[Answered] Manually creating ESD-Links

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by weissbier, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. weissbier

    weissbier MDL Novice

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    Hello everyone.
    I am wondering is there a way to manually create (like with cmd or PowerShell) download-links for ESD-files (so without extra sites and/or software like "rg-adguard") that i can download then (from "windowsupdate.com")?

    I would use it to create an own Enterprise iso-file.

    (Sorry for my bad English and my naive question.)
     
  2. Why would you reinvent the wheel?
    Every ESD here is from MSFT.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Why not use the XML file which used by MCT (Media Creation Tool)? It contains all ESD links for a specific build. No need for any websites for this :D.
     
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  4. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    Already done by MediaCreationTool.bat in my sig. Enterprise is unlocked or added as needed for all versions (1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809).
     
  5. z110110

    z110110 MDL Novice

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    Without third party support, just using CMD downloads will not have much speed.
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    There is no such thing. Either Powershell is used for downloads or command line tools like aria/curl, aria is quite able to max out a connection.
     
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  7. z110110

    z110110 MDL Novice

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    Both WGET and aria can be downloaded using the CMD/Powershell command.
    I don't understand why he downloaded the system like this.
     
  8. weissbier

    weissbier MDL Novice

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    Sorry for my ignorance, but where exactly is this XML-file you mentioned when i download/use the normal MCT from the Microsoft site?
    And do i have to do something extra to get those ESD-links from it or have i just to open this XML-file and find them in it?
    And does this ESD-file then also include Windows 10 Enterprise?
    Thank you very much and sorry for asking so much. :)

    You are right, but i always like to do all this on my own. :rolleyes:

    Thanks, i will give it a try. ♥
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    The XML by default is compiled into MCT EXE, but there are direct links to download different versions for all the builds. Can't seem to find it now, maybe a user chimes in here.

    The file can be opened in any notepad(++) and contains Consumer and Business links, the latter come at the end.

    MCT can be forced by command line switches (/selfhost) to use a specific XML and download even Business versions, the latter isn't officially promoted by MS :cool2:.
     
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  10. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    BITS can also max a connection (that is if people did not use lame windows update blockers that disables the service). It can actually outperform 3rd-party aria. And it's a command line tool that comes with Windows. Downloading via powershell (several methods available) is not too bad either, it only has issues with large files if not having s**tload of RAM free, but with a proper script to stream it - no more problems.
    As for the xml links, is enough to run MediaCreationTool.bat 5 times (and close after MCT starts) for each of the Redstone editions and you get all the esd links available. Parsing these products.xml via powershell is not that hard, a good starting point right in the mentioned batch file.
    But again, why? There are countless lists of esd files sorted by version, edition, architecture, language found online.
     
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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #14 Enthousiast, Nov 10, 2018 at 17:49
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    @weissbier You just could have downloaded the ESD from here:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/windows-10-esd-repository.59082/#post-992532
    And used ESD>ISO to convert to ISO, with install.esd or install.wim:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/windows-10-esd-repository.59082/#post-992731
    Tutorial:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/windows-10-esd-repository.59082/page-77#post-1380516

    Depending on what build the ESD is, the content differs, check the corresponding build thread for more info, ESD>ISO will be able to show all sku's in the ESD before converting to ISO.

    It seems you are mixing the terms ESD and install.esd, the article does seem to do too.
     
  13. weissbier

    weissbier MDL Novice

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    You are right; i just realized that this stuff is a little bit too complicated for me.
    I used the converter you linked and it worked like charm, thank you for the help. :)



    By the way, which version is "better", Windows 10 Enterprise or Pro for WS?
     
  14. z110110

    z110110 MDL Novice

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    #16 z110110, Nov 11, 2018 at 03:08
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    Entertainment - store better, if not - LTSB/LTSC
     
  15. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Enterprise should be the better choice imo LTSC is the best way to go but if you want a HWID then you should follow the upgrade path to WS Pro
     
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  16. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #18 Enthousiast, Nov 11, 2018 at 21:02
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    Afaik from reading the posts when ProfWS got released it is practically the same as Enterprise.

    LTSC = Enterprise, but without (among others) Store, Edge, UWP apps and is being long term serviced.
     
  17. weissbier

    weissbier MDL Novice

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    "Entertainment"? Sorry, but did the autocomplete mess up and you mean "Enterprise"? ;)

    I always use KMS/Volume; but thank you anyway. :)

    I better use the normal Enterprise since i use iTunes from the Store (and the Smileys).
    Thank you for helping me. :)
     
  18. z110110

    z110110 MDL Novice

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    Everyone seems to have some ideas in others' eyes. There is no need to tangled up. I can only laugh.
    As long as you feel satisfied, OK.