WDS, .wim file size, and just general guidance
Posted on 2012-03-30
I have come sort of a long way. At my job we use a ghostcast server for all of our deploying. On and off, I have been looking into and working on WDS so we can use PXE. Currently I am capturing an image of my PC for testing. Using the captureimage.wim and WDS server. Currently, this is what I am hung up on. The image is very large. Perhaps I screwed up somewhere, but that seems to be the case. Is there some sort of compression technique I should be employing. I am seeing refrences to "imagex" when running search queries. I got the particular image from the ghostcast server, and that Image was 2 Gb in size. Now I am pushing over ten. I am assuming it should be compressed, because this seems to slow. Windows 7 proffesional is the OS. I am assigning 500 points due to time issues. I am currently in image capture upload, at work. I would like to have a presentable system by today. Shortly I will ask another question regarding answer file with sysprep. Or, rather, my options to do what the answer file does, perhaps by using WDS. I would like a fully automated install, or at least up to the point of only entering the computer name.