xx


    Is it possible to use bcd to dual boot a winpe 2.0 image and a winpe2005 image which could either be an ISO or a wim image? Im not even sure if imagex wim images support making any other type of images other than winpe2.0

    DB:2.85:Dual Boot Winpe2.0 And Winpe2005 xx

    Let me re-phrase.Is it possible to create a WIM image of winpe2005 and use BCD to boot to it?Is it possible to make a bootable WIM image of anything other than Vista?Is it possible to make BCD edit boot winpe2005?An answer to any of the following questions would be awesome.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:How Do You Apply An Imagex .Swm File? ma



    I split an .wim image file into (4) 4G files. Wrote them to DVD's. Boot the PC with WinPE. Tried to use the Apply switch in Imagex to write the image.
    Command line-- Imagex /apply d:\imagefile.swm 1 c: /ref d:\imagefile*.swm The image write fails at the end of the first DVD. The error message is like... Error, no reference data present.

    First, can you apply an image using .swm files? Or do the .swm files have to be copied into one location first?
    Second, if this is possible, what is the correct syntax?
    Thanks

    DB:2.85:How Do You Apply An Imagex .Swm File? ma

    The .swm files should all be copied to the central location in order to complete the entire
    /apply process. Use the following example to apply the image:

    imagex /apply d:\imagefile.swm 1 c:\
    /ref d:\imagefile*.swm

    Notice the \ in red. I don't know if that was a typo on your part or not._JoeG
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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Reimage Encrypted Drive Using Landesk 9 1m



    Hello,

    I have been trying to reimage computers using LANDesk 9.0.2.3, but have been unsuccessful. I've managed to get as far as booting up into WinPE 3 (put WIM on hard drive, manually edit the BCD with a ramdisk entry, set the system to one time boot to the ramdisk/WIM), but even after I use diskpart select disk 0 clean create partition primary format fs=ntfs quick assign active exit, ImageX still cannot apply the WIM file to the drive. It crashes on the same folder every time: error 5 (Access is Denied; see the screenshot I've uploaded with this discussion). Even using format C: /FS:NTFS (without /Q), despite C: being blank I still get access denied as though the files still existed or the sectors themselves are locked. I've tried using unlocker, but that didn't help.

    The WinPE 3 image has the same MfeEpePc.sys file that the client systems use; it can see the contents of the C: drive, and can delete the majority of the drive's contents.

    Manually trying to erase the partition using del/rmdir or robocopy /MIR displays "Access is denied" for close to about 40-50 files in various directories.

    I saw McAfee put out a RefreshTool early this month and I tried using that (stop the service, unlock the SafeBoot files, even tried making hardlinks, restoring the MBR, et al), but "Access is Denied" still pops up.

    Even if I use a USB Flash Drive with WinPE3 booting from it I get "Access is Denied" the first time. I restart, boot to the USB Drive again, and ImageX deploys the image without complaint. Unfortunately that doesn't work when trying to reimage through LANDesk (getting WinPE to reboot itself didn't help).

    I need to be able to image an encrypted computer remotely (with LANDesk because that's the tool we use). The process works smooth as silk with drives that are not encrypted; the "Access is Denied" errors only happen on encrypted drives.

    Has anyone seen this before? The only thread I've found about "SafeBoot" and LANDesk is over a year old on a different version of LANDesk, unfortunately. If I knew why these files/sectors were being held locked maybe I could work out a way around the problem, but after two weeks I'm running out of ideas and would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thank you.

    PS: This has happened on two separate systems, a Latitude E6500 and E6420 are the two primary test units. Both had Windows 7 x64 on them before and I was testing reimaging them back to Windows 7 x64.

    Message was edited by: pcktech on 10/18/11 1:59:45 PM CDT

    DB:2.85:Reimage Encrypted Drive Using Landesk 9 1m


    Can you start a new thread as the one you are responding to seems unrelated to your situation?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Problem Mit Swm-Dateien - Error Restoring Image. Error 1812 1p


    Ich habe ein eine WIM-Datei mit ca. 5 GB in 2 SWM-Dateien aufsplittet, da ich das Image sonst nicht auf ein FAT32-Laufwerk bekomme.
    imagex /check /split H:\w7.wim H:\w7-split.swm 3000
    Ergebnis: Successfully split …
    Beim Aufspielen des Images bekomme ich folgende Fehlermeldung:
    imagex /apply F:\w7-split.swm 1 D:
    [ 100 % ] Applying progress
    [ ERROR ]
    D:\Windows\Speech… (Error = 1812) wobei dieser Dateipfad variiert
    Error restoring Image.
    Die angegebene Image-Datei enthält keinen Ressourcenabschnitt.

    DB:2.84:Problem Mit Swm-Dateien - Error Restoring Image. Error 1812 1p

    Guter Tipp -mit Flag /ref und Wildcard * funktioniert's:
    imagex /ref F:\w7-split*.swm/apply F:\w7-split.swm 1 D:

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Deploying A .Wim Image From Volume Shadow Copy To New Hardware. s9


    Using imageX, I have created wim files of Volume shadow copied drives. Can I deploy these images to new hardware using winPE and imageX and if so are there any special instructions to do so?
    Thank you in advance

    DB:2.84:Deploying A .Wim Image From Volume Shadow Copy To New Hardware. s9

    Hello,
    Can you elaboratethe statement?
    Using imageX, I have created wim files of Volume shadow copied drives.
    And in addition, you need run sysprep before you capture the reference image.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Unable To Mount Wim 0x80070020 (File Lock By Another Process) xa


    Hi,
    I can't mount any WIM file on a SCSI volume (Wim as been save on this volume from workstations)
    I have tried imageX and DISM. KO.
    I have no antivirus filter drivers. Error messages are :
    ImageX
    imagex /mountrw 0000DO004.wim 1 0000do004
    [ ERROR ] U:\Work\0000do004\Documents and Settings\All Users\Menu Dmarrer\Programmes\Jeux\Reversi sur Internet.LNK (Error = 32)
    Error mounting image.
    The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

    ImageX
    U:\Workdism /mount-wim /wimfile:0000DO004.wim /mountdir:0000do004 /index:1
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    Mounting image
    [ 1.0%
    ]
    Error: 32
    The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    DISM logs :
    2010-07-09 12:04:43, Error DISM DISM WIM Provider: PID=3416 Failed
    to mount the image. - CWimImageInfo::Mount(hr:0x80070020)
    2010-07-09 12:04:43, Error DISM DISM WIM Provider: PID=3416 d:\w7rtm\base\ntsetup\opktools\dism\providers\wimprovider\dll\wimmanager.cpp:999
    - CWimManager::InternalOpMount(hr:0x80070020)
    2010-07-09 12:04:43, Error DISM DISM WIM Provider: PID=3416 d:\w7rtm\base\ntsetup\opktools\dism\providers\wimprovider\dll\wimmanager.cpp:2247
    - CWimManager::InternalCmdMount(hr:0x80070020)
    2010-07-09 12:04:43, Error DISM DISM WIM Provider: PID=3416 Error
    executing command - CWimManager::InternalExecuteCmd(hr:0x80070020)
    2010-07-09 12:04:43, Error DISM DISM WIM Provider: PID=3416 d:\w7rtm\base\ntsetup\opktools\dism\providers\wimprovider\dll\wimmanager.cpp:516
    - CWimManager::ExecuteCmdLine(hr:0x80070020)

    Wimgapi.dll

    The mount works correctly on another server.
    Thanks in advance...

    Wimgapi.dll is 6.1.7600.16385 and no wimpepg.sys in the Wim file.

