Apply an Image
With the ImageX tool and a Windows image (.wim) file, you can extract the contents of the image to a directory and perform common file operations, such as copying, pasting, and editing with a file management tool, such as Windows Explorer.
Before you can mount and manipulate an image by using ImageX, you must perform the following tasks:
- Install Windows OPK tools or Windows AIK tools on your technician computer. For more information, see Building a Technician Computer.
- Capture and, optionally, compress your installation into an image file with ImageX. For more information, see Capture an Image.
To apply an image
On your technician computer, at a command prompt, open the ImageX directory. For example,
<version>can be Windows OPK or Windows AIK and
<arch>can be x86, amd64, or ia64.
To apply an image, run the imagex /apply command. This command requires three arguments: the name of the image, the image number, and the destination location. The following is an example of this.
imagex /apply d:\imaging\data.wim 1 d:\New_Directory /verify
Optionally, you can set the following options: /check, /ref, /scroll, and /verify. For more information about these options, see ImageX Command-Line Options.