ImageX is Microsoft's command-line imaging utility designed for capturing, editing and deploying disk images.

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Error in Office 2010 when deploying as part of .wim?

We're deploying Windows onto PCs with a very simple VM image setup, capture, and deploy using WinPE and imagex to create a single .wim with no network dependencies or capabilities involved in the ...
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Device imaging process Won't work first time

I'm having an issue regarding a disk imaging process. To get the machine into it's initial state, I first run a simple DISKPART CLEAN, and then restart the machine. . Diskpart sel disk 0 ...
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Best way to integrate applications to windows 7 install.wim image

I have right now an unmodified .iso of a windows 7 32bit and 64bit installation disk. And I need to integrate to that some applications (office, adobe reader etc) and windows updates so that when ...
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Should you defrag before capturing an image?

If I'm capturing an image with imagex.exe /capture ..., does it matter if I defrag the hard disk prior to doing so (or strictly speaking, before sysprep)? Is there any benefit to doing so with a ...
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ImageX in Windows PE is complaining that the subsystem is not present

I'm trying to use ImageX from the Windows PE command line. When I run a capture command from the console cmd> e:\imagex.exe /capture <whatever> I get a nasty error like the subsystem ...
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Proper Imaging Procedures to Restore and Deploy Image with Separate System Reserved Partition

UPDATE: As per my experience here, no one responded. If I do not hear back from TechNet forum members about it, I will post a bounty here, if it makes a difference. I have banged my head against a ...
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imagex /apply - How can I tell when it's done? Or what it is doing?

I made an image with ICE (image configuration editor), installed it, loaded some programs, and finally I captured the image which was 1.3GB. Then I booted a different machine with windows PE and ran ...
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Create “raw disk file” from WIM file

First timer here. I've searched around here, but haven't found a question like the one I have. Apologies if I missed it. The challenge at hand: produce a "raw disk image file" from a given WIM ...
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Creating WINPE boot disc for IA64 architecture

Following the steps in the Windows Deployment Services getting started guide to create bootable media. After running Copype.cmd ia64 c:\winpe there is no equivalent of etfsboot.com in the ...
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Live WIM image capture?

Is there a tool that can capture a live Server WIM image? Without having to boot the server into WinPE and use imageX. A free or commercial tool would be OK. Thanks!
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Is ImageX needed after a Sysprep when preparing Virtual PC's for duplication?

I have researched this question and there seems to be two methods: 1) Run Sysprep, and 2) Run Sysprep followed by ImageX (this is what Microsoft says should be done). What does ImageX do and any ...
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Easy way to deploy the recovery parition in Windows 7?

We're using ImageX to deploy Windows 7 Professional. We've gotten the Windows partition to work, but the recovery partition (100-200MB at the front of the drive in a standard install) isn't as simple. ...
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Using ImageX for ghosting Windows XP

I'm in a project where the hardware specification is closed. The Windows XP image will run always on top of the same configuration. We are thinking on using ghosting for enabling a quick restore of ...
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Using spanned images (.swm) with ImageX /ref switch

I can't seem to find any working examples of usage of the /ref switch with ImageX. Can anyone provide known working syntax?
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Vista deployment: “BOOTMGR is missing”

I have created a Vista disk image with ImageX, largely following the instructions at http://www.svrops.com/svrops/articles/sysprepvista.htm. When I apply the image to a clean, active partition on ...