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captured VM with SmartWIM but no image name during deploy

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I'm checking out the SmartWIM tool.

I would like to use the tool to automate the capture of several VMs into one WIM.

First I'm trying to capture one VM. The command I use is smartwim /capture L:\Smartdeploy\VMplayer\win2012r2sEN-00 deployOS.wim "W2012". The command runs succesfully.

When I open the WIM file that is created with this command during the Deploy Wizard, I cannot select an image name. The dropdown list is empty.

Now I wonder if what I do is possible with SmartWIM? And if it is possible, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks already for helping.

Best regards,


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Hi Maarten,

This happens when the WIM's meta data is not complete.

Try capturing while the machine is powered on. To do so, boot your virtual reference machine to C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartDeploy\SmartDeploy Enterprise\SmartDeploy_x64.iso. Then opening a command prompt by clicking the link on the splash screen and entering the above command again. You will have to save the .WIM to a network share, which can also be the local host.


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