[GUIDE] Creating WIM images of Windows XP for system deployment using Windows PE, Downloadable tutorial
Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:29 PM
Creating WIM Images for System Deployment Using Windows Vista PE 2.pdf (901.19K)
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6/25/2010 - fixed some typos and other minor corrections, renamed - 16450 prior downloads
1/14 - added export command to build_all.cmd script and removed erroneous spaces. Updated information on adding Mass storage drivers for current Mass Storage Driverpack version - Thanks DigeratiPrime. 1439 prior downloads
8/25 - updated added method for adding drivers to running PE and shrinking image using export command. Thanks to p4ntb0y for the suggestions. 896 prior downloads 7/26 - Updated PDF to reflect comments from JuMz and chiners_68. Thanks guys. 140 prior downloads
A new version using Windows 7 based PE 3.0 is here: http://www.msfn.org/...post__p__929349
Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:54 AM
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:36 AM
@tap52384 - I didn't mention Sysprep because I didn't want to go into how to create your base image. There are many different methods to create the base image, some will use sysprep some will not it all depends upon what you want to do. that is why in the requirements we have "system configured as desired and ready for image capture"
Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:03 AM
Where are you running this exe from..? I presume c:\program files\Windows AIK\tools\petools as its not copied down to c:\WinPE_x86 or subdirectories with the mount script.
all I keep getting is " The Image directory sp[ecified is not valid windows PE image"
Also is your build all another script to run or all of the above scripts in one..?
in this all build.cmd you have msd & network.cmd install scripts of which you do not mention in your document. these are obviously adding drivers from the bts packs but what do these scripts contain..?
Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:45 AM
install_msd.cmd and install_network.cmd are the install_drivers.cmd which was modified to point to those directory folders. I will edit the document to clarify this.
I also noticed that the paths at the beginning of build_all.cmd are what I use on my machine and not the defaults that other people might use.
PDF edited and replaced (7/26)
@chiners_68 - it sounds like your PE image is not mounting correctly to c:\winpe_x86\mount
Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:03 PM
By the way do you have any info on the Multicast option in Windows 2008?
I heard that the new version of SMS will do wim deltas which also ties into 2008 intresting times ahead.
Posted 31 July 2007 - 03:16 PM
P.S. Longhorn indeed has multicast ability but unless you have gigabit your not goging to make full use of it I think and its still called wds .
This post has been edited by A1dan: 31 July 2007 - 03:18 PM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:30 AM
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