    DB:2.84:Unable To Mount Wim 0x80070020 (File Lock By Another Process) xa

    Hi all,
    I have updated the BIOS of the server with the same version. (there was no error in any tools of dell management).
    Now it is working fine.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Mdt2k8 X64 Edit Unattend.Xml Issue For Custom Vistasp1x32 Os Fix da


    Ok,
     
    Not sure how many of you in the community are experiencing this issue, but after extensive debugging, I figured out how to create and deploy custom 32bit VistaSP1 images from a 64bit Win2k8 server using MDT2k8 x64.
    The issue being, you cannot either create or edit the unattend.xml.
     
    When you use imagex to capture your custom .wim, pay close attention to what you name your image and what description you use.  These two pieces of information are critical.
    example:  imagex /compress fast /flags Business /verify /capture c: z:\test01.wim test01
    You would write down wim name: test01 and description: test01
     
    Capture your image to the captures folder of your deployment server (or where ever you chose to store them).
    Go through the normal steps to create the custom OS and task sequence.
    Exit MDT and navigate to Distribution$\Operating Systems\Your orginal Vista SP1 DVD OS
    Not sure why it doesn't show up, but in the upper right corner of the explorer, search for *.clg
    You will come across, in my case Install_Windows Vista BUSINESS.clg,  something_something.clg
    Copy that file and place it in: Distribution$\Operating Systems\your_custom_image_name
     
    Here is where you will need the captured image information.
    Rename that newly pasted .clg  to WimName_Description.clg
    Example:  using imagex i captured a custom image called:  testimage01.wim testimage01
    The new .clg file must be renamed to:  testimage01_testimage01.clg
     
    Whallah!  Your new custom 32bit VistaSP1 image will now function properly on your 64bit MDT2K8 server and you can edit the unattend.xml all day long.
    *You may need to bounce your server to get it to work with the new .clg
     
    Hope this helps!
     
    Disclaimer:  Please do all of this at your own risk, what works for me may not work for you.

    DB:2.83:Mdt2k8 X64 Edit Unattend.Xml Issue For Custom Vistasp1x32 Os Fix da

    Ok,
     
    Not sure how many of you in the community are experiencing this issue, but after extensive debugging, I figured out how to create and deploy custom 32bit VistaSP1 images from a 64bit Win2k8 server using MDT2k8 x64.
    The issue being, you cannot either create or edit the unattend.xml.
     
    When you use imagex to capture your custom .wim, pay close attention to what you name your image and what description you use.  These two pieces of information are critical.
    example:  imagex /compress fast /flags Business /verify /capture c: z:\test01.wim test01
    You would write down wim name: test01 and description: test01
     
    Capture your image to the captures folder of your deployment server (or where ever you chose to store them).
    Go through the normal steps to create the custom OS and task sequence.
    Exit MDT and navigate to Distribution$\Operating Systems\Your orginal Vista SP1 DVD OS
    Not sure why it doesn't show up, but in the upper right corner of the explorer, search for *.clg
    You will come across, in my case Install_Windows Vista BUSINESS.clg,  something_something.clg
    Copy that file and place it in: Distribution$\Operating Systems\your_custom_image_name
     
    Here is where you will need the captured image information.
    Rename that newly pasted .clg  to WimName_Description.clg
    Example:  using imagex i captured a custom image called:  testimage01.wim testimage01
    The new .clg file must be renamed to:  testimage01_testimage01.clg
     
    Whallah!  Your new custom 32bit VistaSP1 image will now function properly on your 64bit MDT2K8 server and you can edit the unattend.xml all day long.
    *You may need to bounce your server to get it to work with the new .clg
     
    Hope this helps!
     
    Disclaimer:  Please do all of this at your own risk, what works for me may not work for you.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Question Regarding Vhd And Wim File 39


    Hi Guys/Gals With the release of windows 7 i have bought the following book 'Configuring Windows 7 Microsoft book MCTS Exam 70-680'.
    In the book it guides me through the process of capturing a windows 7 image using a windows pe disk with imagex, i can capture the image to a wim file no problems.
    The book then tells me to create a vhd and add the vhd to the bootmanager it then tells me to copy the captured wim file onto the vhd and boot from it.
     
    Can you just place a wim file onto a vhd and boot from it? to me this does not seem right.
    Can some one please clarify? is it an error in the book?

    DB:2.83:Question Regarding Vhd And Wim File 39

    A wim file can be used to create a vhd you can boot from. THere are several steps involved, which are described in the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) documentation. The WIM2VHD utility http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wim2vhd was created to automate this process. The FAQ on that page provides answers that may help you understand.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:How To Automate The Wim Image Deployment? jp


    Hello,
    I want to know how can we Deploy the WIM image which is taken by ImageX thru DVD automatically?
    Is there any way that we can use WinPE DVD to automate the deployment of a custom WIM image?
    Thank you,
    Arvind

    DB:2.83:How To Automate The Wim Image Deployment? jp


    See this link, you have all stepsfor deployment process
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/88f80cb7-d44f-47f7-a10d-e23dd53bc3fa1033.mspx?mfr=true

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Deploy Xp Wim Image With Sccm xk


    Hi
    I have been searching for a while now for this problem but no luck. I have a ghost image of windows XP SP3 with lots of programs and it is syspreped to work on 15 laptops and another to work on 10 workstations. I made an image with ImageX wim image but
    i couldnt deploy it with SCCM as it fails at the start. So the questions is how to deploy this image using SCCM. I already read every manual on creating and capturing xp image with sccm but thats not what i want.
    greatest regards to all and hope to get a solution here soon.

    DB:2.83:Deploy Xp Wim Image With Sccm xk

    Hi, after deploy it via Ghost to a system, it's also possible to use Task Sequence capture media to create a WIM image. Then ImageX is not needed.
    Just rightclick on Task Sequences in SCCM and choose Create Task Sequence Media. After that choose capture media for creating the OS image,
    This posts explains the capture media:
    How to Capture an Image from a Reference Computer by Using Capture Media:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694129.aspx
    And on my blogsite:
    http://henkhoogendoorn.blogspot.com/2011/03/create-task-sequence-capture-media.html

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Error Applying Split Image s3


    Hi there.
    I have a 5.9GB WIM that I split into 3 pieces. The WIM contains 4 images and applying any of the images individually from the single WIM works fine. As soon as I split the WIM into SWM pieces, I can only load image 1 and 2. Loading image 3 and 4 returns an error 2 and the imagex log shows this:
    [info] c:\boot\BCD. [Resource Extract to File: (seq. 10) - resource not found for non-emtpy file] (GLE = 1812)
    [Error: 1812] c:\boot\BCD
    I have tried to load image using a dual layer DVD or USB hard drive, same result. I also tried to copy the SWM pieces to the hard drive first and restore from there but I got the same error.
    Do I have to reference all SWM file names or should imagex /ref D:\image2.swm /apply D:\image.swm 4 c: be sufficient?
    Related question: The only reason why I'm splitting the image is the fact that my 5.9 GB WIM doesn't fit on a ISO DVD. Can I use the makeISO tool to create UDF DVD images?
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Dirk

    DB:2.83:Error Applying Split Image s3

    if you try imagex /apply /?, you will see the help message for /ref switch. and it has this:
      /REF splitwim2.swm  Enables the reference of split WIM (SWM) files.
      splitwim2.swm - Path to additional split file(s). Wild cards are accepted.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Is It Possible To Use An Answer File When Using Imagex jz


    I have created a fresh windows 7 image (.wim ) and captured it onto a local share using Imagex . I am used to using WDS where it was easy to specify what answer file to use,unfortunatelyuntil we get another WDS server i am using
    the old classic method of booting into WinPe and then applying the image with imagex /apply . How do i specify an answer file to be used with imagex ?

