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Add a Package to an Answer File

The following procedures describe how to add a package to an answer file by using Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM).

You can add packages to an answer file by using one of three options: from the Windows Image pane, from the Insert menu, or from an open distribution share folder in the Distribution Share pane.

To add a package from the Insert menu

  1. Open Windows SIM.
  2. Open a distribution share. For more information, see Open a Distribution Share.
  3. On the Insert menu, select Package(s).
    The Select Package(s) to Insert window opens.
  4. Navigate to the package to be added, and then click Open.
  5. In the Properties pane, under Settings, choose one of the following values for Action: Install, Remove, Configure, or Stage.

To add a package from the Windows Image pane

  1. Open Windows SIM.
  2. Open a Windows image or catalog file. For more information, see Open a Windows Image or Catalog File.
  3. In the Windows Image pane, select the Packages node. Expand the node, right-click the package to be added to the answer file, and then click Add to Answer File.
  4. In the Properties pane, under Settings, choose one of the following values for Action: Install, Remove, Configure, or Stage.

To add a package from a distribution share

  1. Open Windows SIM.
  2. Open a distribution share. For more information, see Open a Distribution Share.
  3. Right-click the package to be added to the distribution share packages directory, and then click Add to Answer File.
    The package is added to the answer file in the packages section.
  4. In the Properties pane, under Settings, choose one of the following values for Action: Install, Remove, Configure, or Stage.

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