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Deployment Image Servicing and Management Technical Reference

Published: October 22, 2009

Updated: October 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7

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

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a command-line tool used to service Windows® images offline before deployment. You can use it to install, uninstall, configure, and update Windows features, packages, drivers, and international settings. Subsets of the DISM servicing commands are also available for servicing a running operating system.

DISM is installed with Windows® 7, and it is also distributed in the Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (Windows OPK) and the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK). It can be used to service Windows Vista® with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server® 2008, Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2, or Windows PE images. DISM replaces several Windows OPK tools, including PEimg, Intlcfg, and Package Manager.

In This Section


What Is Deployment Image Servicing and Management?

Describes the DISM benefits, common scenarios, limitations, dependencies, and related technologies.

How Deployment Image Servicing and Management Works

Describes the DISM architecture, system requirements, and supported operating systems and platforms.

Deployment Image Servicing and Management Command-Line Options

Describes DISM command-line options, and it references the various servicing command-line options.

OCSetup Command-Line Options

Describes the command-line options that can be used on a running operating system to install or uninstall Microsoft® Windows® Installer files, Component Based Servicing (CBS) files, and .exe files.

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