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Windows 8.1 Packages

Updated: October 20, 2013

This topic lists the features available in Windows 8.1. Each feature can be enabled or disabled during Windows installation by using an answer file, or by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM). For more information, see How to Enable or Disable Windows Features.

If a feature is enabled, all of its parent hierarchy must also be enabled. To view the entire hierarchy, see the individual package topics.

Use the command to enable or to disable the Windows® feature in a Command Prompt window. The command is case-sensitive.

 

Feature Name Display Name Description

ClientForNFS-Infrastructure

Client for NFS

Enables the computer to gain access to files on UNIX-based computers.

DirectoryServices-ADAM-Client

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

Installs Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).

DirectPlay

DirectPlay

Enables the installation of DirectPlay on demand.

FaxServicesClientPackage

Windows Fax and Scan

Enables fax and scan tasks on the computer.

IIS-ApplicationDevelopment

Application Development Features

Installs web server application development features.

IIS-ApplicationInit

Application Initialization

Application Initialization performs extensive web application initialization tasks before serving web pages.

IIS-ASP

ASP

Enables a web server to host Classic ASP applications.

IIS-ASPNET

ASP.NET 3.5

Enable a web server to host ASP.NET v3.5 applications.

IIS-ASPNET45

ASP.NET 4.5

Enable a web server to host ASP.NET v4.5 applications.

IIS-BasicAuthentication

Basic Authentication

Requires a valid Windows user name and password for connection.

IIS-CertProvider

Centralized SSL Certificate Support

Centralized SSL Certificate Support lets you centrally manage SSL server certificates by using a file share. Maintaining SSL server certificates on a file share simplifies management since there is one place to manage them.

IIS-CGI

CGI

Enables support for CGI executables.

IIS-ClientCertificateMappingAuthentication

Client Certificate Mapping Authentication

Authenticates client certificates with Active Directory accounts.

IIS-CommonHttpFeatures

Common HTTP Features

Installs support for Web server content such as HTML and image files.

IIS-CustomLogging

Custom Logging

Enables support for custom logging for Web servers, sites, and applications.

IIS-DefaultDocument

Default Document

Allows you to specify a default file to load when users do not specify a file in a request URL.

IIS-DigestAuthentication

Digest Authentication

Authenticates clients by sending a password hash to a Windows domain controller.

IIS-DirectoryBrowsing

Directory Browsing

Allows clients to see the contents of a directory on a web server.

IIS-FTPExtensibility

FTP Extensibility

Lets you customize FTP publishing by writing your own software extensions.

IIS-FTPServer

FTP Server

Enables a server to transfer files by using the FTP protocol.

IIS-FTPSvc

FTP Service

Enables FTP publishing on a web server.

IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics

Health and Diagnostics

Lets you monitor and manage server, site, and application health.

IIS-HostableWebCore

Internet Information Services Hostable Web Core

Lets you program your application to serve HTTP requests by using core IIS functionality.

IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic

Dynamic Content Compression

Compresses dynamic content before returning it to a client.

IIS-HttpCompressionStatic

Static Content Compression

Compresses static content before returning it to a client.

IIS-HttpErrors

HTTP Errors

Allows you to customize the error messages that are returned to clients.

IIS-HttpLogging

HTTP Logging

Enables logging of web site activity for the server.

IIS-HttpRedirect

HTTP Redirection

Redirects client requests to a specific destination.

IIS-HttpTracing

Tracing

Enables tracing for ASP.NET applications and failed requests.

IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility

IIS 6 Management Compatibility

Lets you use existing IIS 6.0 APIs and scripts to manage a IIS 8.5 web server

IIS-IISCertificateMappingAuthentication

IIS Client Certificate Mapping Authentication

Maps client certificates 1-to-1 or many-to-1 to a Windows security identity.

IIS-IPSecurity

IP Security

Allows or denies content access based on an IP address or domain name.

IIS-ISAPIExtensions

ISAPI Extensions

Allows ISAPI extensions to handle client requests.

IIS-ISAPIFilter

ISAPI Filters

Allows ISAPI filters to modify web server behavior.

IIS-LegacyScripts

IIS 6 Scripting Tools

Installs IIS 6.0 configuration scripts.

IIS-LegacySnapIn

IIS 6 Management Console

Installs the IIS 6.0 Management Console. Provides support for administration of remote IIS 6.0 servers from the computer.

IIS-LoggingLibraries

Logging Tools

Installs IIS 8.5 logging tools and scripts.

