Introducing PSImage

PSImage is an alternative disk imaging solution built on PowerShell scripts intended for environments where it is not feasible to use the IVS, such as;

It uses off-the-shelf Microsoft components, such as WinPE and DISM from the Windows ADK. It requires you to be comfortable connecting to SMB shares and running commands from PowerShell and CMD sessions.

PSImage is not supported by FileWave Support so please do not submit tickets with them about it. The information provided here is for educational purposes only. If you would like to purchase professional services hours for consulting assistance setting up PSImage or customizing it please contact professional.services@filewave.com with your request. If you have existing unused professional services hours you may be able to use them for this purpose. Any feedback on PSImage can also be sent to the same email address. Any work on this would be done on Discord or in working with Professional Services. For the official Windows Imaging solution please see Network Imaging / IVS.

Benefits

PSImage has the following benefits that you may or may not be able to take advantage of, depending on your environment and network configuration.

Components

There are 2 components to the disk imaging.

  1. An SMB share hosting the scripts, disk images, and driver packs for the disk imaging.
  2. A bootable WinPE boot image (boot.wim) that can be deployed on client PCs to be reimaged via

Since PXE is optional and not required there's no need for network modifications of any kind. As long as the client device is able to boot from a USB thumb stick or has a functional FileWave client installed it can be imaged. For baremetal imaging of PCs with no OS or blank hard drives, use the bootable USB thumb stick, PXE boot, or optical media options. For the non-PXE boot options, any NIC, including those that do not support PXE will work as long as you have Windows 10 drivers for them.


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Created 21 July 2023 13:36:01 by Josh Levitsky
Updated 21 July 2023 16:33:41 by Josh Levitsky