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Get-WindowsImage

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

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

SYNTAX

InputByFilePath

Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <String> [-LogPath <String>] [-ScratchDirectory <String>] [-LogLevel <LogLevel>]
 [<CommonParameters>]

InputByFilePathAndName

Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <String> -Name <String> [-LogPath <String>] [-ScratchDirectory <String>]
 [-LogLevel <LogLevel>] [<CommonParameters>]

InputByFilePathAndIndex

Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <String> -Index <UInt32> [-LogPath <String>] [-ScratchDirectory <String>]
 [-LogLevel <LogLevel>] [<CommonParameters>]

InputByMounted

Get-WindowsImage [-Mounted] [-LogPath <String>] [-ScratchDirectory <String>] [-LogLevel <LogLevel>]
 [<CommonParameters>]

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.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Get information about all mounted images

PS C:\> Get-WindowsImage -Mounted

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

Example 2: Get information about a specific mounted image

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

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

Example 3: Get information about a specific image

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

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

PARAMETERS

-ImagePath

Specifies the location of a WIM or VHD file.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: InputByFilePath, InputByFilePathAndName, InputByFilePathAndIndex
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Index

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

Type: UInt32
Parameter Sets: InputByFilePathAndIndex
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-LogLevel

Specifies the maximum output level shown in the logs. The default log level is 3. The accepted values are as follows:

  • 1 = Errors only
  • 2 = Errors and warnings
  • 3 = Errors, warnings, and information
  • 4 = All of the information listed previously, plus debug output
Type: LogLevel
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: LL
Accepted values: Errors, Warnings, WarningsInfo

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-LogPath

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.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: LP

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Mounted

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

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: InputByMounted
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Name

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

Type: String
Parameter Sets: InputByFilePathAndName
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ScratchDirectory

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.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

System.String[]

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject

OUTPUTS

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageInfoObject

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.MountedImageInfoObject

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.WimImageInfoObject

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.BasicImageInfoObject

NOTES

Dismount-WindowsImage

Mount-WindowsImage

Repair-WindowsImage

Save-WindowsImage

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