Riprep Image to WDS WIM conversion error

I found an error while converting  Riprep Image to WDS WIM file. If you are having same trouble doing conversion. Here is a little solutions for you.


An error occurred while trying to execute the command.
Error Code: 0xC103014B
Error Description: Wdsmgmt could not load a required library.  If this is a version of Windows prior to Vista, please install the OPK/WAIK toolkit and ensure that drvstore.dll and cmiv2.dll are in the path.

Why it happens? WDSUTIL looks for drvstore.dll , cmiv2.dll and xmllite.dll file in %windir%\system32 folder. When it fails to locate these files it gives an error code:0xC103014B even though Windows AIK is installed in WDS server.


You must install Windows AIK and Copy drvstore.dll , cmiv2.dll and xmllite.dll files from %windir%\Program files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing to %windir%\system32

Now open command prompt and run  wdsutil /convert-RiprepImage /filepath:SourcePath\riprep.sif /destinationimage /filepath:destination path\FileName.wim 

Screenshot: Before copying those files to %windir%\system32


Screenshot: after resolving issue


About Raihan Al-Beruni

Raihan Al-Beruni has been working on Microsoft Technologies for more than 15 years. Microsoft Technologies are his passion and blogging on Microsoft product is his hobby. Raihan has published a book on Windows Server 2012 titled “Windows Server 2012 Step by Step” on December 2 2012. He has published hundreds of articles on wide variety of technology. Raihan Al-Beruni has a Master’s degree in Electronic Business from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is Microsoft certified IT Professional in Lync Server 2010, Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure. He is a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5. He is ITILv3 Foundation certified. Other than working on various enterprise technologies and projects, he mostly spends times on playing with new technologies at home or spending time with family.
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