How truly 'Non Destructive' is ImageX

Discussion in 'MCITP' started by Kirby Timm, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Kirby Timm

    Kirby Timm Guest

    I'm new to ImageX and just learning about it in preperation for the 70-622
    test. It seems like a really neat tool and I'd like to learn more about the
    ins and outs of it. From what I've read, ImageX is supposed to be "non
    destructive" but is it really? What would happen if I have say an XP box
    running SP2 with a bunch of programs installed on it, and I apply an image
    of XP3 with no programs? Does the OS get upgraded to SP3 but all the
    programs stay in tact? What if I have a basic XP SP3 box with nothing but
    an OS installed and apply an XP SP3 image that includes a bunch of programs
    like Adobe Reader, Office, etc? Would the OS be left alone but all the
    programs would be installed? Any advice or articles that you can give me
    that give a deeper description of ImageX would be much appreshated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Kirby Timm, Sep 23, 2008
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  2. Kirby Timm wrote:
    > I'm new to ImageX and just learning about it in preperation for the
    > 70-622 test. It seems like a really neat tool and I'd like to learn more
    > about the ins and outs of it. From what I've read, ImageX is supposed
    > to be "non destructive" but is it really? What would happen if I have
    > say an XP box running SP2 with a bunch of programs installed on it, and
    > I apply an image of XP3 with no programs? Does the OS get upgraded to
    > SP3 but all the programs stay in tact? What if I have a basic XP SP3
    > box with nothing but an OS installed and apply an XP SP3 image that
    > includes a bunch of programs like Adobe Reader, Office, etc? Would the
    > OS be left alone but all the programs would be installed? Any advice or
    > articles that you can give me that give a deeper description of ImageX
    > would be much appreshated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722145.aspx

    Limitations of ImageX

    ImageX has the following limitations:

    * You can use ImageX only to capture and to apply a full version of
    the operating system and software applications. You cannot use ImageX to
    capture and to apply upgrades to the operating system or applications.
    Jonathan Roberts, Sep 24, 2008
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