    DB:2.83:Is It Possible To Use An Answer File When Using Imagex jz

    Hi,
    Please try the suggestions above and let us know the result.
    Thanks
    Regards,
    Juke
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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Wim Image To Iso Image? 3k


    Hello,
    I have a few WIM images for our desktops. WIM images were captured with imagex. How could I convert these WIM image to ISO images so that I could boot them up with Vmware Player for testing purposes?
    As far as I know Vmware Player accepts standard iso images to boot from?
    Thanks

    DB:2.83:Wim Image To Iso Image? 3k

    Ok. I was just trying to get rid of the applying part with imagex. Applying takes about 20mins so it would have been nice to be able just boot up ready made ISO...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Deploy Server 2008 mk


    Hi, i installed a server 2008, customized it and syspreped it with the command sysprep.exe /quiet /generalize /oobe /shutdown. I captured the syspreped installation in a wim file using imagex from a winpe2.0. Now I would like to deploy this image using winpe2.0 and imagex on various machines. (e.g: imagex /apply image 1 C:) How can I pass the MassStorage Drivers (SCSI) after imagex apply from the winpe. Does wpeinit /unattend=unattend.xml read the PnpCustomizationsWinPE section and copies the Drivers ? The problem is i always get a stop screen 7B after imagex apply and reboot. iea  

    DB:2.83:Deploy Server 2008 mk

    Thank you guys, i dont really like to apply all drivers i need to the offline image so i tried to inject the driver using the pckgmgr from winpe, directly to the already applied image on C:\Windows and it worked just fine. The System starts in mini setup and uses the unattend.xml in C:\Windows\panther\unattend\unattend.xml. (pckgmgr /o:C:\Windows /n:unattend.xml) Now i only have to find a solution for Server 2003 ... Thanks for your help X Henrik

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Imagex Error Code 23 7d


    when i am trying to capture wim image of a drive a i am getting error code 23. could anyone help me out of this error.
    Thanks for your help

    DB:2.82:Imagex Error Code 23 7d

    Hello,
    I'd have asked in the Windows forum on Microsoft Community.
    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Verification Imagex Wim Files aa


    Hello everyone I'm working in a big corporation which produce computers and notebooks. In my department, we are downloading about hundred images of systems for NB from our HQ monthly. Most of them are wim files, which are created by ImageX. We would like to verify integrity of this files and check it for any possible errors. I can't find any options in ImageX which allow me to check wim files without unpacking them or any other operations. Is there any additional software with such functionality? Is there any method to force ImageX to check and verify wim files without extracting it? Best Regards Marek Helman

    DB:2.81:Verification Imagex Wim Files aa

    imagex /mount image_file image_number image_name image_path {/check } is that enough ? or perhaps you need a third party tool to calculate a hash or md5sum of these images ?
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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Mdt 2010: How Do You Deploy A Custom Win7 Image .Wim? km


    I have syspreped a Windows 7 machine.
    I have used imagex to capture the image.
    I have imported the .wim file into the Operating System of MDT.
    I created boot media and it tells me there is no set up file found.
    I added the Win 7 OS and created boot media.
    Windows 7 was installed from scratch no custom image settings?
    What steps do I need to do to deploy this custom image for my network?
    Any help is greatly appreciated. THANKS!!
    rj

    DB:2.81:Mdt 2010: How Do You Deploy A Custom Win7 Image .Wim? km

    1- Copy the source files of the Win7 DVD on your MDT server in a folder lets say X.
    2- Rename the Costume Wim File you Captured to install.wim
    3- Replace the X\sources\install.wim with the costume install.wim file.
    4-In your MDT Server/Deployment Shares/ Operating Systems , Right Click, Import OS, Choose Full set of source files
    Select the Folder X, Complete the Wizard Normally.
    5- In your Task Sequence Select in the Install OS Task The New OS you imported.
    Hope it works fine for you

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Creating Windows Pe Wim With Imagex 7c


    Hello, I am having trouble creating a WinPE wim with ImageX packaged with it. The scenario is this: we plan to capture images of every PC we have out on a production line, so we are not using sysprep but rather using ImageX. Capturing the image is not a
    problem; while slow, capturing and saving the wim to our dedicated WDS server works just fine using ImageX. I have no issues creating a WinPE wim and WDS is configured properly. I am currently using the WDS server to have a client boot using the WinPE boot.wim
    I have already created, but then I have to copy imagex.exe from a USB stick to the WinPE drive 'X:' - this is a temporary fix and as some of the workstations on the production line are, for software restrictions, extremely outdated and incapable of detecting
    any USB sticks I throw at it.
    Is there any way to inject imagex.exe into my WinPE boot.wim file? I have read various guides and forums out there, none of which seemed to answer my question yet. Thanks

    DB:2.81:Creating Windows Pe Wim With Imagex 7c

    Hello,
    I suggest you can seek help in concerning setup deployment forums and link ishttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversetup/threadsRegards, Ravikumar P

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:How To Apply A .Wim Image On Inspiron 1520? 77



    I have an image .wim(Windows Image File system)   of Vista operating system with all the necessary drivers and components i need.  Does anybody knows how to apply it on my computer using ImageX feature of Vista or otherwise?

     

    Current Configuration:

    Inspiron 1520

    OS: Windows Vista Home Basic

    DB:2.81:How To Apply A .Wim Image On Inspiron 1520? 77


    Image X is on the Vista DVD or can be downloaded:

     

    http://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-mount-a-wim-image-with-imagex-in-windows-vista/

     

     

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Add Imagex To Boot.Wim k7


    Quick question. I would like to add imagex to our existing boot.wim. Once I've added imageX and committed the save to the Wim, can i simply replace the boot.pgkID.wim in the source folder, and update the DPs or should i add a new boot image?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Imagex Issues. Bootmgr Is Missing a7



    I am not too sure what I am doing wrong but I keep getting a Bootmgr is missing after I image with imageX.

    We have been using Windows Deployment server and have a bunch of wim images. I have tried changing the system partition in the OSD job and went from 1 to 4 and I still get this message?

    I am sure I am doing something wrong but what check box did I miss.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Ed

    DB:2.80:Imagex Issues. Bootmgr Is Missing a7


    I had the same problem. Having this run fixed it for me as well. x:\Windows\system32\bcdboot.exe C:\Windows

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Wim Image Got Bigger After Removing Files? 71


    I captured my WIM image with SCCM and wanted to remove the excess Uninstall files for all the patches that installed,
     
    Original captured WIM Image size:
    1,148,128 KB
    Original WIM image size when mounted:
    3.35GB
     
    I then deleted about 770MB worth of files from the mounted image.
     
    The new size when mounted:
    2.59GB
     
    I then unmounted and commited my changes.
     
    The new WIM Image size:
    1,150,941 KB
     
    So my image actually GREW by 2.8 MB????
     
    Is it me or should the image not have gotten smaller not larger when you delete files from it?  I cant seem to find any switches or anything relating to imagex that I missed that would cause this..
     
    Thanks!

