So I would like to use VM Ware to maintain my base images. I can take a snapshot of the base image before syspreping and then revert back to that snapshot and update every few months. I use Image-X to capture my WIM's but now we are going to be using the K2000 and I am not able to just upload a WIM for deployments. Is it possible to capture a WIM from a VM and if so, please point me in the right direction.....

 

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You can capture a WIM from a VM, you just need to be able to PXE with it.  That's how I do it.  You can even still use ImageX to capture them if you want.  We use GimageX which is the third-party graphical utility of ImageX.

Answered 10/04/2013 by: nheyne
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  • Yeah, I would love to capture my images with ImageX so I can modify them with DISM. The only problem is, how do I go about putting my WIM's on the K2 for deployment?
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We rebuilt our image and snapshotted it before we had anything changed on it. We left it in audit mode and just sysprep after adding our other base applications to it. Then your K2000 can inject the drivers as it deploys and deal with any other postinstall tasks you may have.

We use the post install for various config changes, but the same base image for every piece of hardware. It saves us tons of time with most of the current Dell models already there to be downloaded by the driver feed. We had to build a couple other non-Dell models and manually add them to the feed, but that works pretty well too.

 

Good luck!

Answered 10/11/2013 by: joe.pyrczak
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