IIS-ManagementConsole

IIS Management Console

Installs Web server Management Console which supports management of local and remote Web servers.

IIS-ManagementScriptingTools

IIS Management Scripts and Tools

Manages a local Web server with IIS configuration scripts.

IIS-ManagementService

IIS Management Service

Allows the web server to be managed remotely from another computer by using the Web server Management Console.

IIS-Metabase

IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility

Instals IIS metabase and compatibility layer to allow metabase calls to interact with an IIS 8.5 configuration store.

IIS-NetFxExtensibility

.NET Extensibility 3.5

Enables a web server to host .NET Framework 3.5 applications.

IIS-NetFxExtensibility45

.NET Extensibility 4.5

Enables a web server to host .NET Framework v4.5 applications.

IIS-ODBCLogging

ODBC Logging

Enables support for logging to an ODBC-compliant database.

IIS-Performance

Performance Features

Installs performance features.

IIS-RequestFiltering

Request Filtering

Configures rules to block selected client requests.

IIS-RequestMonitor

Request Monitor

Monitors server, site, and application health.

IIS-Security

Security

Enables additional security features to secure servers, sites, applications, vdirs, and files.

IIS-ServerSideIncludes

Server-Side Includes

Serves .stm, .shtm, and .shtml files from a Web site.

IIS-StaticContent

Static Content

Serves .htm, .html, and image files from a Web site.

IIS-URLAuthorization

URL Authorization

Authorizes client access to the URLs that comprise a web application.

IIS-WebDAV

WebDAV Publishing

Publishes and manages files on a web server by using the HTTP protocol.

IIS-WebServer

World Wide Web Services

Installs the IIS 8.5 World Wide Web Services. Provides support for HTML web sites and optional support for ASP.NET, Classic ASP, and web server extensions.

IS-WebServerManagementTools

Web Management Tools

Installs web management console and tools.

IIS-WebServerRole

Internet Information Services

Provides support for Web and FTP servers, along with support for ASP.NET web sites, dynamic content such as Classic ASP and CGI, and local and remote management.

IIS-WebSockets

WebSocket Protocol

IIS 8.5 and ASP.NET 4.5 support writing server applications that communicate over the WebSocket Protocol.

IIS-WindowsAuthentication

Windows Authentication

Authenticates clients by using NTLM or Kerberos.

IIS-WMICompatibility

IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

Installs IIS 6.0 WMI scripting interfaces.

Indeo_OC_update

Intel Indeo Video Codecs

Enables the installation of Intel Indeo Video Codecs on demand.

Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

Internet Explorer 11

Finds and displays information and Web sites on the Internet.

LegacyComponents

Legacy Components

Controls legacy components in Windows.

MediaPlayback

Media Features

Controls media features such as Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center.

Microsoft-Hyper-V

Hyper-V Platform

Provides the services that you can use to create and manage virtual machines and their resources.

Microsoft-Hyper-V-All

Hyper-V

Provides services and management tools for creating and running virtual machines and their resources.

Microsoft-Hyper-V-Management-Clients

Hyper-V GUI Management Tools

Includes the Hyper-V Manager snap-in and Virtual Machine Connection tool.

Microsoft-Hyper-V-Management-PowerShell

Hyper-V Module for Windows PowerShell

Includes Windows PowerShell cmdlets for managing Hyper-V.

Microsoft-Hyper-V-Tools-All

Hyper-V Management Tools

Includes GUI and command-line tools for managing Hyper-V.

Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-Client-Premium-Package-net

Network Projection

Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-LocationProvider-INF

Windows Location Provider

Determines the location of the computer.

MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellV2

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Engine

Adds or removes the Windows PowerShell 2.0 Engine.

MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellV2Root

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Adds or removes Windows PowerShell 2.0.

MSMQ-ADIntegration

MSMQ Active Directory Domain Services Integration

Enables publishing of queue properties to Active Directory Domain Services, out-of-the-box authentication and encryption of messages using certificates registered in Active Directory Domain Services, and routing of messages across Windows sites. This feature becomes operational only when the computer joins a domain.

MSMQ-Container

Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server

MSMQ-DCOMProxy

MSMQ DCOM Proxy

The DCOM proxy feature enables MSMQ applications to use MSMQ DCOM API to connect to a remote MSMQ Server.

MSMQ-HTTP

MSMQ HTTP Support

The HTTP Support feature allows you to expose a queue to the internet such that applications can send messages to the queue using HTTP protocol. This feature requires Internet Information Server.

