Questions tagged [wim]

Windows Imaging Format is a file based disk image developed by Microsoft to help deploy operating systems starting from Windows Vista. WIM files feature compression and single instance storage allowing multiple images to reside in one file with little increase in the over all file size.

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install application on a mounted WIM file

Every night my build server creates an updated WIM image by mounting, updating my application files and unmounting. then I have an updated nightly wim file. I want to take this nightly image and ...
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Can't delete windows.old folder from inside .wim file

OK, so, some dumbass created this image without cleaning up the C drive first. I have taken this over at a new job, and, the .wim file we have to use for re-imaging is absolutely massive due to it... ...
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DISM Can Mount Image but Can't Apply It

I am using DISM to capture a Windows image. I have successfully captured an image from the reference computer after running sysprep and booting from Windows PE. This was done manually using the DISM /...
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Unattend file being ignored after updating WIM via VHDX

I feel I'm going crazy. I've done this a million times before and now its no longer working. Problem: I'm trying to update the wim with the new SCCM Client (have to due to it being a nested WIM File ...
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Windows Server 2019: Add language pack with DISM to .WIM

I have an Windows Server 2019 image with 4 editions: Windows Server 2019 Standard Windows Server 2019 Standard Core Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Core I want to add a ...
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Automatically deploy Win10 using iPXE

I have iPXE working to boot the Win10 installer. Problem is: after it boots to the installer, I have to do the following: wpeinit net use s: \\192.168.250.74\pxe\boot\Win10lts bar /user:foo s:\...
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WDS/MDT server - remoteinstall folder on network share or local volume?

I'd like to get this right now. In setting up WDS, I'm getting errors pointing to a mapped network drive and I'm wondering if I should just provision a local volume for this WDS/MDT virtual machine. ...
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Apply Customized Image after PXE boot

I am pretty new to DISM/WAIK etc. I am trying to implement pxe on my virtual machines (virtualbox), if worked fine later planning to implement in our production environment. I was able to deploy ...
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Do Microsoft's imagex/dism have the equivalent of wimlib's --delta-from?

For pushing small changes to an existing wim image, you can significantly reduce network traffic by using the previous wim file as a base wim and a file that contains only the "changes" as the main ...
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Applying OOBE to captured WIM

Im trying to deploy an OOBE image using MDT Sysprep Task sequence. I have no problem capturing the "golden" image (with all necessary programs and what-not) but the main point of the confusion is how ...
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Adding Windows 2016 to WDS

PS C:\Users\administrator.INTERNAL> dism /export-image /sourceimagefile:F:\sources\install.swm /swmfile:F:\sources\install*.swm /sourceindex:1 /destinationimagefile:C:\Users\administrator.INTERNAL\...
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Restoring Windows Image Backup to same drives in different computer

I have a Dell Precision T5400 with two 500 GB hard drives in RAID 1 using the motherboard RAID controller. I ran out of expansion room in the case, so I am moving to a Precision T7500, also with built-...
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Removing Windows 10 Built In Apps from a Windows 10 Image

I've Googled all over the place on how to remove the built in Windows 10 Apps like 3D Builder, Zune, Xbox, etc from a Windows 10 image file. All of the tutorials always point to the same thing - ...
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How do I stop Windows 10 Install from modifying BIOS boot settings?

We're setting up some systems to PXEboot via iPXE and, depending on a master server state, either boot normally or reimage via wimboot and MDT. The systems are configured to boot from the network ...
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WDS capture creates 2 .WIMs

When I capture an image, it successfully captures and deploys with out an issue. But the capture creates 2 entries on the server and 2 .wim files. One is always large(around 20-30 GB) and the other is ...
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Adding drivers to a non bootable drive

I have a server 2008 installation with a faulty motherboard. I have changed the motherboard and Windows blue screens on boot up. It is caused by the SATA drivers. I'm trying to find a method of ...
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Trusted Sites in Captured Wim (Server 08 R2)

I have an inherited Windows Server 08 R2 .wim image used in MDT 2013. This image appears to contain custom Trusted Sites that are included after deployment, and stay there with every sysprep/capture ...
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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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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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How do I make certain images available when user selects certain boot image? [WDS]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation that is used for everything under the sun including Network installation services. I would like to have the server offer certain images based upon the ...
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Install applications in .wim offline

We're just switching our images over from good old ghost .GHO's to .WIM format. One of the reasons is that we have heard that software updates could be modified/installed in .WIM's offline. For ...
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Best imaging practices (specifically sysprep to a .wim & network deployment)?

