Add and Remove Windows Features and Packages

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Note

This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.

Operating system packages provided as .cab files can be enumerated, installed, and removed from an offline Windows® image using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) command-line tool. Operating system packages provided as Windows Update Standalone Installer (.msu) files can also be added offline. You can also use DISM to enumerate, enable, or disable Windows features offline and to add or remove packages provided as .msu files.

In This Section

Enable or Disable Windows Features Offline

Describes how to enable or disable features in an offline image using either DISM command-line syntax or an unattended answer file that is applied using DISM.

Add or Remove Packages Offline

Describes how to add or remove operating system packages from an offline image using either DISM command-line syntax or an unattended answer file that is applied using DISM.

See Also

Concepts

Service an Offline Image
Understanding Servicing Strategies