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I have WIM files in Windows Deployment Services with various images for computers. Unfortunately, I'm not using MDT or system center or anything automated to create these images - just installed on a computer, customized, syspreped and captured an image. One day I'll improve that process, but not today.

Using DISM I can add drivers and files and such. But what I really need to one of them is remove a windows service that is causing problems. I'd love to be able to do it without going through sysprepping and recapturing the image.

On a live windows install, I'd just run "sc delete servicename". Is there way I can do the equivalent on a mounted WIM image?

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dism supports removing roles i think, its been awhile since I've used dism. If not you can mount the wim then regedit the service entry. – tony roth Apr 25 '13 at 20:16
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I'd mount the wim file via dism then use regedit to load the system key then remove the service.

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I second that, it should work. You can edit the registry of wim files. – MDT Guy Apr 30 '13 at 18:58

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