DISM How-to Topics (Deployment Image Servicing and Management)

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

This section provides information about servicing an existing Windows® image using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool. 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. You can use DISM to mount a Windows image (.wim) file or a virtual hard disk (VHD) for servicing.

In This Section

Use DISM in Windows PowerShell

Import DISM cmdlets into a Windows PowerShell environment.

Copy DISM to Another Computer

Copy DISM tools to a supported platform where the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is not installed.

Create and Manage a Windows Image Using DISM

Capture, mount, or apply a Windows image.

Take Inventory of an Image or Component Using DISM

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

Service a Windows Image Using DISM

Modify or service a Windows image by adding or removing drivers, packages, features, language packs, or by changing the Windows image to a higher edition.

Repair a Windows Image

Repair a Windows Image if the operating system has become corrupted or the image is unserviceable.

Manage the Component Store

Get information about the component store (WinSxS folder) and about how to reduce the size of the WinSxS folder.

See Also


DISM Overview (Deployment Image Servicing and Management)

Other Resources

DISM Reference (Deployment Image Servicing and Management)