Generalize WIM image file

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts.

I need some help. I have a dead workstation and I have an image from a workstation with win 7 OS that is running on the network in a production environment. I got it by doing system back and it gave me the back up of the system as WIM FILE.

I want to use this WIM file image on the dead workstation but I need to generalize it so it does not take the same computer name, SID, extra.

Can you please let me know how can I generalize the WIM files.

Thank you so much inadvance. I am really in trouble if I do not bring this computer up and running by tomorrow morning and to make it worst it is located in a remote location.

Thank you
Question by:Zak

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    I thought when I do system backup on windows 7 it does WIM file backups. Do you know what format file does it creates? I
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    Thank you sir. I will look at it next time but the issue is resolved as I reimaged the system and did a sysprep before joining it to the domain. Cross fingers now and I hope it works well.

    Thank you

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    good to see it helped

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