Is ImageX Free?

jaybird283
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Does anyone know if anyone is free to use ImageX? do i need to own a copy of Vista/7 to use it?
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Hi jaybird283,

Have a look at the following:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722145(WS.10).aspx


Gary

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it says on the page that dbrunton sent that "This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms."

Does this mean that i can't use it in a windows XP environment?

Here is the problem. at my company we have probably 4000 XP licenses and 2000 Vista licenses....does this mean that i can only use this on the vista machines? My boss doesn't want to use it unless i am totally sure that we can legally do it.
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"You can mount an image only from Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows Vista."
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You can use it for XP.. i've done so with no issues..

From the first link provided:
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista
Windows Vista
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 with KB926044
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 2 with KB926044

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I found my answer... when you install WAIK it says in the agreement.

"ImageX.exe, Wimapi.dll, Wimfilter and Package Manager.  You may install and use the ImageX.exe, Wimapi.dll and Wimfilter and Package Manager portions of the software for recovering Windows operating system software.  For the avoidance of doubt, you may not use these portions of the software for any other purpose, including without limitation for purposes of backing up your Windows operating system."


That's only part of it but the rest of the agreement looks like it is free to use for deployments. Woot!

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