Is ImageX (.WIM format) in WES7 equivalent of SDI (.sdi) in WES2009


  • Guys,

    I am in the phase of migrating from WES2009 to WES7 and I am trying to do come tool comparison (difference and similarity between the old and the new version) of Windows Embedded specifically the Image capturing tool - SDI.

    Now in WES2009 I use to capture my built image (on TD) in an .sdi format and then I can use the tool like Sdi2hd.exe to extract the image on the hard drive. Would it be fair to the say that the ImageX tool in WES 7 is at least functionally equivalent to SDI in WES2009?


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    Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:07 AM

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  • Yeah, this sounds pretty similar.

    ImageX ( can both capture a set of files into a WIM file, and also apply the contents of a WIM file to a target directory or drive. You can use ImageX to capture a single folder or an entire operating system.

    In WES7, our embedded core is stored as a WIM file. We use ImageX to deploy the core OS to your target drive, then apply feature packages, languages, and drivers on top of it. You as a user can also use imagex to capture your fully installed and configured OS to a WIM file, which can then be deployed to other computers via ImageX, IBW, or WDS.

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:50 PM