Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:01 AM
I have a Made-by-DIYers Windows 7 installation DVD. It is called "Multi-Brand OEM Windows 7" DVD. From this DVD, many OEM Windows 7 can be selected and installed. But in this DVD, only ONE install.wim file exists in Source folder.
And I search all over the DVD for the catalog file, but can not find any .clg file.
I choose to import the the install.wim into MDT, and I got many OS image such as HP OEM Ultimate x86, HP OEM Ultimate x64, Dell OEM Utimate x86, Dell OEM Utimate x64 , Lenovo OEM Ultimate x86, Lenovo OEM Ultimate x64, Acer, Asus, Toshiba... more than 10 OEMs and both x86 and x64 are included....How great and how strange!
I have some questions about this:
1. Can MDT properly work with the OS images getted from the "Multi-Brand OEM Windows 7" DVD?
2. Why can only ONE install.wim include so many OS images? Can explain it to me?
3.Why there is no catalog file in this DVD, although this DVD can be used to install OS with no problem?
4. I choose to import only the install.wim from the Source folder into Operating System node of MDT, and then I got a series of OS image as described before. I only need some of them. So I delete the needless ones in the Operating System node of MDT. But I know in fact I have not deleted anything because install.wim and its size stay little change in Deploymentshare\Operating\correspondingOSFolder\. Can explain this to me?
5.How can I edit the unattend.xml if I apply the OS image in a TS , which was imported from the "Multi-Brand OEM Windows 7" DVD , since there is no catalog file either in the DVD or in Deploymentshare\Operating\correspondingOSFolder\.
- Edited by Long Bo Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:03 AM
Saturday, December 22, 2012 4:01 PMGiven that this DVD violates the EULA as does reimaging using OEM editions of Windows, I would say you shouldn't be doing this in the first.
Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com
Saturday, December 22, 2012 4:49 PM
First, I am sorry about this.
In fact , the iso file of this DVD which I got from the internet, I think , is just for a purpose of study or testing.
If this is prohibited. I would stop doing my test job using this DVD.
Sunday, December 23, 2012 5:20 PM
Skipping questions 1, 2, and 4 for legal reasons.
3. The catalog (CLG) file is not needed to perform the imaging task. It is only useful for editing an Unattend.xml with WSIM to know what Packages/Content is available for your WIM to include in the Unattend.xml.
5. Ignoring the part specific to the "Multi-Brand" DVD, you can generate a catalog (CLG) file for your WIM via WSIM under the Tools menu which will allow you to visually edit your Unattend.xml. Otherwise, if you know the commands and are comfortable with XML, you can always manually edit an Unattend.xml in something like Notepad, but I'd highly suggest using WSIM as it will ensure validation and that you are using options and values in the correct passes.
And as Jason pointed out, use of that disk is not legal (even if for training purposes).
David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek
Monday, December 24, 2012 3:00 PMa wim image can contain many different windows images i suggest you look up windows imaging on technet and other sources to learn more about them.