Add Files and Folders by Using $OEM$ Folders
Published: October 22, 2009
Updated: October 22, 2009
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
|This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.|
Use the folders within a distribution share used to organize and copy supplemental files to a reference or destination computer during a customized Windows® installation.
Files and folders stored in subfolders of \$OEM$ Folders can be referenced in an answer file. Files stored in these folders can be copied to the reference or destination computer automatically by using a configuration set. For more information, see Create a Configuration Set.
|Do not overwrite existing files carried and serviced by the operating system. Overwriting system files can cause the operating system to behave unexpectedly and result in serious issues.|
To add files and folders to $OEM$ Folders
Open a distribution share. See Open a Distribution Share.
Right-click, and then select Explore Distribution Share.
Windows Explorer opens and displays the folders in the distribution share.
Double-click the folder: $OEM$ Folders.
The $OEM$ Folders folder opens.
Copy files to your distribution share using the folder structure described in Understanding Distribution Shares and Configuration Sets. For example, if you add files to $OEM$ Folders\$1\Program Files\Application1, Windows Setup will copy them to C:\Program Files\Application1 on the reference or destination computer.
Close the distribution share folder.
The files are available in the Distribution Share pane under the $OEM$ Folders node.