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Windows PE How-to Topics

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: May 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

You can customize a Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image for deployment. The Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) provides a base Windows PE image that you can customize by using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool. You can boot a computer with no operating system installed in Windows PE.

For an overview of the customization process, see Building a Windows PE Image with Optional Components.

In This Section

 

How to Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Settings in Windows PE

Configure an Internet Protocol security (IPsec) network for Windows PE, which supports Windows Firewall with Advanced Security by default.

How to Configure Storage Area Network (SAN) Policy in Windows PE

Mount disks and other storage devices automatically from other computers by configuring SAN policy.

How to View Current Optional Components in Windows PE

View what optional components are currently available and installed on the current Windows PE image by using DISM.

How to Add an Update to Windows PE

Add a Windows PE update to an offline Windows PE image by using DISM.

How to Add a Language Pack to Windows PE

Add a Windows PE language pack to an offline Windows PE image by using DISM.

How to Add an Optional Component to Windows PE

Add an optional component to an offline Windows PE image by using DISM.

How to Add an Application to Windows PE

Add a custom application to an offline Windows PE image.

How to Include a Custom Script in Windows PE

Add a customized script to an offline Windows PE image.

How to Add Device Drivers to an Online Windows PE Image

Add a device driver to an online Windows PE image by using the Drvload tool.

How to Add Device Drivers to an Offline Windows PE Image

Add a device driver to an offline Windows PE image by using DISM.

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