Jump to content

Differentiating image refrence alternate


Recommended Posts


A differencing WIM is created during capture, and it creates a smaller file that has a parent-child relationship with whichever original WIM file that you specify at capture time. Our intended purpose for the differencing WIM was to allow customers to distribute a smaller file – perhaps to a branch office with limited internet connectivity – so that they wouldn’t need to distribute a huge, multi-GB WIM file each time they needed to refresh their image. Both pieces of that parent-child pair are still needed at deployment time, so the branch office would presumably either use SmartDeploy boot media to point to a network share containing both files, or they could conceivably put all of the files onto a USB stick. When you launch the Capture Wizard you will get an option to make a differencing image and it will require you to point to the original image as well before you proceed.


SmartDeploy Support

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...