Most of you know that, we had the Community TechDays happening here in Bangalore last weekend. I was one of speaker in the event. I had a session on managing the OS images effectively with DISM – Windows 7.
In this session, I discussed on what all the DISM tool can do, which were the tools that it replaced, its Commands, Architecture, providers and options. I am really glad that, this session was well accepted by the attendees. Most of them had asked for the slide deck to be shared. I thought creating How-to articles would make more sense than sharing the slide deck!
DISM How do I articles
Deployment Image Servicing & Management (DISM) is a new command line tool which was introduced in Windows 7 for deployment. DISM can be used to service a Window image or to prepare a Windows Pre-installation Environment (Windows PE) image. DISM also supports more features and functionality than the other tools (Package Manager) supported in Windows Vista, including logging, inventory commands with parse-able output, detailed help, offline INF driver package installation, direct application of MS update packages, and integration of international settings.
These how-to articles on DISM will help you understand what DISM tools can do, which were the tools it replaced, its Commands, Architecture and options.
- Introduction to Deployment Image Servicing & Management (DISM)
- Mounting a Wim Image for Offline Servicing
- Adding or Removing Drivers from an offline Image
- Enable/Disable Features using DISM on an offline Image
- Unmount and clean a Wim Image using DISM Commands
Special Thanks to my fellow MVP, Rhonda Layfield who helped me while preparing for this session; and also for throwing in a lot of positive energy from across the world in hopes that my demos will run smoothly.!
As mentioned earlier, people who had attended my session(online and in-person) can complete this survey (http://tinyurl.com/STEP190) and be lucky to win a TechNet Subscription. (only 3 would be picked). This is from the Springboard Series Panel Expert Program!
Kindly let me know, if you have any questions or comments!