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Add Applications, Drivers, Packages, Files, and Folders

Published: October 22, 2009

Updated: October 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

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This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.

Customize your Windows® image by adding applications, device drivers, packages, and other files and folders to your distribution share. These files and folders can be captured in a configuration set for deployment.

You can add applications, out-of-box drivers (also called third-party drivers), and other files and folders directly to the folders: $OEM$ Folders or Out-of-Box Drivers by using Windows Explorer.

Language Packs and Packages must be added by using the Package(s) option on the Insert menu. For more information, see Add Packages to a Distribution Share.

In This Section

 

Add Files or Folders to a Distribution Share

Describes how to add files or folders to a distribution share.

Remove Files or Folders from a Distribution Share

Describes how to remove files or folders from a distribution share.

Add Files and Folders by Using $OEM$ Folders

Describes how to add applications, files, and folders to a distribution share.

Add an Application

Describes how to preinstall applications and add them to the Start menu list of recently-used items.

Change a Default Client Application

Describes how to change the default applications, such as the default browser, mail, and media playback applications.

Add Out-of-Box Drivers to a Distribution Share

Describes how to add drivers to a distribution share.

Add Device Drivers by Using Windows Setup

Describes how to add drivers to Windows Setup.

Add Packages to a Distribution Share

Describes how to add packages to a distribution share.

Packages are groups of files provided by Microsoft that include service packs, security updates, language packs, and modifications to Windows features.

Add a Package to an Answer File

Describes how to add packages to an answer file.

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