Service an Online Image

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2


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

If you want to boot the operating system so that you can install an application or test and validate the installation, you can boot to audit mode. In audit mode you can add drivers and packages or enable features and international settings.

If you want to add Windows® Installer applications, you must add the applications to a running operating system by using the OCSetup tool.

In This Section

Add Language Interface Packs

Describes how to install a LIP using either an unattended answer file, the LIP CD-ROM, or by downloading it from the Microsoft® Web site.

Add a Language Pack Online

Describes how to add a language pack to a running operating system by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM), the LPKSetup tool, or an unattended answer file that calls the LPKSetup tool.

Add or Remove System MSIs or Packages Online with OCSetup

Describes how to use the OCSetup tool to install system components files that are provided as .msi or .exe files from Windows Installer or Component-Based Servicing (CBS)-based installation packages on a running operating system.

Enable or Disable Windows Features Online

Describes how to enable or disable Windows features on a running operating system by using either DISM command-line syntax or DISM and an unattended answer file.

Add a Driver Online in Audit Mode

Describes how to add a device driver to an operating system that is running in audit mode by using either an unattended answer file or the DPInst tool.

Modify an Image to Boot to Audit Mode

Describes how to configure an image to boot to audit mode.

See Also


Phase 5: Managing and Servicing Your Windows Image