I had a issue with Windows System Image Manager (WSIM) when I tried to create a catalog from Windows 8.1 WIM file. Even if it was start with full Administrator rights, I got this error:
“Cannot obtain read/write access for … In order to generate a catalog file, you must have read/write access to the Windows image file and its containing folder.”
If you check the security rights on the file, local administrator group have the right to read and write on the .wmi file.
Read Only Property
In fact, the issue was that the file was copied directly from the DVD into the share. And the read-only attribute was not removed.
Uncheck the Read-only attribute.
If you try to create the catalog again from WSIM, it will works:
You can get more information about WSIM here.