Ability to split images for FAT32 complliance
An offline deployment from a usb stick is easy for windows 7 (non uefi machines) as they can boot from NTFS, which doesnt have the same limitations on file size as fat32.
But due to UEFI, its only possible to boot a windows 8 machine from a FAT32 flash drive. Due to images being larger than the fat32 file size limit, offline deployments are difficult to perform.
It would be nice to have a feature that, when capturing the image from a master device, to have the ability to span the image over multiple files. Being able to specify the max file size would be a waay of avoiding the fat32 limitation, and have compliance with windows 8 machines.
This feature request was implemented in SDA 8.2.
While this is an old feature request, it is even more relevant now with Windows 10 and modern hardware. Most image deployments are now to UEFI hardware. Splitting WIM files into multiple SWM files is a relatively simple task. If the SDA won't support splitting the WIMs natively, the KBE code could be updated to detect and support split WIMs to allow for engineers to manually split the WIM and copy to the USB.