MSMQ-Multicast

Multicasting Support

The Multicast support feature enables you to send messages to a Multicast IPAddress. Queues can be associated with a Multicast IPAddress. Messages sent to a Multicast IPAddress are delivered to the queues that are associated with that IPAddress.

MSMQ-Server

Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server Core

This feature installs the core components of MSMQ which enables you to perform basic Message queuing functions. This feature is a minimum requirement.

MSMQ-Triggers

MSMQ Triggers

Message Queue Triggers enables the invocation of a COM component or an executable depending on the filters that you define for the incoming messages in a given queue.

MSRDC-Infrastructure

Remote Differential Compression API Support

Installs Remote Differential Compression (RDC) support for use in third-party applications.

NetFx3

.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)

NetFx4-AdvSrvs

.NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services

NetFx4Extended-ASPNET45

ASP.NET 4.5

NFS-Administration

Administrative Tools

Provides tools for managing Services for NFS on local and remote computers.

Printing-Foundation-Features

Print and Document Services

Enables print, fax, and scan tasks on this computer.

Printing-Foundation-InternetPrinting-Client

Internet Printing Client

Enables clients to use HTTP to connect to printers on Web print servers.

Printing-Foundation-LPDPrintService

LPD Print Service

Makes your Windows computer work as a Line Printer Daemon (LPD) and Remote Line Printer client.

Printing-Foundation-LPRPortMonitor

LPR Port Monitor

Enables clients to print to TCP/IP printers connected to a Unix (or VAX) server.

Printing-XPSServices-Features

XPS Services

Enables printing to XPS documents.

Qdv_OC_update

DirectShow Digital Video

Enables the installation of DirectShow Digital Video on demand.

RasCMAK

RAS Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK)

Creates profiles for connecting to remote servers and networks on computers running 32-bit versions of Windows.

RasRip

RIP Listener

Listens for route updates sent by routers that use the Routing Information Protocol version 1 (RIPv1).

ScanManagementConsole

Scan Management

Manages distributed scanners, scan processes, and scan servers.

SearchEngine-Client-Package

Windows Search

Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content.

ServicesForNFS-ClientOnly

Services for NFS

Allows you to access files using the Network File System (NFS) protocol.

SimpleTCP

Simple TCPIP services (i.e. echo, daytime etc)

Installs Simple TCPIP services.

SMB1Protocol

SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support

Provides support for the SMB 1.0/CIFS file sharing protocol, and the Computer Browser protocol.

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Includes Simple Network Management Protocol agents that monitor the activity in network devices and report to the network console workstation.

TelnetClient

Telnet Client

Allows you to connect to other computers remotely.

TelnetServer

Telnet Server

Allows other computers to connect to your computer remotely.

TFTP

TFTP Client

Transfers files by using the Trivial File Transfer Protocol.

TIFFIFilter

Windows TIFF IFilter

Enables the indexing and searching of Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files using Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

VCM_OC_update

Video Compression Manager Codecs

Enables the installation of Video Compression Manager Codecs on demand.

WAS-ConfigurationAPI

Configuration APIs

Install managed code configuration APIs.

WAS-NetFxEnvironment

.NET Environment

Installs the .NET Environment for supporting managed code activation.

WAS-ProcessModel

Process Model

Installs Process Model for the Windows Process Activation Service.

WAS-WindowsActivationService

Windows Process Activation Service

Installs Windows Process Activation Service.

WCF-HTTP-Activation

Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation

WCF-HTTP-Activation45

HTTP Activation

WCF-MSMQ-Activation45

Message Queuing (MSMQ) Activation

WCF-NonHTTP-Activation

Windows Communication Foundation Non-HTTP Activation

WCF-Pipe-Activation45

Named Pipe Activation

WCF-Services45

WCF Services

WCF-TCP-Activation45

TCP Activation

WCF-TCP-PortSharing45

TCP Port Sharing

Windows-Defender-Default-Definitions

Windows-Identity-Foundation

Windows Identity Foundation 3.5

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 3.5 is a set of .NET Framework classes that can be used for implementing claims-based identity in your .NET 3.5 and 4.0 applications. WIF 3.5 is superseded by WIF classes that are provided as part of .NET 4.5. We recommend that you use .NET 4.5 to support claims-based identity in your applications.

WindowsMediaPlayer

Windows Media Player

WMISnmpProvider

WMI SNMP Provider

Enables WMI clients to consume SNMP information through the CIM model as implemented by WMI.

Xps-Foundation-Xps-Viewer

XPS Viewer

Allows you to read, copy, print, sign, and set permissions for XPS documents.

See Also

Concepts

Packages

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