How to examine the setupact.log file in a mounted WIM image

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 30 Oct. 2012 / Last Updated on 28 Aug. 2012]

A tip on how you can examine the setupact.log file in a mounted WIM image.

If you need to troubleshoot how a WIM image was created, you can try examining its setupact.log file by performing the following steps:

1. Use the Dism /mount-wim command to mount the WIM file to an empty folder such as C:\mount

2. Use the command cd C:\mount\Windows\panther to open the Panther folder on the mounted Windows installation

3. Open the setupact.log file in the Panther folder using Notepad.

Mitch Tulloch is a eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more tips by Mitch you can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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