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Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2015, 09:16:19 PM »

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New Disk Director 12 build!
Acronis Disk Director 12, build 12.0.3270, date 20151225
Direct download link:http://dl.acronis.com/s/ADD12_3270_en-US.exe

I'm going to test this today or tomorrow, but the "tried and trusted" way of extracting the program files seems to work nicely. My previous serial in hklm\software\acronis\diskdirector ("enterprise") also seems to work, so just make sure you have that serial, and the usual Acronis files in your system (fltsrv.sys, snapapi.dll, snapman.sys). Looks like the latest Acronis True Image drivers are fine! So I'm looking forward to testing this unexpected christmas present!

If you want to try: download the original file here:http://dl.acronis.com/s/ADD12_3270_en-US.exe
Use 7zip
ADD12_3270_en-US.exe, open inside, extract AcronisDiskDirector.msi
AcronisDiskDirector.msi, open inside, extract data1.cab
data1.cab, open, extract _1EF96864D30AB5E656CF870A12958C25, rename to pe.zip
pe.zip: extract, move dll files in files\drivers\Microsoft.VC80.CRT to main pe\files folder, test in PE.




Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #101 on: December 30, 2015, 01:34:50 PM »

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New Disk Director 12 build!
data1.cab, open, extract _1EF96864D30AB5E656CF870A12958C25, rename to pe.zip
Is the file _EC97B386F64AE733BCF057F0D20926AA, the one we rename to WinPE32.zip ?
Also file _1EF96864D30AB5E656CF870A12958C25, rename to WinPE64.zip ?

It is nice to see that you are on top of the changes.  Any thing new about created a 32 bit
Acronis TrueImage with 2016 version?

Since ATI 2015, and now ATI 2016, there are no 32-bit version available in AcronisTrueImage_addons.
Maybe it exists in another Acronis product.
Only need snapapi.dll. If you run ATI2016 on 32 bit system, you will get snapman.sys, snapapi.dll, fltsrv.dll for 32 bit. Other way, unpack ATI setup file and get it.

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #102 on: January 30, 2016, 10:28:49 PM »

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I guess Wimlib is imaging-related, also, there's not a lot of news in the field of "Real" Disk Imager versions, so why not use this thread for new Wimlib versions...

Wimlib 1.9 is really great, it has nice new "capture" enhancements, maybe you like to capture your new, updated [sysprepped] Windows wims in PE (like I do). Wimlib is faster than DISM, and now has new enhancements to add all necessary info to the XML (eg. for WinNTSetup!!)
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I know ChrisR mentioned he would be busy in January, so maybe this is a nice surprise for him tomorrow (=feb 1st).  :lol:

wimlib 1.9.0 released

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Post by synchronicity ยป Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:19 am
wimlib 1.9.0 has been released. From the NEWS file:

Added experimental support for Windows VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service).
The new '--snapshot' argument to 'wimcapture' makes wimlib automatically
create and use a temporary VSS snapshot when capturing a WIM image.

Implemented setting of Windows-specific XML information, such as
architecture, system root, and version details. This information is now
automatically set in newly captured WIM images, when appropriate.

Improved performance of directory tree scans on Windows.

On Windows, to improve capture performance, wimlib now sometimes opens
files by inode number rather than by path. This is enabled for
wimcapture and wimappend, but for now other applications have to opt-in.

The progress messages printed by wimlib-imagex while writing WIM files
have been slightly tweaked.

Progress information for directory tree scans now counts all hard links.
Also, on Windows "\\?\" is no longer stripped from the current path.

Added a new '--image-property' option to 'wimcapture', 'wimappend', and
'wiminfo'. This option lets you assign values to elements in a WIM
file's XML document by name.

The wimlib_get_image_property() and wimlib_set_image_property() API
functions now support numerically indexed elements.

Fixed a bug where, on Windows, wimlib would change the security
descriptor of the target directory of an extraction even when the
'--no-acls' option was specified.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2016, 10:54:35 PM by Atari800xl »

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #103 on: February 02, 2016, 10:50:47 PM »

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Thank you to let me know for Wimlib 1.9  :thumbsup: it is on SE servers now  :thumbsup:
Wimlib is really great and more and more powerfull at each release :great:
I was very busy in January,  it should be a little better in February, but I would stay a bit busy.

