1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 19, 2017 3:41 PM by Alex.Richardson

    Use Windows 10 install.wim to Create Image

    connorb057 Rookie

      Hello, we have a company of about 260 and just recently upgraded to the latest version of LANDesk/Ivanti. We had an Ivanti certified third party software vendor come in and install the new instance for us. They noted that you can use the default install.wim file from a standard Windows .iso to create the image and not have to actually go through the process of sysprepping the laptop to be imaged. Is this true and how would we go about this if anyone has any information?



        • 1. Re: Use Windows 10 install.wim to Create Image
          Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

          The install.wim can only be used for a scripted install of windows which I find is harder than just creating a sysprepped image as this is the default way that IEM is designed to work within OS Provisioning ie the default unattend answer file expects the image to be sysprepped in audit mode. You can see how it runs the generalize and oobe in this script



                  <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">


                    <Path>c:\windows\System32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /reboot </Path>


          If you install windows (i use VM's as makes the whole process easier) and use the Ctrl F3 keys when at the setup screen for the Windows install that will reboot you into audit mode. From there I normally just patch Windows and then capture as then this can be restored without and answer file and updated as required without upsetting sysprep