Append a Volume Image to an Existing Image
Published: October 22, 2009
Updated: October 22, 2009
Applies To: Windows 7
|This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.|
ImageX is a command-line tool that enables the creation of Windows® image (.wim) files for deployment in a manufacturing or corporate IT environment. The /append option appends a volume image to an existing .wim file. It creates a single instance of the file, comparing it against the resources that already exist in the .wim file, so you do not capture the same file twice.
Before you can append data to an image, you must perform the following tasks:
Install the Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (Windows OPK) or the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) on your technician computer. For more information, see Building a Technician Computer.
Capture and compress your installation to an image file using the ImageX tool. Compressing the installation is optional. For more information, see Capture Images of Hard Disk Partitions by Using ImageX.
To append a volume image to an existing image
On your technician computer, open the ImageX directory at a command prompt. For example,
Append a volume image to an existing image. For example,
imagex /append D: D:\imaging\data.wim "Drive D" /verify
ConceptsImageX Command-Line Options