Configuration Manager – DCM Import Error

While importing a Configuration Manager Configuration Baseline within our lab infrastructure  that I had previously exported from our production environment I received the following error: “The following files could not be imported because they contain incorrect or missing configuration data: …..CAB – The cab file references missing content or contains a circular reference” This configuration baseline contains several configuration items, but sadly the error message doesn’t provide a clear message about which item causes a Read More …

Exporting Windows Driver Store Information into Excel

To obtain detailed information about a particular driver that is prestaged within the Windows 7 driver store, you can run the following command. Dism /online /get-driverinfo /driver: <path to driver inf file> Now there is quite a lot of interesting information in here, imagine you are working on a Windows 7 project and you want to know if a particular device is supported by the Windows 7 build in drivers. Of course you can do Read More …

Splitting and merging image files with ImageX

ImageX is a command-line tool for capturing, modifying and applying file based disk images. ImageX is included within the Windows Automated Installation Kit. In this post I want to focus on the functionality provided by ImageX to split and merge image files. So why would you want to split and merge image files? Well think of the following scenarios: Your image is too big to fit on one DVD and using Dual Layer DVD media Read More …