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Export-WindowsImage

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: April 2, 2014

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

Export-WindowsImage

Exports a copy of the specified image to another image file.

Syntax

Parameter Set: InputByFilePathAndIndex
Export-WindowsImage -DestinationImagePath <String> -SourceImagePath <String> -SourceIndex <UInt32> [-CheckIntegrity] [-CompressionType <String> ] [-DestinationName <String> ] [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-Setbootable] [-SplitImageFilePattern <String> ] [-WIMBoot] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: InputByFilePathAndName
Export-WindowsImage -DestinationImagePath <String> -SourceImagePath <String> -SourceName <String> [-CheckIntegrity] [-CompressionType <String> ] [-DestinationName <String> ] [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-Setbootable] [-SplitImageFilePattern <String> ] [-WIMBoot] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Export-WindowsImage cmdlet exports a copy of the specified image to another image file. The source and destination files must use the same compression type.

You can also optimize an image by exporting to a new image file with Export-WindowsImage. When you modify an image, DISM stores additional resource files that increase the overall size of the image. Exporting the image will remove unnecessary resource files.

This cmdlet does not apply to virtual hard disk (VHD) files.

Parameters

-CheckIntegrity

Detects and tracks .wim file corruption when used with the Add—WindowsImage, Dismount-WindowsImage or Save-WindowsImage cmdlet. CheckIntegrity stops the operation if DISM detects that the .wim file is corrupted when used with the Expand-WindowsImage or Mount-WindowsImage cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CompressionType<String>

Specifies the type of compression used for the initial capture operation: - The maximum option provides the best compression, but takes more time to capture the image. - The fast option provides faster image compression, but the resulting files are larger than those compressed by using the maximum option. This is also the default compression type that is used if you do not specify the argument. - The none option does not compress the captured image at all. The CompressionType parameter does not apply when you export an image to an existing .wim file, you can only use this CompressionType when you export an image to a new .wim file.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DestinationImagePath<String>

Specifies the location of the exported image file.


Aliases

DIP

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DestinationName<String>

Specifies the name of the exported image in the exported image file.


Aliases

DN

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (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

LL

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (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

LP

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (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 (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Setbootable

Marks a volume image as being a bootable image. This argument is available only for Windows PE images. Only one volume image can be marked as bootable in a .wim file.


Aliases

SB

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SourceImagePath<String>

Specifies the location of the source image file.


Aliases

SIP

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SourceIndex<UInt32>

Specifies the index number of a Windows image in a WIM or VHD file. For a VHD file, the Index must be 1.


Aliases

SI

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SourceName<String>

Specifies the name of the source image in the source image file.


Aliases

SN

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SplitImageFilePattern<String>

Specifies the location and name of the base split image file.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WIMBoot

Specifies that the image will be formatted to install on a Windows image file boot (WIMBoot) system.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (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.OfflineImageObject

Examples

Example 1

This command exports the image at Index 1 of the file C:\imagestore\custom.wim to the file c:\imagestore\export.wim with the name Exported Image.


PS C:\> Export-WindowsImage -SourceImagePath C:\imagestore\custom.wim -SourceIndex 1 -DestinationImagePath c:\imagestore\export.wim -DestinationName "Exported Image"

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