Deployment Image Servicing and Management Technical Reference
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
Describes the DISM benefits, common scenarios, limitations, dependencies, and related technologies.
Describes the DISM architecture, system requirements, and supported operating systems and platforms.
Describes DISM command-line options, and it references the various servicing 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.
Windows Setup Technical Reference
Understanding Device Drivers and Deployment
Understanding Multilingual Deployments
Understanding Servicing Strategies
Phase 5: Managing and Servicing Your Windows Image