ImageW is a stand alone program and can be copied to a USB drive or anywhere you would like to execute it from. It can also capture to any location you would like. If you would like more details on how to use ImageW; Drive Image Backup Software for Windows :: Image for Windows
Hello Kenyon, ImageW seems to be a separate program, as mentioned we have been using Clonezilla (which works really well and is free) I was wondering if LANDesk offered a solution.
Kenyon is correct. ImageW is the tool created by LANDESK to handle this situation. ImageX is also another program which is free and provided by Microsoft that offers the same type of solution.
For Windows 8 and Windows 10 I would recommend building a WinPE that contains dism and use that - it is Microsoft's replacement to ImageX - as it will provide the most optimized capture and deployment methods.
You could pick from any of those three, ImageW, ImageX, or DISM and include them in your WinPE. Each has their own benefits.
Hope this helps,
Great, but can I build this stand alone USB "CaptureImage" tool from with in the LANDesk application? or these ImageX, ImageW or DISM and WinPE separate tools that I have to put together on my onw to get a working Capture Tool?
Yes you can and depending on which version your core is you can use OSD (old and removed from some versions) or Provisioning and just found out which switches you need to set to capture the image like these in this article for ImageW Use Imagew v2 to deploy image but leave D: intact? Just make sure you choose the correct USB drive letter. Now you can add the ImageW.exe to WinPE and load it on a USB stick and run that as well to capture the image on it.
Thanks Joe, that is the direction I was looking for.