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I've prepared an unattended install answer file using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) so I can sysprep a Windows 2008 image. This obviously required install.wim from the Windows source DVD for the purposes of creating a catalogue.

Do I need to have the install.wim file on the image that is being sysprep'd or can sysprep run without it?

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After getting the time to try this, on the machine being sysprep'd there is no need to copy the install.wim file. All that's needed is the answer file.

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