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SmartWIM Frequently Asked Questions

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Here's a list of some of the most common SmartWIM questions which come up quite often, as we answer support requests.

1. What is SmartWIM?

SmartWIM is a powerful COM component and ActiveX control for the Windows Imaging File Format (WIM). It offers friendlier ways of doing progress and spanned media events, as well as a technique for generating WIM file deltas, which contain only the changes between two (or more) WIM images.

2. What is the difference between SmartWIM and the SmartDeploy Imaging Component?

Actually, they're the same thing. SmartWIM is a nickname for the SmartDeploy Imaging Component. SmartWIM was first released in 2006 as a wrapper around Microsoft's WIMGAPI. In 2008, we released SmartWIM 2.0 with advanced splitting, delta and spanned media features, some of which depart from WIMGAPI.

3. How do I check the version of SmartWIM I'm using?

The easiest way is to use the SmartWIM.vbs script. Run: smartwim /VERSION

To check a specific DLL's version, right-click on SmartWIM.dll and click the Properties item. Select the Version tab. The version number is listed there, the first item, the File version.

4. Where is SmartWIM installed?

The SmartDeploy Imaging Component installer, by default, installs to the Program Files folder. Possible locations are:

  • C:\Program Files\SmartDeploy\Imaging Component
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartDeploy\Imaging Component
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