    DB:2.79:Wim Image Got Bigger After Removing Files? 71

    May have found my own answer:
    From:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/01/DesktopFiles/default.aspx
    Note that there's an important caveat here. Just as with the delete command, when you use the read/write functionality to edit the WIM, the file data in the WIM file itself isn't completely erased or cleaned up-the files are appended to the end of the WIM file, and the earlier reference in the Volume Image is supplanted with the updated data. This means that if you added a new 5MB file, replacing an existing 5MB file, your image will grow by the size of the 5MB file after it has been compressed (that is, 5MB or less, depending on the type of compression used). To remove the old data from the WIM (if you wanted to shrink the image) you would need to use /export to export the Volume Image into an entirely new WIM file.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Appending A Volume Image To A Wim File And Setting The Its Flags 3x


    Hi
    I am using Windows 8.1 Update and Windows ADK.
    If I use the command
    Dism /Commit-Image /MountDir:Mount_Directory_Path /Append /CheckIntegrity
    to add a volume image modified, how should I do to set the name and description of the new image without using the ImageX command?
    Thanks
    Bye

    Balubeto

    DB:2.79:Appending A Volume Image To A Wim File And Setting The Its Flags 3x

    Hi,
    In order to set name and description I think you should choos option /append-image.
    DISM Image Management Command-Line Options

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:I Made A Backup Of Essential 2012 And I Want To Mout It On My Other Computer Whith Imagex Tool But I Am Doing Something Wrong! 8s


    hi,
    I have made backup of windows eesentials 2012 which named WindowsImageBackup and which I put on an external drive.
    now I try whit imagex tool to mount this image on my technician computer.
    imagex /mountrw d:\imaging\data.wim 2 c:\mounted_images
    so this is the example how to mount it.
    my external drive is f:
    so I run this command imagex /mountrw f:\imaging\WindowsImageBackup c:\mounted_images
    but it is not working .I see in the example data.wim so the extension is wim in the example.
    but I look in the properties of my WindowsImageBackup there is no wim extension.
    or the backup and wim are different files are.
    what I have to do to mount this windowsimagebackup( backup of essential server) on my other computer whit imagex tool, what I am doing wrong.
    the example is above
    thanks
    johan

    h.david

    DB:2.78:I Made A Backup Of Essential 2012 And I Want To Mout It On My Other Computer Whith Imagex Tool But I Am Doing Something Wrong! 8s

    Hi,
    Based on your description, it seems that you have solved this issue. Thanks for sharing in the forum. Your
    time and efforts are highly appreciated.

    I understand that you back up the Windows Server 2012 Essentials via Windows Server Backup. Yeah. As you said,
    this backup file will be a VHDX file when you back up via Windows Server Backup. You can right click it and select mount, then assign a drive letter to it in Disk Management. Then you will be able to see all files and folders which were backed up in this backup
    file (VHDX file).

    For server backup in Windows Server 2012 Essentials, please refer to the following article.

    Manage server backup in Windows Server Essentials

    Hope this helps.
    Best regards,
    Justin Gu

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:New Keyboard Driver dj


    hello all,
    On our machines we have Windows 7 64 bit. Currently we have developed a custom keyboard driver. This driver replaces the normal HID Keyboard Device that loads when Windows 7 loads. As part of saving our machine image we run sysprep on our
    machines and then save it as a wim file using imagex. The problem is when I reload the wim using imagex /apply , the original HID keyboard Device loads back and our custom driver is not installed. Is there a way to stop sysprep from doing this, or to make
    my keyboard driverthe higher priority driver?
    Its weird because even when I simply uninstall the HID Keyboard Device through device manager, the drivers still come back after rebooting the machine. Seems like i should be able to at least stop windows from reinstalling the driver after I have uninstalled
    it

    DB:2.78:New Keyboard Driver dj

    It seems that the device enumaration precedes your driver.
    I would recommend to find appropriate development forum here
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories
    Regards
    Milos

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:.Wim Imaging And Os Liscensing Issues 88



    Hello all.

    I am about to get 15 new dell boxes, and would like to manually configure one and then using windowsPE and imagex, and then caputure this generalized referrence computer image. I will then use imagex to deploy this customized image to all the other boxes. I have already do this in a test environment with no issues.

    My question is, will there be any issues involved with the OS liscensing etc that i should be made aware of? As it will be 1 one computers image on 15 boxes.

    thanks

    DB:2.78:.Wim Imaging And Os Liscensing Issues 88


    Hi Giermo,

    That could be one of the reasons. However, as long as you are purchasing all your systems with a valid license for each machine, there should not be an issue.

    Please reply for any clarifications.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Imagex Logging Example, Linux Support? 78


    I'm new to using ImageX and have a couple of questions:
    1. I enabled logging on the ImageX command-line. After a successful image capture, a 2 byte log file exists that is essentially empty (2 bytes but no characters, not even spaces). Is this normal for a successful ImageX capture (no news is good news)?
    2.Can ImageX be used to image Linux drives/partitions?
    Thanks,
    Bill

    DB:2.78:Imagex Logging Example, Linux Support? 78

    I'm new to using ImageX and have a couple of questions:
    1. I enabled logging on the ImageX command-line. After a successful image capture, a 2 byte log file exists that is essentially empty (2 bytes but no characters, not even spaces). Is this normal for a successful ImageX capture (no news is good news)?
    2.Can ImageX be used to image Linux drives/partitions?
    Thanks,
    Bill

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.77

    DB:2.77:How To Make A Bootable Iso From A Wim File? a3


    Hello,
    I would like to know if i have created some custom image using ImageX which is in WIM format. I would like to make a automated bootable DVD of WinPE which will load that WIM image which i created.
    How can i make such DVD which will boot automatically and start deploying the image which i created with ImageX?

    DB:2.77:How To Make A Bootable Iso From A Wim File? a3

    You wrote
    (Step 7. Dont forget to add the imagex tool to the ....) To the what? Please specify?
     

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Core 2 Duo And Imagex cs


    We just got the Dell 745 with the Core 2 Duo processor in it.  When I apply my WIM image to the machine it flashes the XP logo and then restarts.  I happen to have the identical image saved as a GHO Symantec Ghost image.  When I image the 745 with Ghost it works just fine.
     
    I created the WIM image by laying down the sysprepped Ghost image on a machine and then immediately turning around and capturing it with Imagex.  No reboot in between.
     
    The files in both of these images should be exactly identical, so I can't understand why the Ghost works but Imagex does not.
     
    Anyone have any ideas?
     

    DB:2.76:Core 2 Duo And Imagex cs

    Hi,
     
    You may want to try booting into the ghosted image, booting into it, sysprepping it and recapturing it with ImageX rather than skipping the middle phase. That may sort out some of your issues. If that still doesn't work we can go from there.
     
    Thanks,
    Jez
     

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Error While Installing Via Wds zs


    Hello everybody,
    ive got a new problem, but i dont know, which detail thing ill missed.
    Im generate a wim image, using imageX. There is no problem, all things are ok. I do a SYSPREP (ootb, generalize) und think, that i can send it to my clients over WDS and PX-E. But now, if i want to install my Windows 7, my client crashed.
    Booting over PXE is successfull, my pc starts windows setup - but suddenly he stopped, because of an error (File is corrupt maybe, etc.).

    I try an other way. I changed my generated *.wim-File with the original *.wim on the Windows 7 DVD. When i try to install that over DVD, not PXE, everything works. After installation i can use programs, i packed in this image - and all other stuff.

    Could anybody imagine, what the problem could be?

    Thanks a lot!

    DB:2.76:Error While Installing Via Wds zs

    Okay, okay!
    Solved the problem, but for all having the same trouble, heres the right way:
    The thing was a bug in WDS, my colleague checked up, that you have to create a new imagegroup. Then we put the image to this new imagegroup..everything is fine :-)

    Greetz to all!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.75

    DB:2.75:Imagex With Windows 7 Single Partitions pf



    Hi all

    I had a need to use ImageX as a client needed an image in WIM Format.

    The problem that I had with windows 7 is thay by default, it installs on 2 partitions which forced the capture / deploy via imagex to fail. Im not sure but i think its because of the extra partition. I attribute this to windows xp working fine and not windows 7. There are ways to get imagex to capture multiple partitions but i decided to get windows 7 down to one partition because it seems like a neater way to deal with it imo. The easiest way I found around this is to get rid of the boot partition. http://www.mydigitallife.info/hack-to-remove-100-mb-system-reserved-partition-when-installing-windows-7/ explains how to do this

    Once i did this, i was able to use the default imagex capture and deploy scripts in OSD LDMS 9.2 with no issues.

