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Add Content to $OEM$ Folders

$OEM$ folders organize supplemental files used to customize a Windows installation. Files in $OEM$ folders are copied to the answer file only if a valid configuration set exists for the Windows image file. For more information, see Create a Configuration Set.

Once $OEM$ files are placed in a distribution share, you can use Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) to add them to a configuration set when publishing an answer file.

Subfolders created within the $OEM$ folder must coincide with the structure of a standard Windows installation. For more information about the $OEM$ folder structure, see Understanding Distribution Shares and Configuration Sets.

ImportantImportant
Do not overwrite existing files carried and serviced by the operating system. Using $OEM$ to update or overwrite these files can cause the operating system to behave unexpectedly and result in serious issues.

Add files to $OEM$ folders

  1. Open a distribution share. See Open a Distribution Share.
  2. Right-click and then select Explore Distribution Share.
  3. Double-click the folder $OEM$ Folders.
    The $OEM$ Folders folder opens.
  4. Add files to the folder.
  5. Close the distribution share folder.

The files are available in the Distribution Share pane under the $OEM$ node.

Add folders to $OEM$ folders

  1. Open a distribution share. See Open a Distribution Share
  2. Right-click and then select Explore Distribution Share.
  3. Double-click the folder $OEM$ Folders.
    The $OEM$ Folders folder opens.
  4. Right-click the folder, point to New, and then click Folder.
  5. Type a name for the folder.
  6. Add files to the folder.
    The top-level folders appear in the Distribution Share pane.
noteNote
Subfolders created within the $OEM$ folder must coincide with the structure of a standard Windows installation.

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