Using deployment tools with Windows 11 images

When you work with images, sometimes you need to identify an image within a WIM by specifying an Index number or a name. If you're working with Windows 11 images and using a name to specify an image, the name that displays when you run DISM /get-imageinfo may be different than the name you use in some scenarios.

DISM

Some DISM commands require you to select an image from a WIM by specifying an index number or a name. The name that displays when you run DISM /get-imageinfo may be different than the name you use when running the following DISM commands:

  • /Export-Image
  • /Apply-Image
  • /List-Image
  • /Delete-Image

If you're using any of the above commands and specifying a name, you may encounter the following error:

Error: 0x80004005

DISM failed. No operation was performed

If you see this error, try again using one of the workarounds below.

Unattend

If you're specifying an image name in unattend to select an image for deployment and deployment fails, use one of the workarounds below.

Windows System Image Manager (WSIM)

When you load an image into WSIM, the image may display as a Windows 10 image even if it's a Windows 11 image. This is a known issue and you can use WSIM to customize your Windows 11 deployment, even if the image name is different than what you expect.

Workarounds

You can work around this issue by either:

  • Specifying an image by its index number instead of its name

  • Using the following names instead of the Windows 11 names that display when you get an image's info:

    Windows 11 display name Name to use instead
    Windows 11 Home Windows 10 Home
    Windows 11 Home N Windows 10 Home N
    Windows 11 Home Single Language Windows 10 Home Single Language
    Windows 11 Education Windows 10 Education
    Windows 11 Education N Windows 10 Education N
    Windows 11 Pro Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 11 Pro N Windows 10 Pro N
    Windows 11 Pro Education Windows 10 Pro Education
    Windows 11 Pro Education N Windows 10 Pro Education N
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    Windows 11 Pro N for Workstations Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations