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Get-WindowsImage

Published: March 30, 2012

Updated: September 30, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Get-WindowsImage

Gets information about a Windows image in a WIM or VHD file.

Syntax

Parameter Set: InputByFilePath
Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <String> [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: InputByFilePathAndIndex
Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <String> -Index <UInt32> [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: InputByFilePathAndName
Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <String> -Name <String> [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: InputByMounted
Get-WindowsImage -Mounted [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-WindowsImage cmdlet gets information about a Windows image in a WIM or VHD file.

Use the Mounted parameter to get information about any Windows images that are mapped to directories on the local computer. Use the ImagePath parameter to get information about images in a specific WIM or VHD file.

Use the Index or Name parameter to get detailed information about a specific image in a WIM or VHD file. For a VHD file, the Index must be 1.

Parameters

-ImagePath<String>

Specifies the location of a WIM or VHD file.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Index<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

none

Required?

true

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

-Mounted

Gets information, including the mount path, for all images mapped to a directories on the local computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of an image in a WIM or VHD file.


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

Outputs

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

  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageInfoObject
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.MountedImageInfoObject
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.WimImageInfoObject
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.BasicImageInfoObject

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

This command gets information, including mount path, about all of the Windows images mounted on the local computer.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsImage -Mounted

EXAMPLE 2

This command gets detailed information about the Windows image named “Ultimate” in the install.wim file at c:\imagestore.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsImage –ImagePath c:\imagestore\install.wim 
–Name Ultimate

EXAMPLE 3

This command gets basic information about the Windows image in the install.vhd file at c:\imagestore.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsImage –ImagePath c:\imagestore\install.vhd

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