Starting from Windows 8/Server 2012 (Windows Kernel 6.2) and above, it has built-in repair capability to repair file corruption in WinSxS.
However, there is a time that the repair is not successful and it may need alternative good source of WinSxS location to repair.
You may refer to System Update Readiness Tool – Windows 8/8.1 & Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 for SUR usage.
- Save Admin Script
Download Make ISO program MKISOFS (Windows) (mkisofs.exe)
You can either use system that pass SUR with DISM using option /ScanHealth
or create a new system using VM, run Windows Updates, and pass DISM /ScanHealth check
- Complete Pre-Requisite and store at the same location with free space to hold ISO generated.
The free space must be bigger than the storage size of “C:\Windows\WinSxS” folder
- Execute Admin Script and ISO file is generated with filename format:
Windows 8 /Server 2012 -> WinSxS_W62.iso
Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 -> WinSxS_W63.iso
- Copy the generated ISO file.
- Download YLNotes__WINSXS_SOURCES_ISO.zip