MSIX App Attach Community Tooling

Introduction I am pleased to announce a new community tool I have created "MISX App Attach Community Tooling" MSIXAACT for short. After reviewing other community tools available today, I noted there is no GUI tool to quickly output single MSIX packages into all format types (VHD\VHDX\CIM) or provide the support for CIMFS. This tool enables... Continue Reading →

MSIX app attach – How To Manage CIMFS File Sprawl – Tips and Tricks

Introduction CIMFS is a new file system known as the composite file system. A CIM is essentially a small collection of flat files containing one or more data and metadata region files, one or more object ID files and one or more filesystem description files. CIM's image format is a similar concept to a WIM... Continue Reading →

Identifying CIMFS Mounted Images

Introduction The Composite file system was introduced into Windows 10 Build 2004. One big difference between CIMFS and the Virtual Disk (VHD and VHDX) is that CIMFS does not show in both the Device Manager and Disk Management consoles. This makes it more tricky to diagnose issues or clear mounted CIM images. As you can... Continue Reading →

MSIX and MSIX app attach High-Level Performance Testing

Introduction This article provides insight into some testing I have completed on MSIX and MSIX app attach. The testing focused on three core areas: Understanding more about performance and the impact of using the package support framework (PSF).Taking a deeper look into the performance Metrics of both MSIX and MSIX app attach.Identifying the performance differences... Continue Reading →

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