how to create (.wim) file

May 15, 2009 at 01:12:28
Specs: Windows XP
Hello everybody,
I was given the assignment to install around 50 new computer windows XP SP2. In our organization we have configuration manager 2007 is installed. Now i am planning to use Windows Deployment Service integrated with SCCM 2007. For this to happen i have to create an image file by .wim extension. So can anybody please.......please guide me through on how to create this file.
I would so much appriate it

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#1
May 15, 2009 at 03:16:49
michaelteshome, try this

Windows Automated Installation Kit

I know that at the top of the page it says for vista, but if you click the system requirements link, you'll find XP SP2 listed.

HTH Ravey Dave.

Information is not knowledge,
Knowledge is not wisdom,
Wisdom is not truth,
Truth is not beauty,
Beauty is not love,
Love is not music,
Music is THE BEST.
- Frank Zappa


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#2
May 15, 2009 at 06:03:36
hi Ravey,
tnxs a lot for a quick reply. I did as you told me and downloaded these two setup files WGAPluginInstall and WindowsXP KB838080-sp@-Deploy Tools-ENU. When i open the later downloaded file i found "setupmgr" and "sysprep" setup along with some other files. I double click on setupmgr then the "type of set up" windows appear providing me with 3 types of setup. Which of these setup will help me to create the (.wim) answer file.

please provide me wiz full guide.
Thank you so much!


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#3
May 16, 2009 at 02:59:45
michaelteshome, it looks like you got the wrong download. You should've clicked the button at the top of the page first to validate, and then to download an .img file, which you could either burn to disk or mount using cd/dvd mounting software. First you need to install MSXML 6.0, then windows aik.

If you installed in the default directory, in

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86

you will find a program called

imagex.exe

You use this to create .wim files.

As I have no experience of using this program, how to use it and what to put in the image is left as an exercise for you.

Best of luck.

HTH Ravey Dave.

Information is not knowledge,
Knowledge is not wisdom,
Wisdom is not truth,
Truth is not beauty,
Beauty is not love,
Love is not music,
Music is THE BEST.
- Frank Zappa


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#4
May 25, 2009 at 06:54:48
hey revey,

i downloaded the image file (.img) file from the link u gave me last time. After i finished downloading it, it's icon was like a file with unknown software type. I download the "Irfanview" software for me to install the windows AIK program to the WDS server. But when i double click on the (.img) file it gives me this error message "unknown file format or file not found". So now for me to work on the winPE.wim file i have to install the windows AIK on my WDServer. So what is the next step to install this program.

Really appriciate your help!


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#5
May 25, 2009 at 22:15:38
Hi,
today i got an email saying that i got the response to my question on response no.4. But i couldn't see the response. what seems to be the problem?
Please, help out i really need to get to the bottom of this topic

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#6
May 26, 2009 at 15:50:55
Yebba, I've gone as far as i can go with this one. I don't have the time to investigate this, I'm sorry but you're on your own as far as i'm concerned.

Good luck in getting this sorted.

Regards Ravey Dave.

Until the sky turns green
The grass is several shades of blue
Every member of parliament trips on glue
- Stone Roses


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#7
May 26, 2009 at 22:08:15
Hey Ravey,
Thanks for all your help! Actually i got some documentation on how to use the image file and am goin' according to the steps provided in there.
Thanks again so far!

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