I am trying to install Windows 7 to iSCSI targets that will be booted by diskless clients via iPXE. To do this, I need to setup .wim boot and install images in WDS. Is there a way to create standard Windows 7 .wim images, rather than WinPE images?
What I did initially was use my Windows 7 disk for WDS. Of course you will need to add the drivers but you can do that after you add the generic Windows WIMs from whatever source that you use.
WDS does not inherently have in interface but provides a micro system/bootloader to your computer (pxe, Pre eXecution Environment) which allows you to boot Windows (In this case WindowsPE) over the network.
Using the Windows 7 disk will allow you to get a generic image for deployment. After you deploy the image then you can customize it and turn the deployed system into an image (WIM) and deploy that.
Install images are optional but recommended if you want to get rid of your physical installation media.