DISM tool to shrink WIM making WIM larger...?

elite.mafia

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So I used DISM to shrink my fully updated and captured .WIM image of windows 8 enterprise x64

I followed this guide:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251567.aspx

After following this guide, my image GREW by half a gig. What gives? There's no error in the log that I can see, a few warnings but that's it... The image contains office 2013 32 bit, and all updates. This image was built using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013.
 

SuperSubZero

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I just did it, and had the same result. My .wim went up 300MB.

Did you compress your original wim? Maybe it's not maintaining that compression. Just throwing out ideas.
 

elite.mafia

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After compressing it reduced from about 8.5 gigs to just under 7gb.

Code:
C:\test\images>imagex /export "c:\test\images\REFW81X64-002.wim" 1 "c:\Test\003_
Compressed.wim" 003CDrive

ImageX Tool for Windows
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Version: 6.3.9600.17095

Exporting: [c:\test\images\REFW81X64-002.wim, 1] ->
           [c:\Test\003_Compressed.wim]


[ 100% ] Exporting progress

Successfully exported image #1.


Total elapsed time: 3 min 24 sec
 
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