Add drivers to WIM image Using the WAIK 3.0

by getdeclue on October 26, 2011

If you run windows deployment services on a windows server 2008 not r2 the process to add drivers is not very straight forward. Here are some helpful instructions to add drivers to a boot, capture or discover image.

You will need a windows 7 computer with windows automated install kit installed:

Launch the “Deployment Tools Command Prompt” by running it as and administrator

Then run the following commands (you will need have the image and directories created beforehand). The temporary directory I am using is called wdstemp and is located on the D drive. Change the folder and drive names accordingly.

Get the name or index number for the image

Dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:D:\wdstemp\capture.WIM

Mount the offline image

Dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:D:\wdstemp\capture.WIM /Name:”Windows 7″ /MountDir:D:\wdstemp\capture

Add the driver

Dism /Image:D:\wdstemp\capture /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\wdstemp\driver\driver_inf_file.inf


Dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:D:\wdstemp\capture /Commit

Wait several minutes for image to be unmounted even on a fast computer the image unmounting process will take a while.


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