    Hope this helps those that have a specific requirement to use WIM.

    Cheers Matt

    DB:2.75:Imagex With Windows 7 Single Partitions pf


    I use this hack before I create image

    works well

    left with only one partitions

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/hack-to-remove-100-mb-system-reserved-partition-when-installing-windows-7/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Mount A .Wim File That Has Been Applied To A .Vhd 3j


    I'm working through the Configuring Windows 7 book, and I'm stuck on the practice Mounting and Offline Image and installing Launguage Packs.I made the .vhd and applied a .wim to it. I can boot fromit. In the steps in the book it says to use imagex to mount the .wim that is on the .vhd. W: is the VHDIt says to input this- imagex /mountrw w:\myimage.wim 1 c:\mountedimages The problem is, I forgot the name of the .wim file that I made and I deleted the original .wim. So where I don't know what to replace myimage.wim with. How do you find information about the .wim you appliced to a .vhd file?

    DB:2.74:Mount A .Wim File That Has Been Applied To A .Vhd 3j

    Thanks for the reply.I may have been confused as to what the book meant by this. From your post, It looks likethe book was simply asking me to mount a .wim file that happened to be in for example w:\myimage.wim and W:\myimage.wim was there because the image that I copied, had it in for example c:\myimage.wim.I was thinking that the .vhd file had information about the .wim thatwas used to create it, even if you removed the .wim file that transfered over. Thanks again.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Extracting A File From A Unmountable Wim Image 33


    Hey Technet,
    So I have an annoying problem that I am hoping someone has a fix for. I was working on a client computer, upgrading the system to Win7 from XP, and I made a WIM image of the system before I did the upgrade as a backup. I used WinPE 3 and the latest version
    of ImageX (using /capture) to make the image. The capture completedsuccessfullyand I proceeded to wipe the system and install Windows 7. After installing and restoring aseparatebackup of the client's personal data I was told by the
    client of a file that I did not backup they he needed. So I go over to my WIM image backup I made but the image won't mount. Both DISM and ImageX can't mount the image and both give the same error:

    [Error: 1340 filename

    The inherited access control list (ACL) or access control entry (ACE) could
    not be built.

    This error shows up when trying to mount or apply the image. The file that is causing the error is somehow connected to Adobe Reader and is unrelated to the file I need. I don't need to restore the whole image and I don't need to worry about the captured
    OS (Windows XP) in the image. Is there any way I can extract just the file I need from the damaged WIM? Any help would be greatlyappreciated.
    Thanks,
    rdlenk

    DB:2.74:Extracting A File From A Unmountable Wim Image 33


    Andre.Ziegler, it is annoying to me that a program I already had installed on every computer was the answer to this problem. It seems verysimple now that you have shown it to me. Opening the file in 7zip worked beautifully!

    nice to hear that 7zip works :)
    best regards
    AndrA programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Custom Keyboard Driver fp



    hello all,
    On our machines we have Windows 7 64 bit. Currently we have developed a custom keyboard driver using WinDDK. This driver replaces the normal HID Keyboard Device that loads when Windows 7 loads. As part of saving our machine image we run sysprep
    on our machines and then save it as a wim file using imagex. The problem is when I reload the wim using imagex /apply , the original HID keyboard Device loads back and our custom driver is not installed. Is there a way to stop sysprep from doing this, or to
    make my keyboard driverthe higher priority driver?
    Its weird because even when I simply uninstall the HID Keyboard Device through device manager, the drivers still come back after rebooting the machine. Seems like i should be able to at least stop windows from reinstalling the driver after I have uninstalled
    it

    DB:2.74:Custom Keyboard Driver fp

    I think it is called kiosk moded -- This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Open A Captured Wim File In Wsim 3x


    I use imagex to captured the wim image file from my computer that I currently using. And then try to open it in WSIM.
    First, WSIM ask to create a catalog file, and of course I choose Yes to continue, after a few minutes it prompt error message
    Windows SIM was unable to generate a catalog. For troubleshooting assistance, see the topic: 'Windows System Image Manager Technical Reference' in the Windows OPK or Windows AIK User's Guide.

    Details: The location does not contain a valid Windows image or contains files that cannot be opened with read/write privileges. If D:\mybaseimage.wim is a shared location, Verify you have read/write access to the location.
    More details about my situation:
    1. The computer I currently using is Windows 7 Professional x64
    2. I did not perform generalized before capture the image
    3. During I use imagex to capture the image, I had use the option /compress
    4. The WSIM(WAIK) was installed on Windows Server 2008 32bit
    I have no problem if I use the the wim file in an original installation disk. This is my first time to open a captured image in WSIM.

    DB:2.74:Open A Captured Wim File In Wsim 3x

    Please ignore this post.
    I just found that I captured the wrong partition.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Custom Wim Deployment x3


    So were using MDT 2010 to deploy Server 2008 images. Our previous Wim was captured through MDT and deploys without issue.
    I've made some tweaks to this base image, mostly patches and used imagex to recapture it to a new wim file. I've then imported a new reference image and swapped out the wim in the task sequence for the deployment and regenerated the unattend.xml.
    Now the deployment goes fine until it completes the install operating system task, then it reboots and stops at the logon screen. looking at the logs afterwards it appears to go through the rest of the sequence and not do anything.
    what we end up with is a perfect copy of the imaged machine, withou any of the post install or state restore tasks complete.
    Any ideas as to where i'm going wrong here?

    DB:2.74:Custom Wim Deployment x3

    2003 needs /mini /reseal (and /quite)... as for the producy key missing, check the zticonfigure.log file and the resulting sysprep.inf file during deployment.
    / Johan

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Cant Launch Imagex In Osd Script 8m



    Hello,

    I post from France and my english is very bad. Sorry

    I encountered a problem in VMware test environment. I test OSD agent based and OSD with PXE REP.

    I use a sysprepped image of Win XP SP3. Please take a look at the three line above (And read the log)

    With OSD Agent based all start good but... the clent machine reboot with message ntldr missing

    "POSTE02","OK",0,0:00:28,02/04/2009 16:21:56,02/04/2009 16:22:24,"cmd /c format /Y /FS:NTFS /Q /V:C-DRIVE c:" "POSTE02","OK",230227968,0:00:01,02/04/2009 16:22:24,02/04/2009 16:22:25,"cmd /c RunBatch -1 h:\bootsect.exe /nt52 SYS /force, STATUS FACILITY=3513, SYNC" "POSTE02","OK",230227968,0:00:00,02/04/2009 16:22:25,02/04/2009 16:22:25,"cmd /c RunBatch -1 h:\imagex.exe /apply i:\xpsp3.wim 1 C:, STATUS FACILITY=3513, SYNC"

    (I have added "cmd /c RunBatch -1 h:\bootsect.exe /nt52 SYS /force" because imagex dont start (Or stop after 1 second) but nothin has changed).

    With PXE REP, imagex don't start. But i can open a new console and then typing imagex command manually and imagex works.

    Imagex is from WinPE 2.0, and bootsect to.

    Is it a problem?

    As everyone encountered this problem ?

    DB:2.74:Cant Launch Imagex In Osd Script 8m


    Hello,

    Finally i find what's wrong. I have seen that it was a problem with drvmap in the log. Then I verified some Core Server configuration and simply add as necessary any Active Directory users groups in the Core Server's local LANDesk Management Suite group. From this moment, drvmap work fine and access to thirs party tools on shares like imagex or bootsect was functionnal.

