Is there a way to convert boot images to WIM so that they work in Windows Deployment Services?

I have a file that was created PartAssist_WinPE.iso but contains no .wim file.

Does WDS only support .wim or windows os? Will I need another PXE service to support my other ISOs?


You use imagex.exe to capture the file system. Mount the ISO as a drive letter, and then use imagex to capture that to a wim file.

  • imagex.exe /capture – mbrownnyc Nov 16 '16 at 12:33

This is also possible using the command line tools in WAIK (7, at least), for the record.

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    Can you be more specific? – Ramhound Feb 21 '17 at 16:01
  • In the "Walkthrough: Create a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on CD-ROM" section of the WAIK instructions, it shows after detailing how to modify a wim image, to commit it to an iso file using the oscdimg command line tool which is installed with the Deployment Command Line tools. With a wim file in the proper path and/or naming convention, the command would be something like this: "oscdimg -n -bC:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com C:\winpe_x86\ISO C:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso" – SD-6 Feb 22 '17 at 19:57

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