Whilst OSIM provides the ability to capture a WIM file from a template machine and create an OS Image using this WIM, some users may wish to use their own WIM file created either manually or by a 3rd party app.
This document describes the process to create such an image.
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In order to create the image you must place the WIM in a folder that also contains the necessary deployment tools.
Depending on the Windows Kit installed, a different set of files need to be copied:
- Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) 2.0 can be used for imagex OS Images up to windows 7
Files from ...Windows AIK\Tools\x86
- Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) 8.0 can be used for imageX OS Images for Windows 8 and above.
Files from ...\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\x86\DISM
When the files are in place the image can be registered either using DSM-Explorer or registerosimage command line.
In DSM-Explorer just register a New OS Image selecting the ImageX related to the OS:
After name the image on the next screen, the source of the image must point to the directory with the wim file and the imagex files: