Vista’s Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) lets you capture and deploy Windows Image (WIM) files using the imagex.exe command. Unfortunately imagex.exe is a command-line utility whose syntax can be somewhat cryptic at times. Well, where there’s a UI, there’s a way, right? Check out this third-party tool which is currently under development, and keep your eye out for it once it’s finished and hosted somewhere for download.
Mitch Tulloch was lead author for the Windows Vista Resource Kit from Microsoft Press, which is the book for IT pros who want to deploy, maintain and support Windows Vista in mid- and large-sized network environments. Mitch was also the author of Introducing Windows Server 2008 and technical project lead for the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit, both books also from Microsoft Press. For more information on these and other books by Mitch, see www.mtit.com.