I always have wondered why there is no GUI version for ImageX, Microsoft’s tool for managing WIM images. Now I wonder why I have never heard of GImageX, a free graphic user interface for ImageX. I have to thank Claus Valca, who mentioned it in a comment here on 4sysops.
GImageX requires ImageX because it uses the Microsoft WIMGAPI API, so you have to install the WAIK before using GImageX. GImageX supports all important ImageX features. The only command I didn’t find is the /dir option, which lists the complete contents of a volume image. This feature is useful only in scripts anyway. If you want to display an image’s directory structure, you better mount it to a folder.
The current version, GImageX v2.0.14, supports only WAIK 1.1, i.e., the version for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008. You can use it on Windows PE too. GImageX v2.0.15 BETA also works with the Windows 7 beta WAIK. The downloadable ZIP file contains x86 and x64 editions, plus a COM DLL that allows the use of GImageX in programs and scripts. The examples in the documentation are in VBScript.
GImageX is a useful extension of ImageX. Especially if you work only every now and then with WIM images, you will find GImageX more convenient and you probably will accomplish your tasks quicker than with ImageX
Now, I am waiting for someone to offer a GUI extension for DISM, the Windows 7 command line tool for managing WIM and VHD images.