windows 7 imaging command

I have a couple of windows 7 computers and a server with a shared folder. I would like to have a small batch file,  once a week image the windows 7 computer to a network share on the server. I wish to image the computers c: drive + 100mb system partition.

 Now I could use a command line such as this "wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:j: -include:c: -quite". But when this command executes, microsoft warns you that you cannot use this command for a system recovery situation.

At the end of the day, I just want to use a command in a batch file, to sucessfully image off a windows 7 computer to a file share.
milkymoo1973Asked:
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
I use Acronis for this. Acronis and noron ghost are the two primary imaging softwares available today.
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marine7275Commented:
ghost baby
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Windows Home Server.

I know, it's not what you asked for... but you're asking for a very specific thing - IMAGE for purposes of backup and recovery EXCLUSIVELY through a batch file - its nice if you can do it... but when there are so many other ways of doing it, you're almost certainly better off NOT re-inventing the wheel.

(And why do you want to backup that 100 MB partition?  Its really just there if you want to use (or later decide to use) BitLocker).
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McKnifeCommented:
Use wbadmin -allcritical.
> This parameter is useful if you are creating a backup for bare metal recovery or system state recovery. Should be used only when the -backupTarget parameter is used.

You could also use this: http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/commandline.htm
Free trial, no installation needed, works with servers, too, uses vss (live imaging).
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milkymoo1973Author Commented:
Thanks for the -allcritical Switch McKnife. I now have a command line that I use to Automatically image win7 computers once a month.
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