    DANDesk, thank's for help

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Is It Possible To Boot A Wim Image Directly From Within A Vhd File? ac


    Hello all, newbie here,
    Am doing exam 70-680, have a question:
    Is it possible to create a VHD file, then (simply) copy a WIM to it, and then, after doing appropriate BCDedit steps, to be able to boot it, or do you need to use imagex /apply on the image to set it up on the VHD? The MS Press textbook says that I should
    be able to just copy the WIM to the VHD, but when I try I get the repair console on boot (and that's if I use BCDboot, if I don't I just get error at bootloader) . Am I doing something wrong, or is this one of the textbook's many errors?
    Thx for help :)

    DB:2.74:Is It Possible To Boot A Wim Image Directly From Within A Vhd File? ac

    You need to apply the image. This extracts the contents of the image file and places everything in the correct sub-folders on the VHD. Then you need to attach the VHD, run bcdboot (if this VHD contains a bootable OS), detach the VHD, and reboot. Without
    applying, you would simply be attaching a VHD with a single file on it, similar to a flash drive but on a larger scale.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Windows 8 Master Wim Image Without Sysprep mp


    Hi,

    I have build windows 8 reference system with Windows 8 and MS-office 2013 with some provision applications.

    Since the reference system has lot of customizations for the customer (desktop, branding, screen saver, Keyboard layout), I don't want to loose these settings and avoid sysprep. Now I just need some guidance that could help me creating a WIM straight awayusing
    ImageX\DISM with rearming the windows 8, ms-office 2013. Once I have the WIM, this need to go to the factory for bulk deployment on end user devices.

    Regards,

    DB:2.74:Windows 8 Master Wim Image Without Sysprep mp

    It is obvious that sysprep is not supported in a situation where sysprep was not used. So none of those links answer the question of what are the consequences of not using sysprep?
    perhaps these:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2009/11/03/3291024.aspx
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2009/12/03/sysprep-machine-sids-and-other-myths.aspx
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314828
    Henrik's list of examples is the the one I would have listed out, but I don't have specific documented examples to quote.
    There is a lot of implied/anecdotal information within the TN forums (mainly the Volume Activation-KMS, and Susclientid-WSUS and older SMS client scenarios). Probably formally documented in various MS KB articles if you felt like digging around for them.
    Interestingly, sysprep doesn't cater for generalizing Office2010 (there isn't a capable sysprep provider for that) so as important as sysprep may be, Office2010 still requires the use of the ospprearm tool when intending to capture an image of that.Don
    (Please take a moment to Vote as Helpful and/or Mark as Answer, where applicable.

    This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. Thanks!)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:When Installing An Image Onto A New Compuer, Can Imagex Be Told To Accept An Image Split Across Multiple Dvds? m9


    The situation: my shop is ramping up to a Windows 7 rollout, and had been looking at usingImageX under WinPE as the tool to installWin7 images, replacing the standalone version of Symantec Ghost which we've been using to install previous Windows versions. (Note: this isn't the same product as Norton Ghost. And yes, I'm aware that Windows 7 support is in the next version of Symantec Ghost, due for release RSN.)The problem: our imagesexceed the size limitation of a DVD, and many of the existing systems are unable to read dual-layer disks. ImageX has an option to split a large WIM file into several smaller ones, but as best I can tell when starting ImageX it requires that ALL of the segments be simultaneously available, and has no provision for swapping optical media while running. This essentially makes ImageX unusable for production imaging. (For various reasons network-based imaging cannot be used.)
    Online searches show that this problem has been seen by Vista shops as well; it's not new with Windows 7.
    The Question: am I missing some magic incantation that makes ImageX do what I need? (I'll cheerfully accept an RTFM response if you'll just point me to the correct FM.) Or is this a design restriction, meaning that we're back to using Symantec Ghost.Joe Morris

    DB:2.74:When Installing An Image Onto A New Compuer, Can Imagex Be Told To Accept An Image Split Across Multiple Dvds? m9

    AFAIK, the image is not being split during capture.However, once you have the image, you can split it using ImageExample: imagex /split d:\imaging\data.wim d:\imaging\splitdata.swm 600splits image to 600MB pieces.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.74

    DB:2.74:Re-Applying A Wim With Imagex (Non-Destructive Rebuild) mp


    Hi All,
    We currently have a custom Windows 7 build that we use WinPE and ImageX to deploy our custom wim to PC. This all works fine, until we try to re-apply the wim without first wiping the partitions, or moving the current Windows folder out of the way. If we
    re-apply the wim the PC boots up but just sits at starting services constantly and doesn't boot. We've left the machine for HOURS too, so it's not just taking a little longer.
    For testing we've also tried this with unmodified straight of the install DVD windows 7 enterprise and professional install.wim's (re-installing the same version, not alternating) and get the same result, (ie the PC just sitting at starting services).

    If we first rename the Windows folder to Windows.old it goes straight on and boots up, but ImageXpumps out errorswhile re-applying the image.
    we're using diskpart to set the windows target volume to C:\, and then using imagex /apply [pathtowim] 1 c:, followed by bcdboot c:\windows /s s:. This works on a formatted volume or a volume with the previous Windows folder moved out of the way.
    This is on physical and virtual machines so we're thinking it can't be drivers (also as build works the first time).
    We're also rebuilding straight away, so WSUS not had chance to patch the machine.
    Is this possible to re-apply using imagex? If so, what are we missing?
    Thanks

    DB:2.74:Re-Applying A Wim With Imagex (Non-Destructive Rebuild) mp

    Does the above information help?
    Regards,

    Sabrina

    TechNet Subscriber Support
    If you are
    TechNet Subscription user and have any feedback on our support quality, please send your feedback
    here.Sabrina
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.73

    DB:2.73:Windows 7 64 Bit Deployment Using Imagex: The Subsystem Needed To Support The Image Type Is Not Present xd


    Hello!,

    I have been working with imagex recently and have had successes and failures. When capturing a 32 bit image of Windows 7 Enterprise and deploying this image I have had no issues with imagex. However when using a 64 bit version of Windows 7 I
    get the error the subsystem needed to support the image type is not present

    Here are the steps I have taken:
    1. Created a Windows PE amd64 bit boot Disk from Windows AIK following the walkthrough on the technet site.
    2. Run this command
    C:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown

    3. Boot to Windows PE, navigate to X:\ directory.
    4. Run this command
    imagex /compress /fast /flags Windows 7 64 /verify /capture D: E:\Images\64bitwindows7.wim Windows 7 64 Bit Image

    I have checked to verify that D: is the filesystem in Windows PE (not c: for whatever reason) and E: is my external hard drive to where i want the image to be located.
    After running this command i receive the error:
    The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Thank you,

    Dave

    DB:2.73:Windows 7 64 Bit Deployment Using Imagex: The Subsystem Needed To Support The Image Type Is Not Present xd

    Thank you pmontgomery01, this fixed the subsystem issue for me. Funny how I was able to capture images of Windows 7 x64 before I came across this issue with a Dell XPS14 laptop.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.73

    DB:2.73:Windows Deployment Services 2012 Wim Image Not Correct After Deployment xf


    Hi all,

    I hope someone can help as I have no prior knowledge of WDS!

    I have been sent a WIM image by a client which they have built using ImageX so no WDS. I have built a WDS server as I figured it would be easier to deploy the images to 150 machines using this rather than imagex. The image goes down to the client fine but
    upon reboot I get asked lots of question i.e What username do I want to create password etc. If I image the PC using ImageX I do not get asked these questions and the machine already has all this information.

    Am I missing something? The client was sysreped with andunattendedfile but when using ImageX i amsimplypoint it to the WIM file and everything is fine. I thought WDS would be the same but clearly something is very different!

    If anyone can give me some pointers that would be great!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.72

    DB:2.72:Export Answer File From Wim d7


    If I lost my answer file after creating an .wim image, how can I edit the installation?
    is it possible toedit the unattend.xml that islocated in \Pather when mounting the .wim with imagex?

