peimg.exe missing? here is how to fix it :)

Facts.

peimg is not being used anymore in the WAIK for windows 7. Instead you need to use the dism command. because the help is hidden pretty well, here is the Help you prob. are looking for :)

To get all the available options on the “offline” wim image provided by dism you need to run the following.


# Mount the image as usual (use the WAIK command line from the start menu

imagex /mountrw C:\path\to\image.wim {1/2}* C:\path\to\mount-dir\

*There can be multiple images in a wim image, for boot.wim these are 1 = Microsoft Windows PE, 2= Microsoft Windows Setup. The 1 or 2 in the given command selects the required image.

#To get all the dism options type the following;
dism /image:C:\path\to\mount-dir /?

Keep in mind that sub options have new help menus. For example, adding additional drivers has new help instructions that are accasible by calling;

dism /image:c:\path\to\mounted\image /add-driver /?

All the base options provided by dism

Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

The following commands may be used to service the image:

UNATTEND SERVICING COMMANDS:
/Apply-Unattend - Applies an unattend file to an image.

DRIVER SERVICING COMMANDS:
/Remove-Driver - Removes driver packages from an offline image.
/Add-Driver - Adds driver packages to an offline image.
/Get-DriverInfo - Displays information about a specific driver
in an offline image or a running operating system.
/Get-Drivers - Displays information about all drivers in
an offline image or a running operating system.

WINDOWS PE COMMANDS:
/Apply-Profiles - Applies profiles to the Windows PE image.
/Disable-Profiling - Disables profiling.
/Enable-Profiling - Enables profiling.
/Get-PESettings - Displays Windows PE image information.
/Get-Profiling - Gets the enabled/disabled state of the Windows PE
profiler.
/Get-ScratchSpace - Gets the configured amount of Windows PE system
volume scratch space.
/Get-TargetPath - Gets the target path of the Windows PE image.
/Set-ScratchSpace - Sets the scratch space of the Windows PE image.
/Set-TargetPath - Sets the target path of the Windows PE image.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICING COMMANDS:
/Set-LayeredDriver - Sets keyboard layered driver.
/Set-UILang - Sets the default system UI language that is used
in the mounted offline image.
/Set-UILangFallback - Sets the fallback default language for the system
UI in the mounted offline image.
/Set-UserLocale - Sets the user locale in the mounted offline image.
/Set-SysLocale - Sets the language for non-Unicode programs (also
called system locale) and font settings in the
mounted offline image.
/Set-InputLocale - Sets the input locales and keyboard layouts to
use in the mounted offline image.
/Set-TimeZone - Sets the default time zone in the mounted offline
image.
/Set-AllIntl - Sets all international settings in the mounted
offline image.
/Set-SKUIntlDefaults - Sets all international settings to the default
values for the specified SKU language in the
mounted offline image.
/Gen-LangIni - Generates a new lang.ini file.
/Set-SetupUILang - Defines the default language that will be used
by setup.
/Get-Intl - Displays information about the international
settings and languages.

PACKAGE SERVICING COMMANDS:
/Add-Package - Adds packages to the image.
/Remove-Package - Removes packages from the image.
/Enable-Feature - Enables a specific feature in the image.
/Disable-Feature - Disables a specific feature in the image.
/Get-Packages - Displays information about all packages in
the image.
/Get-PackageInfo - Displays information about a specific package.
/Get-Features - Displays information about all features in
a package.
/Get-FeatureInfo - Displays information about a specific feature.
/Cleanup-Image - Performs cleanup and recovery operations on the
image.

For more information about these servicing commands and their arguments,
specify a command immediately before /?.

Examples:
DISM.exe /Image:C:\test\offline /Apply-Unattend /?
DISM.exe /Image:C:\test\offline /Get-Features /?
DISM.exe /Online /Get-Drivers /?
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Posted on November 8, 2010, in Windows 7 Professional, Windows Compontents, Windows Server and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Installing a additional driver is possible using the following commands. (I am still using imagex because im lazy, but dism also enables you to mount images and is prob. the way to go in the near future as well)

    In this example the following environment setup was used.
    Latest WAIK installed on a laptop.
    WAIK provided commandprompt ran as adminstrator was used.

    # first create a directory called C:\wim
    md C:\wim

    # Next grab the boot.wim from your WDS machine or the windows install CD.
    pushd \\wdsservername.domain.ext\REMINST\
    copy \boot\x64\images\boot.wim c:\wim\

    # Create a mount folder and mount the image.
    md c:\wim\mount
    imagex /mountrw c:\wim\boot.wim 2 c:\wim\mount

    #next plug the driver into the image using dism
    dism /image:C:\wim\mount /add-driver /driver:C:\dell\drivers\R280807\windows-7-x64\E1k6264.inf

    The driver should be installed afterwards.

    # Commit all changes
    imagex /commit c:\wim\mount

    # Unmount the image
    imagex /unmount c:\win\mount.

    Upload the boot.wim back to wds using the pushed network path, and have a go with it! :)

  2. Thanks for the great notes Chris. You are a life saver

  3. Thank you so much for this!!! This is the best step by step explanation.

  4. great tutorial… thanks

  5. Excellent explanation. Thanks for the detailed steps. Its saved my life. Many Thanks..!

  6. Adrian Wilson

    Worked like a charm! Thank you!!

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