Create or Open a Distribution Share

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.

A distribution share is an optional storage location for third-party drivers, applications, and packages issued by Microsoft®, such as security bulletins. When using Windows® System Image Manager (Windows SIM), you can open a distribution-share folder and then add the contents to an unattended-installation answer file.

For more information on distribution shares and configuration sets, see Understanding Distribution Shares and Configuration Sets.

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Create a Distribution Share

Create a distribution share in Windows SIM.

Open a Distribution Share

Open a distribution share in Windows SIM.

Explore Distribution Shares

Explore distribution shares in Windows SIM.

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