    DB:2.72:Export Answer File From Wim d7

    I don't understand what you really want. Rescue the unattendfile? editing values in unattend file? why is there a unattend file in you panther directory? did you do sysprep?! details...Mark/Propose As Answer if you got one.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.72

    DB:2.72:Capture A Reference Machine Image kd


    Hi
    I'm very new to the WIndows Embedded and looking for instruction on how I can perform an image capture of a kiosk device that is already loaded with Windows Embeded Standard 2009. We need to capture this image and then apply it to 500 kiost machines.
    Would I be able to just use ImageX to capture the image and then deploy the WIM file?
    Thank you,

    DB:2.72:Capture A Reference Machine Image kd

    imageX is one solution. Norton Ghost
    http://www.symantec.com/norton/index.jspand Rectiphy's Active Image Protector
    http://www.rectiphy.com/are other solutions.
    -Sean
    www.sjjmicro.com / www.seanliming.com, Book Author - XP Embedded Advanced, XPe Supplemental Toolkit, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step

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    DB:2.72:Deployment 7s


    i have use imagex and export image to another wim image so that single dvd can hold multiple windows edition and version as well .
    alsoi copy catlog file of os for information during boot dvd .
    i got error
    need help

    DB:2.72:Deployment 7s

    Too Vague my man! Only a mind reader could answer this.
    Try and explain what editions and architecture you are trying to consolidate.
    Detail the steps you took, including any commands you typed.
    And as Vik said, post the exact error message.

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    DB:2.72:How Versatile Are Backup Wim Files With Respect To Imagex And Dism? k8


    Been learning the DISM tool, and now that I have a reasonably good command of it, I had the following question.
    In my job I do a lot of migrations. For migrations involving moving from one Windows 7 machine to the next, is it possible to take a backup .wim image of the old Windows 7 installation using Backup and Restore,mount it using DISM,add the
    drivers specific to the new machine, and get it to apply successfully to the new machine using Imagex?
    From the general tone of the discussion I've seen regarding this question, the rule is not to use Imagex and DISM for anything other than what they're designed for. But is anything like what I'm talking about possible (moving a backup wim from one
    machine to another)?

    Thanks.

    DB:2.72:How Versatile Are Backup Wim Files With Respect To Imagex And Dism? k8

    Here are the reasons why you cannot use wim as a backup tool
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935467

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    DB:2.72:Create And Deploy Windows 7 Images With Multiple Partitions Over Wds 8c


    Hi,
    I want to know how can i capture and deploy a windows 7 image with multiple partition in addition of system partition through WDS. ie, C drive containing OS and D drive containing Documents and settings.
    I could capture and deploy OS partition through WDS. But I am unable to do it for other data partitions. Through Imagex I am able to capture data partition , but unable to deploy that Wim file through WDS server.
    I tried to append both wim files with imagex but not working with WDS.
    Please help me on this.

    DB:2.72:Create And Deploy Windows 7 Images With Multiple Partitions Over Wds 8c

    can anyone tell me . how i can create windows XP image With Multiple Partitions image for WDS .

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    DB:2.72:Question About Imagex /Append Option, How Does It Considers The File Already Exist ? x3


    From MS Below

    Appends a volume image to an existing Windows image (.wim) file. Creates a single instance of the file, color red=/colorcomparing it against the resources that already exist in the .wim file/color//color,
    so you do not capture the same file twice.

    Important

    You must run this option from the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). In addition, you must ensure that you have enough disk space for the
    /append option to run. If you run out of disk space during the
    /append option, you might corrupt the appended .wim file.

    DB:2.72:Question About Imagex /Append Option, How Does It Considers The File Already Exist ? x3

    Q1: How Imagex to compare against the resources that already exist ? by filename or by Hash value ?
    don't know how to compare the files with samename in different volumes, but it keeps it as differenet files.

    Q2:Does it must run from WIN PE ? is it avaliable offline mode ?
    it can be run from Win7 not must Win PE.夏天

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    DB:2.71:How Do I Edit The Wim Xml File az


    I have MDT 2010 setup and running. I have both the full version of Windows 7 and XP installed as operating systems in WDS. I have a custom Win 7 image that I can successfully deployto target machines.I'm working to accomplishing
    the same with an XP image. I have an XP image that has been syspreped with the correct XP SP-3 Sysprep. It was imaged by booting to WinPE 3 and imaged with the following command
    imagex /capture c:\ c:\WinXPPro.wim Windows XP Professional
    When I ran Diskpart and checked the drive letter, my HD was C:\ and not D:\ as it was with Windows 7.
    I then copied the image to the WDS machine and imported the OS into WDS, I then built a Task Sequence to install the OS on a target. When I booted to my custom PE image and selected the Deploy XP task sequence the image started to deploy and then errored
    with the following error:
    FAILURE (41024): 2: cun imagex: cmd /c \\wds\deploymentshare$\tools\x86\imagex.exe /apply
    \\wds\deploymentshare$\operating systems\xpsp3\WinXPPro.wim 1 C: c:\minint\smsosd\osdlogs\ltiapply_imagex.log 21
    Litetouch deployment failed, Return code = -2147467259 0x80004005
    On this forum I found apost that appears to be a possible solution however I can't seem to find the right command line format.In the MDT documentation the document namedUsing The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on page 92 mentions a
    similar issue that revolves aroundthe lack of an edition ID in the image. The solution is toinsert or image the wim with an Edition ID. That apparently solved it forPnoT00 also. When I use Imagex /info to look at the image,
    there is no Edition information in the image, my edition is Professional so apparently I need to insert that into the WIM image somehow.
    The command line found in the MS MDT documentationis as follows:
    imagex /flags edition_id /info wim_file 1 new_image_name new_image_description
    I have tried imagex Professional c:\WinXPPro.wim 1 c:\WinXPPro1.wim Windows XP Professional
    Imagex /append Professional c:\WinXPPro.wim 1 c:\WinXPPro.wim Windows XP Professional
    I've tried many other varations and switches with and without quotes to no avail.
    Can anyone tell me what I'm missing, or in other words, how do I edit the information in the WIM file that I see with the /info switch?

    DB:2.71:How Do I Edit The Wim Xml File az

    Thanks for the tip on the book, I ordered it. In the meantime, I have redone the XP image and kicked off an MDT capture using the instructions found here:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2009/10/06/how-to-run-a-sysprep-and-capture-task-sequence-from-mdt-2010.aspx
    Whenthe capturestarts I get the lite touch progress bar and a little about prepping the image for PE then I get a pink summary screen with the following information:
    Failure (5212) All the wizard parameters are not set. Unable to copy unattend.xml for Sysprep, not found. ZTI ERROR - Unhandled error returned by LTISysprep: The system cannot find the file specified. (-2147024894 0x80070002)
    Maybe I'd better wait for the book, I am not using WDS, only MDT and the AIK.

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    DB:2.71:Vhd Image, How To Create? 39


    Hi,
    Is it possible to have a VHD image of a machine? I mean capture an image in VHD format, how I can do that?
    We use WinPE and Imagex for the .WIM file, what tool to be used for VHD?N.A.Malik

    DB:2.71:Vhd Image, How To Create? 39

    Hi,
    If you want to do this, you mayuse the followingcommand toattact the VHD file under Windows PE. then copy the files.
    Diskpart
    select vdisk file=c:\windows7.vhd
    attach vdisk
    create partition primary
    assign letter=v

    Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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    DB:2.71:Can We Deploy .Wim Image Not Having Sysprep Folder Through Sccm f3


    I have captured windows 7 image using imagex in .wim format. I want to remove the sysprep folder from this wim image.

    Doing this, will i will be able to deploy the image that have removed from .wim using SCCM or MDT?

