Windows 10 Ripping the .wim file

Hello all,

So everyone knows what is being asked, I am attempting to rip the .wim file from a windows 10 machine to upload it to my automated install software to distribute out images of windows 10 to client machines.

For context, here is the previous steps to take to rip the .wim file from a syspreped image of Windows 7 for Automated Scripted Installs:

Enter in this command: Imagex /capture C: (yourflashdriveletter):\install.wim "Windows 7 Enterprise" "Custom Updated image" /Flags "Enterprise"

I have yet to get this to work when attempting to do the same with a windows 10 .wim file. As a shot in the dark, I tried to just replace the syntax to match windows 10, but clearly, no luck.

Anyone have any ideas or know of good syntax to use to complete the task?

Many thanks in advance,
Aaron.
Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Asked:
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nobusCommented:
ImageX has been deprecated, since Windows 8 the image capturing is done with DISM. See the following articles for more information on DISM:
•What is DISM?
•Deployment Image Servicing and Management Technical Reference
from :  http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/21537-imagex-windows-10-wim-image.html
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
So, would there be a way to ensure I have the correct .wim file loaded into my imaging system? If DISM is the way to go for offline, how would uploading it from the client computer to the image system work?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I am attempting to rip the .wim file from a windows 10 machine to upload it to my automated install software to distribute out images of windows 10 to client machines. What is your automated install software?

As to whether or  not you use imagex or dism depends upon the winpe that you are using.

You should be using the winpe from the Windows 10 ADK
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
First you sysprep and shutdown the machine (should be a VM for best results)

boot from windows PE 5.0 or in my case MDT generic iso.
net use * \\server\share
Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:z:\captures\Windows10Cap.wim /CaptureDir:C:\ /Name:"My Windows 10 Pro"
Saving the image
Good Tutorial: http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/496/Building-a-Windows-10-Reference-Image-using-MDT-2013-Update-1
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
Hi David,

I am going to attempt this suggestion in my test environment and comment back with the results. Thank you for the image as well and the command!

-Aaron.
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
Hi David,

I have done my testing and with some changes to the command line you have commented, I have gotten it to work properly! Thank you for the command help.

For reference to anyone who is having troubles, the changes needed for the command to work with your environment are as follows:

Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:<letter of directory where the .wim lives>:\captures\<name of your .wim file> /CaptureDir:<letter of the directory where the .wim file lives>:\ /Name:"<Name of the Edition "Flavor" of Windows 10 you are capturing>"

-Aaron
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
Hi David,

Just need some guidance on this. I had this working once and it was great, but now, I've come across this issue to where no matter what I do, no matter what arguments I place in the command line in the PE, DISM gives off an Error 3. "The system cannot find the path specified". I've done everything I know to do, but can't get a resolution on this.

Any type of help would be awesome!

Thank you,
Aaron.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
copy and paste the command prompt window here and see if we can find your mistake
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Check the spelling of Enterprise.
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
That was my mistake when writing the syntax for the example. It continues to fail when spelled correctly.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you can write to z: ??
i.e.
copy con: z:\test.cmd
it works (ctrl-Z)
dir z:
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
System can't find the drive specified.

Changed the syntax to the following:

Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:d:\Captires\install.wim /Capturedir:c:\ /Name: "Windows 10 Enterprise"

Still receiving the Error 3: "The system cannot find the path specified"
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Aaron SchramekOperations Support Specialist 3Author Commented:
**Update**

New Syntax: Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:D:\Captures\install.wim /CaptureDir:C:\ /Name: "Windows 10 Enterprise"

This has gotten to about the 17% mark as of right now

Not sure why this wasn't working earlier
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