April 15, 2021

Make sure you are running OSD Module or newer. There was a bug in the previous version that will make this fail

So you want to use your custom WIM wth OSDCloud? This is how you do it. This is a LOCAL wim file for now, but this will be expanded to download a wim from a URL in the near future


In your OSDCloud Workspace, you have an OS directory. Put your WIM in here. In my case, I downloaded the Windows Server 2022 Insider Preview ISO and simply expanded it with 7-Zip. Don't over-complicate this and make it difficult. Give it a path so you know what it is

USB Considerations

If you are using an OSDCloud USB, then the process is similar, put it in the OSDcloud\OS directory of your OSDCloud partition. Again, don't over-complicate this

The Path

It is important for you to remember this about the Path. For OSDCloud to find it, it must be in a similar path (which is recursed)

<PSDrive:>\OSDCloud\OS\* -Recurse

That said, if my OSDCloud Workspace is at D:\OSDCloud, and I am in a Virtual Machine on the same computer, I can simply Map a Network Drive using DaRT if you have it installed, or a command line. Make sure you don't map to an OS Drive Letter (C: R: S: X:) and you'll be fine. I use O: for OSDCloud personally

USB Considerations

None. If you are on a Physical computer and you put it in the OSDCloud OS path, then you're fine


I always recommend installing the newest OSD Module first, then get cracking. You will be presented with a Menu to select your Wim and Image Index

Install-Module OSD -Force
Import-Module OSD -Force

#Set the Display Resolution to whatever you want if you are in a VM
Set-DisRes 1600



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