Open a Distribution Share
A distribution share is an optional storage folder for device drivers, applications, and packages issued by Microsoft, such as hotfixes and installation customization files. Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) requires a specific subfolder structure to open a distribution share folder.
If you create a distribution share folder by using Windows SIM, the correct distribution share folder structure is created for you. For more information, see Create a Distribution Share.
Windows SIM can open distribution shares only with at least one of the three specific subfolders: $OEM$ Folders; Out-of-Box Drivers; and Packages.
To open a distribution share
- Click the top node of the currently open distribution share.
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Right-click and then select Select Distribution Share.
The SelectaDistribution Share dialog box opens.
- Browse to the distribution share to open. The distribution share can be opened only if the following folder structure exists:
- Select the distribution share to open, and then click OK.
The distribution share opens in the Distribution Share pane.