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Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2016, 06:29:11 PM »

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Fun with Imagers, part 353:

I'm sure there are Ghost fans around here (Enterprise/ Corporate ".exe" version, not Consumer), why not have some fun with the latest version (thanks to the good folks @MDL):
- Get this file:
http://esdownload.symantec.com/akdlm/CD/MTV/Symantec_Ghost_Standard_Tools_HF2.msi
If you get "access denied", open this first, in a seperate tab (and leave open):
https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=117135

- Extract with your favorite msi extractor (eg. LessMSI: https://github.com/activescott/lessmsi/releases)
- Or use this:
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msiexec /a Symantec_Ghost_Standard_Tools_HF2.msi /qb TARGETDIR=c:\Symantec
(or use 7zip, "open inside", then extract and examine the 2 large .cab files, extract them, have some fun guessing which file needs renaming to ".exe", you can guess by filesize: around 4mb for 32bit, around 8mb for 64bit).
- This will give you all the files you need, eg. ghost32.exe, ghost64.exe, ghost explorer, etc.
- Version info: 12.0.0.8010, datecode 20150807 (or 20150817?), pretty new, that's my point...

Sorry to quote the whole thing, just wanted to share new version:

Ghost build 12.0.0.8023 Digital Signature 2016.01.20

http://esdownload.symantec.com/akdlm/CD/MTV/Ghost_Solution_Suite3_0_HF5_ReleaseNotes.pdf
http://esdownload.symantec.com/akdlm/CD/MTV/Symantec_Ghost_Solution_Suite_3_0_HF5.exe
http://esdownload.symantec.com/akdlm/CD/MTV/Symantec_Ghost_Standard_Tools_3_0_HF5.msi

If you only need Ghost32.exe or Ghost64.exe (pretty much Portable, great for PE!) just get the msi, "Open Inside" with 7zip, extract Cab1.cab, then open that and extract Ghost32.exe and/or Ghost64.exe.
Ghost fans will know what to do to get the other files needed. If your download fails, read the instructions in my quoted message!

« Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 06:33:46 PM by Atari800xl »

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #105 on: February 26, 2016, 06:15:15 AM »

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Already mentioned elsewhere, but I wanted to mention it here as well:
New Terabyte Image 2.99.
Actually, the version number is "2.99-00", so that leaves enough room for "2.99-01" to "2.99-99", so luckily, no plans for a V3, just the tried and tested goodness of version 2 series!

Everything works like before, so you only need the ImageW (and maybe TBView) exe's, and the .ini file with your serial.
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Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #106 on: March 27, 2016, 11:13:12 PM »

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I was trying the new Boot Disk Creator from LSoft's new KillDisk Professional 10.1.1.0, available here (direct download link): http://download.lsoft.net/KillDiskSuite-Setup.exe
I didn't want to install the full package, so I only extracted these files with InnoUnpack (rename the ",1" and ",2" files for 32 or 64bit):
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BootDiskCreator.exe
KillDiskBootDisk.iso
QTCore4.dll
QTGui4.dll
QTNetwork4.dll
settings.ini (you need to put your username and serial number in here!!)
StarBurn.dll

Now start the exe, insert your usb and press "next". This only works if you have a valid registration in settings.ini, but you might want to check out the new options here (check the tabs on top).

Just for your information.... Maybe you want to check it out. LSoft stuff sometimes contains nice utilities that you can add to your WinPESE projects as well.



Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #107 on: March 28, 2016, 09:25:31 AM »

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Maybe you want to check it out. LSoft stuff sometimes contains nice utilities that you can add to your WinPESE projects as well.
There are already a set of plugins from LSoft available on servers...

Maybe you want to check it out, try to create a KillDisk Professional plugin with Utils\PC Innounp

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2016, 08:12:16 AM »

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There's a new Acronis True Image Home version ("2016 Update 2", build 6559) and it looks like the 32bit PE files are back!!
(Thanks to OliverJia for the heads up)

I only did a quick test on the download, more later...

- download the installer (there is no separate Addon, the PE files are in the main installer now!!!):
http://dl2.acronis.com/s/AcronisTrueImage2016_6559.exe

- 7zip: select the downloaded exe, "open inside"
- extract the .msi file
- select the msi file in 7zip, "open inside"
- sort on file size, select one of the biggest files (74 603 800 bytes, starts with "_49_25")
- rename that file to "pe.zip" and open it
- this seems to have the PE files, and.....

It looks this one has 32bit PE files as well!!! Could be good news for some folks here!!!

I'll try to do some testing on it this week, but maybe others have to spare time to check this out as well.

Thanks again to OliverJia...

EDIT: Yep, confirmed: The 32bit files worked perfectly on a quick Win7PESE-32 build!  :thumbsup:
Also tested the 64bit files, working fine as usual.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 09:09:52 AM by Atari800xl »

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2016, 07:39:41 AM »

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Thanks for the info, that are great news.

I think, I will finally update from ATI 2011  :smile:

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2016, 08:26:04 AM »

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You're welcome, glad to help, so you like "Acronis32" as well, do you?

I like it because it's still the fastest and (for me) still very reliable (I know results may be different for others). It's also quite easy to add to any PE (standard MS winpe/ winre as well). All you need is the (encoded) serial and services in the registry, then of course the driver files in \system32\drivers, snapapi.dll in system32, and of course the program files (including VC files), which can also reside in a separate folder on your usb (or in my case: mounted iso).