    Regards, Shishir Kushawaha If this thread answered your question, please click on Mark as Answer

    DB:2.71:Can We Deploy .Wim Image Not Having Sysprep Folder Through Sccm f3

    But when the image is deployed the same folder re-appear having folder Panther.Regards, Shishir Kushawaha If this thread answered your question, please click on Mark as Answer

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    DB:2.71:Diagnostics And Recovery Toolset (Dart) - Wim c7


    Hi All,This seems to be the closest related forum for this question..Is there a way, supported or unsupported to..A) Convert an ISO to a WIM (unlikely from the research I've done)or more importantly..B) Get a WIM version of the DaRT 5/6 application.I am an SA customer and would love to make this toolset available to my desktop guys, but in this day and age, why are we burning dozens of physical CD's when we could throw the image on a WDS server and have it available anytime anywhere in our organisation?Any info on this matter would be greatly appreciated..or even who to talk to target within Microsoft.Also I have tried making the ERD ISO, mounting it and capturing it with imagex. The resulting WIM file is problematic and does not mount successfully.Thanks in advance,-Dan

    DB:2.71:Diagnostics And Recovery Toolset (Dart) - Wim c7

     
    Hey Tim,
     
    Thanks for the info, I haven't played around the the BDD/MDT to make WIM's yet but I will give it a shot.
     
    The DaRT app is part of the Desktop Optimisation Pack, its just a boot cd with a heap of useful Microsoft recovery tools in it.
     
    Take it easy,
     
    -Dan

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    DB:2.71:Imagex Error While Combining Swm Files jk


    I am trying to extract the WIM file from many SWM files from the Lenovo T420 Recovery DVD.
    I am getting the following error:
    I have attempted to copy the files from the CD directly as well as capturing an image of the DVDs, mounting them and copying the files, I still get the same error and always at 23%.
    Any ideas?

    C:\SWMimagex /ref c:\swm\files\cdrivebackup*swm /check /export c:\swm\files\cdr
    ivebackup.swm * T420.wim T420

    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    Exporting: [c:\swm\files\cdrivebackup.swm, *] -
    [C:\SWM\T420.wim]
    [ 23% ] Exporting progress: 5:01 mins remaining
    Error exporting image #1.
    Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.James Snarey

    DB:2.71:Imagex Error While Combining Swm Files jk

    Yes they can be combined into one image and I just realized what the issue was. I decided to restore it using the disks and it came up asking for disk 3, I did not know there was a disk 3 since I was not the one who created them. I am now restoring
    the machine with Disk 3 and will then copy the remainder of the .swm images in order to combine the WIM or better yet, I will just copy the .WIM file from the recovery partition when the machine is done imaging. Thanks for the suggestion.James Snarey

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    DB:2.71:Imagex - Accidental Use Of \Delete 8p


    Hello
    Whilst tidying up some .wim images, I accidentally deleted the wrong image within my .wim file. Is there anyway of recovering the image? I have the before and after metadata from the file.
    Thanks in advance

    DB:2.71:Imagex - Accidental Use Of \Delete 8p

    Hi,
    You can try the previous versions function to check if you can get the data back.
    Please refer to
    Previous versions of files: frequently asked questions.
    Regards,Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

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    DB:2.71:How To Update Wim File With Latest Win 7 Patches? 1c


    I am looking for a how to update a Wim File to incorporate the latest security updates and other items. The goal being to update the WIM and not have to have the machine download increasing amounts of updates after the image is laid down. From where can the updates be downloaded? How are they incorporated using MDT, or is the imagex command line the preferred option? Thnks.

    DB:2.71:How To Update Wim File With Latest Win 7 Patches? 1c


    Where do I find these rules?
    I suppose it should be in the CustomSettings.ini file, but where do I find this file?
    Can't find it anywhere on my WDS installation (being the server where WDS is installed).
    I'm exctracting a WIM file now to see if there's anything on there, but so far no luck.

    we use the WDS just for the PXE boot in my environment. We utilized MDT 2010 which is where the rules a.k.a. customsettings.ini is configured with values on the deployment share. I believe the toolkit has samples in the help file that would help you as a reference.

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    DB:2.71:Windows Vista Sp2 Image Creation With Imagex+Sysprep Failure 38


    I've created about 20 different WIM images in an attempt to create one that would work with the original Setup.exe that is provided on my Dell Vista disc. However, everyone of them so far have not enabled the setup program to read it.

    Here's what I did:
    1) Installed my Dell Vista SP1 disc to a VirtualBox VM
    2) Installed SP2
    3) Installed updates
    4) Rebooted
    5) Ran sysprep /generalize /oobe
    6) Booted into a WinPE Live cd environment
    7) Used: imagex /compress maximum /flags HomePremium /capture C: D:\install.wim HomePremium
    8) Made an ISO by doing: oscdimg.exe -lWinVistaSP2_EN -m -u2 -bC:\extracted\Boot\etfsboot.com C:\extracted C:\VISTA_DVD.ISO
    9) Mounted ISO into VM
    10) Began setup.
    11) Setup fails, unable to read WIM file or similar error.

    If I boot into WinPE and just use imagex to extract the contents of my WIM to a drive, everything works fine. I can boot into it and run it like it's brand new. However, Setup.exe file has trouble doing anything with the WIM.

    Does anyone see any errors in my above method? I would like to get this working with the Setup.exe.

    Thanks

    DB:2.71:Windows Vista Sp2 Image Creation With Imagex+Sysprep Failure 38

    Looks like your steps are correct from what I can see. If you boot into PE and /apply the .WIM file to the machine, it takes the image ok? But, doesn't work with the .ISO? Can you confirm this for me please?Have you looked at the Windows setup log files in C:\Windows\Panther by chance?http://deploywindows7.wordpress.com/

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    DB:2.71:Help Me Resolve Error Code 0x80070002 When Trying To Update Boot.Wim With Drivers Using Windows Pe fz


    I've read many of the tutorials and still get this errorPEIMG Failed to complete the operation with status code 0x80070002I have tried the steps in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923834/en-usand here: http://apcmag.com/5436/customise_windows_pe_2_0I have the MS Windows AIK installed on the same machine as Windows Deployments Services and on my laptop. I get same error on bothThese are the steps I am taking:1. Take a boot.wim image from the vista install CD and put in on c:\wim2. I create a folder called Drivers in the Wim Directory and copy the raid drivers in here C:\wim\Drivers3. go to the Start Menu, Microsoft Windows AIK, Windows PE Tools Command Prompt. This loads a command window with the PE tools IMAGEX, PEIMG and OSCDIMG loaded into the path,4. While in the C:\WIM directory I type:  imagex /info C:\wim\boot.wim5. imagex /mountrw c:\WIM\boot.wim 2 C:\WIM\Mount  (I manually create 'Mount' beforehand)6. peimg /inf=C:\wim\Drivers\3wareDrv.inf /image=c:\wim\MountI also have tried step 6 with: peimg /inf=C:\wim\Drivers\3wareDrv.inf /image=c:\wim\MountScreen then shows:Preinstallation Environment Image Setup Tool for WindowsCopyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights Reserved.Installing INF package: C:\wim\drivers\3wareDrv.infPEIMG failed to complete the operation with status code 0x80070002.Searching for that win32 code 0x80070002 doesn't really help me find a solution....So I am asking anyone who has been successful with these commands or may have a solution... PLEASE HELP!Thanks so much!

    DB:2.71:Help Me Resolve Error Code 0x80070002 When Trying To Update Boot.Wim With Drivers Using Windows Pe fz

    I've had the same problem and it seems to be linked to the actual .inf files themselves. Some will inject OK whilst others generate this error so I dont know if it's something in the file syntax / construction causing it as I've seen suggested on other forums etc. My  main problems have been with 3com Intel nic drivers although with regard to Intel if you inject they're RIS specific version it works fine.