Gostev wrote:the real reason is that plain 2008 lacks a certain feature we use in creating a Recovery Media.
That seems slightly likely, 2008 favored ImageX based commands.
From 2008 R2 the DISM tool got more elaborate, but ImageX still isn't completely out of the picture.
In fact everything can be done with ImageX alone without the use of DISM.
But I do understand, DISM makes everything easier so why add more ImageX commands just for the few 2008/Vista users out there.