Note: As you may have seen in my other question regarding the data integrity of a .wim, I know this is a very "rigged" method of doing things. I've been the one heading up that whole area for our ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Missing install.wim for windows 8.1

I'm trying to setup a windows 8.1 deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 but I'm having trouble importing the operating system files. The sources directory in the Windows 8.1 installation ...
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Duplicate entries in Windows 7 Boot Manager

I have problem when with Boot Manager. When I restore System with using *.wim file after restart I see two identical entries. Booth entries run the same System. How I can remove this ? Of course I ...
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WDS deployment installs fine, consistently fails to setup: how do I diagnose what went wrong?

I'm using WDS with a reference image and boot file from a Win 7 iso. I get it to successful install sans answer file however when it reboots and tries to set up services, devices, etc. it gives an ...
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Why is the WIM Image becoming so large?

I've created a WIM file with filesize of 120MB (based on WinPE3.1). When I add it to the Boot Images section, the presented filesize somehow became 746MB. When I sniff the bandwidth of the network ...
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DISM inject drivers into WIM gives error 2

I have just installed a reference windows 7 x64 machine, sysprep-ed it, went into WinPE mode and captured boot.wim image using ImageX. I then moved the boot.wim to my local PC under c:\wim, and try ...
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Delete a windows service from offline wim?

I have WIM files in Windows Deployment Services with various images for computers. Unfortunately, I'm not using MDT or system center or anything automated to create these images - just installed on a ...
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UltraVNC intigration with MDT

I'm trying to get UltraVNC integrated with WinPE to allow remote control over deployments in MDT 2012. These are the steps I've taken so far. Extracted winvnc.exe, vnchooks.dll to a directory ...
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I need to run a program after the Windows Vista Installer Completes. (Windows AIK)

How can I run a program after the Windows Installer? I know how to mount and commit .wim files. This must be done using the Windows Automated Installation Kit. Is there a default registry hive where ...
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dism unmount with commit on offline image and changes are still in pending status when remounted

Using dism to disable features in a offline Windows 2008 R2 wim image, executing cmd dism commands below: Before any changes: ServerCore-WOW64 | Enabled ...
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Servicing a WIM image with the recently released SP1 for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2

I normally hang out over on SO but wanted to ask this question in a more appropriate forum. I have, for the sheer fun of learning how to do (as I'm sick of GHOST and dd images) set up WDS and captured ...
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Determine WIM's Sysprep State

I'm looking for a/the way to tell if a given WIM was captured from a machine that was sysprep'd with the (equivalent of the) /generalize parameter. Interested in Server 2003 R2 as the source ...
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How/where to find all Update (msu) packages for Windows 7 (Enterprise)

I've been using Wim2Vhd to create native boot vhd files. (I'm using this to keep several development environments ready, I'm a developer, I know -- I need help ;-) Now the first boot always ends up ...
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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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Custom WIM image to be deployed through SCCM 2007 r2

I have captured a WIM file using imagex. It is windows 7 with a few apps that wouldnt install properly. I now want to deploy this through SCCM but for some reason it keeps failing. When it loads the ...
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Is it possible to create a wim from a set of specific folder and not the whol partition?

I'm trying to find out whether it's possible (or not) to create a wim file from a set of specific folder (C:\windows,C:\somethingelse,etc), and I was wonder if you guy could help me out ? Thanks in ...
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SCCM 2007 R2 missing boot.wim files from OSD\Boot folder

I have just installed SCCM 2007 R2 and when I went to deploy an OS i found that there is a problem with the boot.wim...There isnt one in the osd\ folder on the SCCM server. I then tried to use other ...
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How do I add files to a Vista or Win7 install.wim file?

I'm trying to add files to an install.wim file so that they will show up on the system after the OS has been deployed. I have tried the following steps: Mount the image with "imagex /mountrw..." ...