Windows Preinstalled Environment (PE) is a lightweight version of the Windows operating system that can create windows imaging format (WIM) files. You can capture the Windows XP SP3 operating system to an image file and deploy the image to other computers on a network. To create a Windows XP SP3 WIM file, create a bootable Windows PE CD on the technician computer where the distrubution share is hosted, and then use the Ximage command from the Windows PE OS.
Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). Install the WAIK to the technician computer.
Click "Start." Go to "All Programs." Open the "Windows AIK" folder and click "Windows PE Tools Command Prompt."
Press "Enter" to create the files for the Windows PE image. Input "imagex /mountrw c:\winpe_
Press "Enter" to mount the Windows PE image to the "Mount" directory in the "winpe_
Input "peimg /install=
Press "Enter" to add the feature to the image. Input "xcopy "c:\program files\
Type "preimg /prep c:\winpe_
Input "copy c:\winpe_
Input "oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe_
Use a program like Magic ISO, ImgBurn or ISO Recorder to burn the ISO to disc and create a Windows PE boot disc.
Insert the bootable Windows PE CD into the disc drive of the machine running Windows XP SP3. Turn on the computer and boot from the CD.
Input "imagex /capture c:\
Input a name and description for the image. Replace "