Capture and Apply Windows 8 using DISM

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In this lab I used VMware workstation and i have three virtual PCs as a diagram.My task was capture the Reference PC windows partition and apply that image to target PC.For this we need windows PE disk. Also in this lab i used server PC as storage device. Inside the server PC I already created share folder and that share folder used for store the captured windows image.

Task1:Create windows PE disk

To create windows PE disk we need to download and install ADK kit.

Click Start, and type deployment. Right-click Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment and then   select Run as administrator. 

Create a working copy of the Windows PE files. Specify either x86 or amd64:

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Create an ISO file containing the Windows PE files:

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 you can see the ISO file..

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Task2: prepare reference PC for Capture

Run sysprep..

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After the shutdown we need boot this PC with windows PE CD…

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Set the boot order…

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Task3: Capture reference PC

 Now pc was booted with winPE…

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Assign IP address for reference PC using netsh…

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Map network drive with net use…

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Check the windows partition drive letter…

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Capture C drive to network share folder

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Task4: apply captured image to target PC

Boot the target PC with windows PE disk…

Assign IP address for target PC using netsh…

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Map network drive with net use…

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We need to create partitions for windows installation. For that we used diskpart…


select disk 0


create partition primary size=300

format quick fs=ntfs label=”System”

assign letter=”S”


create partition primary

format quick fs=ntfs label=”Windows”

assign letter=”C”


Apply the captured image to windows partition..

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Now we can check the C partition…

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Use the BCDboot tool to copy common system partition files and to initialize boot configuration data:

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Restart the target PC…

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