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Phase 5: Managing and Servicing Your Windows Image

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.

This section provides information about servicing an existing Windows® image. You can add or remove language packs or drivers, and you can update an existing offline or online image when new software and hardware become available. Offline servicing is updating an image that has been mounted or applied, but is not currently installed and running. Online servicing is updating the image on a running installation of the Windows operating system.

In This Section

Best Practices for Servicing

Describes best practices related to servicing a Windows image.

Take Inventory of an Image or Component

Describes how to get information about an online or offline image and how to get information about the components in an image.

Service an Offline Image

Describes how to modify or service a Windows image entirely offline without booting it first.

Service an Online Image

Describes how to modify or service a running operating system.

Service a Windows PE Image

Describes how to service and prepare a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image.

Add and Remove Local Packs

Explains what local packs are and describes how to add, remove and configure local packs.

Service a Windows Vista or Server 2008 Image

Describes how to modify or service a Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Vista with SP1 or Windows Server® 2008 image and the limitations that apply.

See Also


Windows Preinstallation Phases
Deployment Image Servicing and Management Technical Reference