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Does Windows SIM work on Windows 7 (x64) to create an answer file?

Posted on 2012-03-15
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I downloaded and installed Windows AIK on my laptop which runs Windows 7 (x64).  I copy the install.wim file to my local hard drive from a Windows 7 DVD (I've tried copying it from an enterprise DVD, Ultimate DVD, x86 DVD).  When I try to load the install.wim file I get this error message:
There was en error for loading a catalog file for image Windows 7 ENTERPRISE in windows image file c:\install.wim.
Details: The specified location contains a Windows image that is not compatible with the current version of Windows.

Therefore I cannot create an answer file.  Here is the log file from the error message:

7:15 PM :
7:15 PM : User Name:              Username
Machine Name:           ComputerName
Processor Architecture: amd64
Domain Name:            AF
CLR Version:            2.0.50727.5448
OS Version:             Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Current Directory:      C:\wimfile
Command Line Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Image Manager\ImgMgr.EXE"
Physical Memory for this process: 60882944
Bitness for this process: Native 64-bit
File Version Information
C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Image Manager
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Command.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformImplementation.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     amd64
        Microsoft.componentstudio.componentplatforminterface.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Controls.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Serializer.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     msil
        ImageCat.EXE     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     msil
        ImgMgr.EXE     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     msil
C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Image Manager\EN
        imagecat.resources.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386     msil
        ImgMgr.resources.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Command.resources.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common.resources.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.resources.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386     msil
        Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Controls.resources.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386     msil

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\SmiEngine.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     amd64
C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\pkgmgr.exe     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     amd64
C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\cbscore.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     amd64
C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\wcp.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     amd64
C:\Windows\system32\drivers\WimFltr.sys     Microsoft Corporation     6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)     amd64
C:\Windows\system32\wimgapi.dll     Microsoft Corporation     6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)     amd64

7:15 PM :
7:15 PM :
7:15 PM : There was an error generating a catalog file for image Windows 7 ENTERPRISE in Windows image file C:\install.wim.
7:15 PM :
7:15 PM : System.InvalidOperationException: The specified location contains a Windows image that is not compatible with the current version of Windows. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007051A): Indicates two revision levels are incompatible. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007051A)
   at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.CbsSessionAdaptor..ctor(String bootDrive, String imageWinDir, String servicingPath)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl.InitializePackages()
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl..ctor(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeConstructor(Object[] args, SignatureStruct& signature, IntPtr declaringType)
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.Invoke(BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture)
   at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(BindingFlags bindingAttr, Binder binder, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture, Object[] activationAttributes)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.PlatformImplementation.CreateOfflineImageInstance(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

Server stack trace:
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.PlatformImplementation.CreateOfflineImageInstance(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.CreateOfflineImageInstance(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageCatalog.Serialize(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageInfo.CreateCatalog()
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.CatalogCreatorImpl.CreateCatalog(OfflineImageInfo offlineImageInfo)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink._PrivateProcessMessage(IntPtr md, Object[] args, Object server, Int32 methodPtr, Boolean fExecuteInContext, Object[]& outArgs)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink.SyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg, Int32 methodPtr, Boolean fExecuteInContext)

Exception rethrown at [0]:
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.ICatalogCreator.CreateCatalog(OfflineImageInfo offlineImageInfo)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.CatalogGenerator.CreateCat(ProgressDialog pd, Object o)
7:15 PM : System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007051A): Indicates two revision levels are incompatible. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007051A)
   at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.CbsSessionAdaptor..ctor(String bootDrive, String imageWinDir, String servicingPath)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl.InitializePackages()
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl..ctor(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeConstructor(Object[] args, SignatureStruct& signature, IntPtr declaringType)
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.Invoke(BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture)
   at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(BindingFlags bindingAttr, Binder binder, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture, Object[] activationAttributes)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.PlatformImplementation.CreateOfflineImageInstance(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
7:15 PM : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007051A): Indicates two revision levels are incompatible. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007051A)
   at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.CbsSessionAdaptor..ctor(String bootDrive, String imageWinDir, String servicingPath)
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl.InitializePackages()
   at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.OfflineImageImpl..ctor(OfflineImageInfo imageInfo)
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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You've got the wrong version of the AIK
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I thought I downloaded the right version.  Apparently not.
Thanks.
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