Creating Master Clean Image for WDS W10 PRO

Download the deployment W10 Tool from Windows

We assume:

WDS is installed

ADK is installed

MDT is installed

You need an ISO in order to create a clean WIM image .

On The WDS server the newest ADK Version needs to be installed/ Also download the last ISO as shown

How to Convert install.esd to install.wim (Windows 10/8)

1. From the Windows installation media, copy the install.esd file from the “sources” folder (e.g. X:\sources\install.esd) to the root folder of drive C: *

  • Copy the ESD file to c:\ Drive ( important )
  • Get info of the images & extract WIM ( make sure you go into this sourcepath to get the correct dism version )

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deploymen


Run :

dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:c:\install.esd

This is the image that will extract, IN THIS CASE WE WANT THE IMAGE INDEX 6

Now we run

dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:C:\install.esd /SourceIndex:6 /DestinationImageFile:c:\install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity

We will move after the process finishes to  C:\WIMFILEw10

Adding the Operating System Image to WDS

  1. Once the last process finished we will integrate the WIM into the deployment share, in order to do so . Go to the deployment workbench and import the image as shown;

Right click on Operating systems section  / Import Operating system


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