Does modifying a OEM image by using DISM violate OEM license agreement?

netguy 0 Reputation points

As my understanding it won't against the OEM License agreement as long as you don't use OEM image to capture a new image as a "Golden Image" for bulk deployment. However, I'm not sure if modifying an image before installation by DISM will be considered as violation.


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  1. Simon Ren-MSFT 31,911 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @netguy ,

    Thanks for your reply.

    ==>Then I guess I can add some WSUS updates into the image without worrying about legal problem

    Per my experience, yes, modifying a OEM image has nothing to do with license. You can also consult your OEM vendor to double confirm it.

    Thanks for your time. Have a nice day!

    Best regards,


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