Does anyone know the tool and the exact command that Windows 7 uses to create a system image when using the "Back up your files" -> "Create a system image" option?

I would like to add this task to a batch file that is supposed to run a full backup including OS, that's why I'm asking.


To run a backup from command line you need to run WBadmin
The Technet article for this is here

To configure a regularly scheduled backup, you must be a member of the Administrators group. To perform all other tasks with this command, you must be a member of the Backup Operators or the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate permissions.

Example: Backing up your C: drive to the E: Drive, intending on a bare metal recovery, including system state with no prompts to the user.

wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:E: -include:C: -allcritical -systemstate -quiet

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