Downloads of v 2.0.6:


Last Update:

07 Nov 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Olof Lagerkvist


imdisk admin virtual disk drive image iso

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

This is not the latest version of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver available.

2.0.6 | Updated: 07 Nov 2015



Downloads of v 2.0.6:



Software Author(s):

  • Olof Lagerkvist

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.6

This is not the latest version of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver available.

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To install ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade imdisk -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade imdisk -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure imdisk installed
    name: imdisk
    state: present
    version: 2.0.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'imdisk' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.0.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: imdisk,
    Version: 2.0.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller imdisk
   Name     = 'imdisk'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.0.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'imdisk':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.0.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install imdisk version="2.0.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 29 Dec 2015.


ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory.

$packageName = 'imdisk'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = ''
$url64 = $url
$silentArgs = '-y'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

$installOverride = $env:chocolateyInstallOverride
if (!$installOverride) {
  Write-Host "Silent mode set"

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" "$url64" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
# stop on all errors
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName = 'imdisk'
$registryUninstallerKeyName = 'imdisk'
$shouldUninstall = $true

$local_key = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$local_key6432 = "HKCU:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$machine_key = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$machine_key6432 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"

function Resolve-Path {
  param ($file)
  (".;" + $env:PATH).Split(";") | ForEach-Object {
    $testPath = Join-Path $_ $file
    if (Test-Path $testPath) {
      return $testPath

$file = @($local_key, $local_key6432, $machine_key, $machine_key6432) `
  | ?{ Test-Path $_ } `
  | Get-ItemProperty `
  | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString

if ($file -eq $null -or $file -eq '') {
  Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
  $shouldUninstall = $false

$file = Resolve-Path $file

$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '-y'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

if (!(Test-Path $file)) {
  Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
  $shouldUninstall = $false

if ($shouldUninstall) {
  $installOverride = $env:chocolateyInstallOverride
  if (!$installOverride) {
    Write-Host "Silent mode set"
  # Detach all virtual disks
  $exeToRun = 'cmd.exe'
  $statements = '/s /c "if exist "%SystemRoot%\system32\imdisk.exe" for /f %a in (''imdisk -l -n'') do @imdisk -D -u %~a"'
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $statements $exeToRun
  Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $file

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.10 1811 Sunday, December 2, 2018 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 6710 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 3314 Monday, August 15, 2016 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.9 3299 Saturday, January 2, 2016 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.6 363 Saturday, November 7, 2015 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 390 Saturday, June 20, 2015 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.9.4 350 Saturday, April 4, 2015 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.8.4 2335 Friday, August 8, 2014 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.7.6 687 Saturday, November 9, 2013 Approved

See all -
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.6.

  • Device list in Control Panel applet did not auto-refresh when new virtual disks where added or removed by other applications, such as command line tool. This has now been corrected and it should no longer be necessary to manually click refresh button in this case.

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.5.

  • Device list in Control Panel applet did not correctly show memory backed virtual disk that had been intialized with an image file.
  • Support for sending an image path (or any custom string) through to proxy server. Syntax is server:port://path where :port just like previously is optional and defaults to 9000. The //path part is sent through to server end as an IMDPROXY_REQ_CONNECT request and makes it possible for one proxy service listening to one single port to handle requests for many different images.

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.4.

  • Fixed problem that could cause formatting to fail in some cases.

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.3.

  • Fixed serious issue with wrong drive formatted by command line tool.

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.2.

  • Fixed issue with saving virtual disk as image file from Control Panel applet or Explorer context menu.
  • New command line option -o shared that forces driver to open images in shared write mode.

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.1. Finalized version of earlier beta, with these additions/changes.

  • Fixed issue with using directories as mount point.
  • Separate "zero range" and "unmap range" requests sent to proxy, when proxy indicates support for such requests.

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver beta 2.0.0.

  • Rewritten I/O request logic to allow fully parallel I/O. This is by default only used when communicating with AWEAlloc driver for physical memory virtual disks, but can be turned on for any virtual disks backed by an image file or another kernel level driver, provided that the underlying driver supports it. Use -o par command line option to turn on this feature. This change should give better physical RAM disk performance. It should also give better performance for instance when using ImDisk to mount offsets of \?\PhysicalDrive objects as virtual disks.
  • AWEAlloc driver rewritten to support multiple requests simultaneously, which means that ImDisk no longer need to queue requests and switch to a worker thread to complete requests to a physical memory RAM disk.
  • Support for TRIM requests sent from filesystem drivers on Windows 7 and later. Forwarded as either file level TRIM requests to image file or in case image file is a sparse file, as "zero data" requests. TRIM requests can optionally also be forwarded to proxy applications if proxy application supports it. This should make it easier to develop proxy services that support freeing parts of a virtual disks that are no longer in use.
  • Bugfix: Fixed problem which caused sparse files to sometimes be created as fully allocated files.
  • Bugfix: Impossible to specify a device number when calling ImDiskCreateDeviceEx. Automatic device number was always used.

This package has no dependencies.

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