Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a command-line tool that can be used to service a Windows image or to prepare a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image. DISM can be used to service a Windows image (.wim) or a virtual hard disk (.vhd or .vhdx).

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new-WindowsImage stalls with 0x8007007E, can't load unattend.dll

I'm trying to convert capture a .VHDX as a .WIM file. The file in question is a syspreped Windows 7 generalized image. - I'm working on Windows 8.1 and I have the Windows ADK installed. - In ...
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How do I troubleshoot “Failed to get staged packages for package” error when attempting to remove a provisioned app from an offline Windows 8.1 image?

When I attempt to remove provisioned apps from an offline Windows 8.1 image, most of the apps I want to remove cause no problem, but attempting to remove Microsoft.Office.OneNote causes an error. The ...
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How to stop DISM resetting activation?

I have a lab of virtual (Windows 7 Ultimate) machines and want to create a Windows image using MDT 2013 / DISM. When I use the DISM capture-image on the reference machine and DISM apply-image on the ...
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Server 2012 Windows Update not working

We have a windows server 2012 box that is hosted remotely. I've been trying to install a security patch and the windows update component appears to be corrupted. The error code i'm getting is ...
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How do I create a fully patched installation of Windows 2008 to use during upgrades from Windows 2003?

I need to upgrade some VMs due to the EOL of 2003. Many VMs can just be replaced with current version, but some are so old that it is easier to just try an upgrade and fallback if it doesn't work. ...
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What does DISM Return Code 0x800F081E mean when installing WMF 4.0 on Windows 7 machines? (online)

I'm using the Windows Update Agent to install WMF 4.0 on my Windows 7 workstations. I unpacked the MSU to get the cab files and install them using DISM online mode with the following commands (one for ...
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Remove all third-party drivers

Is there a way to un-DISM all drivers from Windows? Our images are injected with Dell's CAB driver packs, but with our new Optiplex 7020's we're getting a video error on bootup. We suspect there ...
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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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How do I convert a vhd to a wim file?

I just setup and sysprepped a nice new VM, now I need to convert it to a wim real quick, to upload to my sccm server. For some reason, I can't change the VM properties to boot from a legacy nic for ...
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Error 0x8007007e When trying to mount WinPE 5 wim in Windows 7 using Powershell

Using ADK for Windows 8.1, and the DISM cmdlets that come with them. I have WMF 4.0 installed. My machine is Windows 7 x64 SP1, and I'm trying to mount the wim using PS C:\Users\BigHomie> ...
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upgrade from windows server 2012 server standard to data-center

When upgrading from windows server 2012 standard to data-center using dism, will a data loss occur? Will I have to re-install programs already installed in the server? I'm going to follow the ...
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Cannot install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008 Core

I have the server with Windows Server 2008 core SP2 and I need to install SQL Server 2012 in it. The problem is that SQL Server requires .NET 4.5 and when I try to install .NET 4.5, the OS gives an ...
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DISM inject drivers into WIM gives error 2

I have just installed a reference windows 7 x64 machine, sysprep-ed it, went into WinPE mode and captured boot.wim image using ImageX. I then moved the boot.wim to my local PC under c:\wim, and try ...
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Bulk removing Features On Demand payloads from Windows 8?

Short of running dism /online /disbale-feature /remove /featurename:featurename on every feature I'd like to prune, is there a way of removing the payload on disk for every disabled feature?
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Is there any chance to get Hyper-V enlightened I/O inside Windows 2008 R2 recovery DVD?

I'm fiddling with Windows Server Backup in Hyper-V virtual machines, testing backup and recovery time. While ( full ) backup time is pretty good, Bare Metal Recovery time using recovery DVD is 5 ...
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What is the MSMQ-Container feature and why doesn't it exist on Windows 2008 R2

I'm trying to script the setup of a web-server role for our application using PowerShell & dism. The application requires the following features for MSMQ support (excluding IIS features for ...
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dism unmount with commit on offline image and changes are still in pending status when remounted

Using dism to disable features in a offline Windows 2008 R2 wim image, executing cmd dism commands below: Before any changes: ServerCore-WOW64 | Enabled ...
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How do I upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (OEM Key) to Enterprise (MSDN Key) using DISM?

(Originally asked as After upgrading to 2008 R2 Enterprise and installing more RAM, Windows can only see 4.00 GB but now I know what the question really is...) My Dell server came preinstalled with ...
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Installing IIS 7.5 through pkgmgr script on Windows 2008 R2

When trying to install IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2 Using the following script as described in this technet article I get errors about "encountered unknown option "featurename" with the value .... " ...