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Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

Key is used with the setting: Value to choose which Windows image to install from a Windows image file (.wim). Windows image files may contain multiple Windows images. A Windows image may be selected by its index number, its name, or its description.

 

Values for Key Description

/IMAGE/INDEX

Uses the index number to select the image to install.

/IMAGE/NAME

Uses the index name to select the image to install.

/IMAGE/DESCRIPTION

Uses the index description to select the image to install.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Setup.

The following XML output shows how to configure the MetaData setting to install a specific Windows image using the image index value.

            <MetaData wcm:action="add">
                <Key>/IMAGE/INDEX</Key>
                <Value>2</Value>
            </MetaData>

The following XML output shows how to configure the MetaData setting to install a specific Windows image using the image name.

            <MetaData wcm:action="add">
                <Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
                <Value>Model FNB1</Value>
            </MetaData>

The following XML output shows how to configure the MetaData setting to install a specific Windows image from a custom .wim file using the image description.

            <MetaData wcm:action="add">
                <Key>/IMAGE/DESCRIPTION</Key>
                <Value>Model FNB1</Value>
            </MetaData>

See Also

Concepts

MetaData
Value

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