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Save-WindowsImage

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: June 4, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Save-WindowsImage

Applies changes made to a mounted image to its WIM or VHD file.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Save-WindowsImage -Path <String> [-Append] [-CheckIntegrity] [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Save-WindowsImage cmdlet applies the servicing changes made to a mounted image to its WIM or VHD file without unmounting it.

The Path parameter specifies the location of the mounted Windows image.

The Append parameter specifies the location of an existing .wim file to add the Windows image to when you save it.

The CheckIntegrity parameter detects and tracks .wim file corruption. CheckIntegrity stops the operation if DISM detects that the .wim file is corrupted when used with the Mount-WindowsImage cmdlet. The CheckIntegrity parameter does not apply to virtual hard disk (VHD) files.

Parameters

-Append

Specifies the location of an existing .wim file to add the Windows image to when you save it.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CheckIntegrity

Detects and tracks .wim file corruption. CheckIntegrity stops the operation if DISM detects that the .wim file is corrupted when used with the Mount-WindowsImage cmdlet. The CheckIntegrity parameter does not apply to virtual hard disk (VHD) files.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogLevel<LogLevel>

Specifies the maximum output level shown in the logs. The default log level is 3. The accepted values are as follows:1 = Errors only2 = Errors and warnings3 = Errors, warnings, and information4 = All of the information listed previously, plus debug output


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogPath<String>

Specifies the full path and file name to log to. If not set, the default is %WINDIR%\Logs\Dism\dism.log.In Windows PE, the default directory is the RAMDISK scratch space which can be as low as 32 MB. The log file will automatically be archived. The archived log file will be saved with .bak appended to the file name and a new log file will be generated. Each time the log file is archived the .bak file will be overwritten. When using a network share that is not joined to a domain, use the net use command together with domain credentials to set access permissions before you set the log path for the DISM log.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Path<String>

Specifies the full path to the root directory of the offline Windows image that you want to save.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ScratchDirectory<String>

Specifies a temporary directory that will be used when extracting files for use during servicing. The directory must exist locally. If not specified, the \Windows\%Temp% directory will be used, with a subdirectory name of a randomly generated hexadecimal value for each run of DISM. Items in the scratch directory are deleted after each operation. You should not use a network share location as a scratch directory to expand a package (.cab or .msu file) for installation. The directory used for extracting files for temporary usage during servicing should be a local directory.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • System.String[]
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObjectWithState

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject

Examples

Example 1

This command saves the servicing changes made to the Windows image mounted to c:\offline. It does not unmounts the image.


PS C:\> Save-WindowsImage –Path c:\offline

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