Managing Windows 7 with (DISM) Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management Tool

This post discuss about DISM – the Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management Tool — a new part of Windows 7 that has been created to help you manage (and deploy) images with greater ease. Previous versions of Windows included tools such as: ImageX – a tool which allowed you to mount offline images – Pkgmgr – A […]

This post discuss about DISM – the Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management Tool — a new part of Windows 7 that has been created to help you manage (and deploy) images with greater ease. Previous versions of Windows included tools such as: ImageX – a tool which allowed you to mount offline images – Pkgmgr – A device driver and package manager – PEImg – A WindowsPE Utility to prepare images once edited with pkgmgr – Intlcfg – An International Settings Configuration Tool. With DISM, all of these tools become one and even better – you can do certain things to an “online” or live image. Starting DISM – The first thing we need to do in order to run DISM is have an elevated command prompt open.  Simply going Start –> Run –> cmd –> Enter won’t do the trick as that runs with user privileges.  What we need to do is either do Start –> Run –> Cmd –> Shift+CTRL+Enter or Click on Start type cmd and when it appear in the search box, right click on it and choose “Run as Administrator”. Here’s some DISM commands:

dism /online /Get-CurrentEdition
dism /online /Get-TargetEditions
dism /online /Get-Features | more#dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:<NAME GOES HERE>
dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:PurblePlace
dism /online /Get-FeatureInfo /FeatureName:PurblePlace
dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:PurblePlace
“dism /?” – which will tell you about the root level capabilities
“dism /online /?” – which will tell you about the online image servicing capabilities
“dism /online /Get-Features /?” – which will tell you about the Get-Features function 

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