Updates on WIM2VHD

Hi everyone,

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the amazing response to WIM2VHD!  We’ve had over 300 downloads since the script went live last week.  It’s nice to know that some of you are finding this tool useful.

As you may have noticed, there’s a new release of WIM2VHD up on the Code Gallery.  This is a small revision to the original release which fixes an issue that was preventing VHDs from being successfully created on x86 Windows builds.  This is the only fix in the new release, so if you’re not experiencing this bug, you don’t need to download the new release.

Secondly, I just noticed that there is an omission from the documentation.

During VHD creation, WIM2VHD will leave a file on the VHD that contains the time and date of creation as well as the version information for the build of WIM2VHD that is running.  The file is located at C:\WINDOWS\WIM2VHD.TXT.  An example of the file’s contents is provided below:

Generated by WIM2VHD.WSF 6.1.7033.0 on 2/5/2009 at 14:50:5.719

You can delete this file if you want to.  It’s just there so that you can see what version of the script created the disk, so in case there are any bugs in a particular version, you can easily determine which VHDs may need to be regenerated.  The information is never transmitted anywhere – it stays on the VHD.  In fact, WIM2VHD doesn’t ever transmit any information anywhere.

In future releases, there will be a command-line option to turn this off.

Again, thanks to everyone for the great support.  The next WIM2VHD video will be up shortly, and there’s a “Fans of WIM2VHD” group on Facebook you can join if you’re interested.




Update: The documentation for the new release has been updated to include this information.