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Windows SIM How-to Topics

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

The following topics describe how to use Windows® System Image Manager (Windows SIM).

In This Section

 

Open a Windows Image or Catalog File

Open a Windows image in Windows SIM and create a catalog (.clg) file.

Create or Open an Answer File

Use Windows SIM to open or create an answer file.

Configure Components and Settings in an Answer File

Use Windows SIM to add a component or change a setting in an answer file.

Validate an Answer File

Use Windows SIM to validate an answer file against a Windows image.

Hide Sensitive Data in an Answer File

Hide sensitive data, such as local account passwords, in an answer file.

Add a Device Driver Path to an Answer File

Add a path for a device driver to an answer file.

Add a Package to an Answer File

Add a package, such as a language pack, to an answer file.

Add a Custom Command to an Answer File

Create a custom command to run during installation.

Find a Component, Setting, or Package in Windows SIM

Use Windows SIM to find a component, setting, or package.

Create a Configuration Set

Create a configuration set, which is a container of files, scripts, and other items that are referenced in an answer file.

Create or Open a Distribution Share

Use Windows SIM to create or open a distribution share.

Manage Files and Folders in a Distribution Share

Add files and folders, or remove files and folders, from a distribution share.

Add Packages to a Distribution Share

Use Windows SIM to add a package, such as a language pack, to a distribution share.

See Also

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