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Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature

Published: March 30, 2012

Updated: September 30, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature

Disables a feature in a Windows image.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Offline
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName <String[]> -Path <String> [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-PackageName <String> ] [-Remove] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-SystemDrive <String> ] [-WindowsDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Online
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName <String[]> -Online [-LogLevel <LogLevel> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-PackageName <String> ] [-Remove] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-SystemDrive <String> ] [-WindowsDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet disables or removes an optional feature in a Windows image.

Use the Online parameter to specify the running operating system on your local computer, or use the Path parameter to specify the location of a mounted Windows image.

The PackageName parameter specifies the package that the feature is a component of. This parameter is optional when the package is the Windows Foundation package.

The FeatureName parameter specifies the feature to remove. You can specify more than one feature in the same package. Separate feature names with a comma.

No The Remove parameter removes the files for an optional feature without removing the feature's manifest from the image. You can use Remove to reduce the disk space that is used by a Windows image. After the image has been installed, you can restore the feature at any time from a remote source such as Windows Update or a network share. For more information about Features on Demand, see Configure a Windows Repair Source.

Parameters

-FeatureName<String[]>

Specifies the name of the feature to be disabled. Feature names are case sensitive if you are servicing a Windows image other than Windows® 8. You can use Get-WindowsOptionalFeature to find the name of the feature in the image.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogLevel<LogLevel>

Specifies the maximum output level shown in the logs. The default log level is 3. The accepted values are as follows:1 = Errors only2 = Errors and warnings3 = Errors, warnings, and information4 = All of the information listed previously, plus debug output


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogPath<String>

Specifies the full path and file name to log to. If not set, the default is %WINDIR%\Logs\Dism\dism.log.In Windows PE, the default directory is the RAMDISK scratch space which can be as low as 32 MB. The log file will automatically be archived. The archived log file will be saved with .bak appended to the file name and a new log file will be generated. Each time the log file is archived the .bak file will be overwritten. When using a network share that is not joined to a domain, use the net use command together with domain credentials to set access permissions before you set the log path for the DISM log.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Online

Specifies that the action is to be taken on the operating system that is currently running on the local computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PackageName<String>

Specifies the name of a package in the Windows image.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Path<String>

Specifies the full path to the root directory of the offline Windows image that you will service. If the directory named Windows is not a subdirectory of the root directory, -WindowsDirectory must be specified.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Remove

Removes the files for an optional feature without removing the feature's manifest from the image. You can use Remove to reduce the disk space that is used by a Windows image. After the image has been installed, you can restore the feature at any time from a remote source such as Windows Update or a network share.

Remove can only be used when servicing Windows 8 or Windows Server® 2012.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ScratchDirectory<String>

Specifies a temporary directory that will be used when extracting files for use during servicing. The directory must exist locally. If not specified, the \Windows\%Temp% directory will be used, with a subdirectory name of a randomly generated hexadecimal value for each run of DISM. Items in the scratch directory are deleted after each operation. You should not use a network share location as a scratch directory to expand a package (.cab or .msu file) for installation. The directory used for extracting files for temporary usage during servicing should be a local directory.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SystemDrive<String>

Specifies the path to the location of the BootMgr files. This is necessary only when the BootMgr files are located on a partition other than the one that you are running the command from. Use -SystemDrive to service an installed Windows image from a Windows PE environment.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WindowsDirectory<String>

Specifies the path to the Windows directory relative to the image path. This cannot be the full path to the Windows directory; it should be a relative path. If not specified, the default is the Windows directory in the root of the offline image directory.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • System.String[]
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.BasicFeatureObject
  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.AdvancedFeatureObject

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

This command disables an optional feature, Hearts, from the running Windows operating system.


PS C:\> Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online –FeatureName Hearts

EXAMPLE 2

This command disables the optional feature, Calc, in the specified package in the Windows image that is mounted to c:\offline. It also removes all of the files except the manifest file, which reduces the size of the Windows image. The feature can be restored with the Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet or by using Features on Demand at any time after the image is deployed.


PS C:\> Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature –Path c:\offline –FeatureName Calc –PackageName Microsoft.Windows.Calc.Demo~6595b6144ccf1df~x86~en~1.0.0.0 -Remove

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