Helpful Imagex commands for .wim images

In preparing a workstation for enterprise deployment, there are a few commands that are necessary in order to successfully prepare and deploy a generalized image as well as configure the windows pe boot image from the WAIK.  Below these will be listed and briefly discussed.

Command to generalize a machine to prepare for imaging – After a workstation is prepared and all software is loaded and other machine settings are configured, you will want to prepare the workstation by sysprepping it and running the generalize switch.  This strips the machine of all machine specific information and gets it ready to deploy in mass.

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