Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:32 PM
Windows 7 Professional SP1 PC; WDS server is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Syspreped the Win7 box, then run the capture to WDS server.
After a successful capture, the image is displayed twice in WDS console and subsequently when attempting an image to a machine is listed twice in the image list.
In WDS management console, both images report as same size (about 25 Gig)
In WDS server's folder, RemoteInstall->Images-><groupname> there are two wim files. (for example, mywin7.wim and mywin7-(1).wim)
First file is around 9 Gig, second file is about 6 Meg.
I'm thinking this isn't normal, so I'm wondering why the second file is being created during a capture and what to do with it?
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:41 AMModerator
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Monday, July 02, 2012 1:40 PM
Hi, have you importered the captured WIM image yourself, because after capture it's not displayed immediately. Because when you import a WIM image manually and start the WDS console again then the files is displayed twice!
The first file you mentioned (9 GB) is a manually imported WIM image, or one that was exported before. The second file you mentioned (6 MB) is a delta file because the images will be normally saved in a RWM file. So one is exported/imported and second is the WIM image that was captured and saved.
Just read this: Images is where the installation images are kept. There is a subfolder for each image group. You will notice that each image group has one large Read-Write Memory (RWM) file and one or more small WIM files. The RWM is the single instance store for your image group. This is where the install image contents are stored. The WIM file contains metadata for the installation image.
Monday, July 02, 2012 4:40 PM
Not sure I understand what you're getting at HH...
I run the capture process from the sysprep'd reference machine immediately after it's been sysprep'd.
On the screen for uploading to WDS server (which BTW needs MUCH better documentation) I establish comm with WDS and select the folder to upload to - which is the Reminst\Images\groupname folder on the WDS server.
Process completes and there are now 2 WIM files in the folder - so I didn't import anything manually (which I think you were suggesting)
Both display in the WDS console. When imaging a new machine, both images are presented to the user on the image selection screen. Confusing, to say the least.
Yes, there is an RWM file in the folder, but I'm not clear as to what you're suggesting with this file and what it has to do with the creation of two WIM files for every image capture from a reference machine.