A little while back, I studied SIW2/ CEW's PE-creation batch files, and I really like how he uses 7zip to extract the PE hives, does some "registry magic" on them, adds some program files, then uses Wimlib "Update" to put everything back in the wim file. Just as a test, I tried this approach to add the Acronis stuff to a standard PE, and really liked it, it's very fast, done in a few seconds.

So why am I writing this? Well, I was wondering if anybody knew if SIW2 is still around and if he still supports his PE batches?

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2016, 10:23:55 AM »

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Yes, I am around.  :grin:

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #112 on: April 20, 2016, 06:21:26 PM »

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That's very nice to hear, SIW2! Any news on the PE front? I know you are/used to be active on other forums as well (Aomei comes to mind), but do you have a website or other steady "hangout"?
Or do you stll provide your projects on an "invite only" sort of basis? Of course, that's fine as well...
Are the v7 and v8 versions from August 2015 still current?
Looking forward to your reply, or PM.
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Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2016, 06:07:59 AM »

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You're welcome, glad to help, so you like "Acronis32" as well, do you?
Yes,  I want to have the same tools in both my PE's and sometimes I really still need a x86 PE.


And I can also confirm, for me Acronis currently has the best speed and compression level.
But no command line, no image mounting  :frusty:

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #114 on: April 28, 2016, 04:42:43 AM »

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A good news to have ATI 2016 32bit, in addition to the 64-bit version.
I will also be able to use in x86 PE  :cool: and  thank you for the info :thumbsup:

In testing, I saw an anomaly, the backup operation failed, when there is not enough free space to receive the backup file.
It seems there is no test between the estimated backup size and the free space available.
It would be good to have, even if it is only an estimate.

Otherwise, I have not really seen gain, here, in the performance improvements written in 6559 changelog
It took almost the same time here, between ATI 2016 x64 build 6027 and ATI 2016 x64 or x86 build 6559
I tested in VMWare, with a backup of windows 10 x64, disk space used 24,5 Gb. 
Anyway, ATI speed and compression remains a reference  :thumbsup:

Based on Kyhi Acronis TrueImage 2016 v12 on Yomi server, I made a "new" plugin for "Acronis TrueImage 2016 Update 2".
with both 32/64 bits versions and an option to use 32 bits version on x64 build, probably not useful!
I'll probably share it in another topic, to not disturb this good one  :thumbsup:  :great:

Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #115 on: June 01, 2016, 07:41:03 AM »

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New acronis build:
http://dl2.acronis.com/s/AcronisTrueImage2016_6571.exe

Edit: tested, working OK. Same driver files as before...
« Last Edit: June 01, 2016, 07:46:51 AM by Atari800xl »

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« Reply #116 on: June 01, 2016, 09:11:48 AM »

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I'm considering WimLib as "imager" related, I love it for capturing updated sysprepped systems, doing quick pe mods (using wimlib "update"), etc. etc.

So here goes:

wimlib version 1.9.2 has been released. There are a few small changes:

    On UNIX, wimlib can now overwrite readonly files when extracting.

    On Windows, fixed a bug where wimlib could leave a null DACL (a.k.a. "no
    NTFS permissions") set on some existing directories after extraction.

    On Windows, when applying a WIM image in "WIMBoot mode" when the WOF
    driver is not loaded, wimlib can now correctly register a new WIM file
    with the target volume when the target volume previously had had WIM
    files unregistered.

    Added a new testing program.

    Clarified the main license text and updated public domain dedications
    for certain files to be more thorough.


Re: Disk imagers in PE/SE: Basic build info - Comparison - News
« Reply #117 on: June 16, 2016, 10:22:25 AM »

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Acronis 2017 beta program has started. More details tomorrow...

EDIT: Couldn't resist, just HAD to test if the tried and tested method still works:
- Get serial from beta test program
- Download full installer of the 2017 beta:
http://dl.acronis.com/s/AcronisTrueImage2017_beta.exe
- Extract the PE files from it (7zip, open inside, get the "_50_25C82....etc" file from the .msi, etc. as before)
- Install the full version in a "throw-away" Windows setup or VM, register (offline if you want) with the beta serial, grab the encoded serial from the registry (hklm) and save it somewhere
- You can now use the PE files as before, with the encoded beta serial, in PE.

So, good to see nothing has changed in the "PE mode" of Acronis, I never use the full version anyway...
« Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 10:42:28 AM by Atari800xl »

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« Reply #118 on: June 16, 2016, 02:34:07 PM »

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exactly how 2016 was worked out with a beta key...

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« Reply #119 on: June 16, 2016, 02:43:33 PM »

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link to beta signup page ???

https://www.acronis.com/en-us/my/beta/

Atari,
last two sets D3WVSJCQ-CGTYE2A9 look the same??
« Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 02:52:38 PM by KYHI »

 

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