Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a command-line tool that can be used to service a Windows® image or to prepare a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image. DISM can be used to service a Windows image (.wim) or a virtual hard disk (.vhd or .vhdx).

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Windows 8.1 Dism can't find source even when ISO mounted

I had problems with my PC and I downloaded the ISO file for Win 8.1, because DISM wasn't working. Then I realized that I don't have install.wim file and I converted the install.esd file to ...
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Windows 8.1 Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix, even after Dism

I have a trouble with Windows 8.1 To load Network and Sharing Center the OS is spending 2 min. I am unable to connect with my VPN connection, which I used normally previously. This paragraph was ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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DISM: Error 2 The system Cannot Find the File Specified - during /Cleanup-Image

hopefully someone can help me. I was trying to get rid of old windows update files by running Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore. I am getting Error: 2 'the system cannot find ...
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DISM Error 2 with custom Windows 7

I am trying to add storage drivers to a company customized version of Windows 7. I am able to mount this image using imagex, but when I try to put the drivers in using DISM, i get the following error: ...
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How to Repair Corrupt System Files from a Installation Disc OR Manual

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, build 6.3.9600.17031, using the Command Prompt with administrator privileges. sfc /scannow returns: ...found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. and ...
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DISM to Capture Entire Disk As-Is

In short: Is it possible to leverage dism to capture an image of an entire disk as-is, akin to taking an image with Ghost, GParted, PartedMagic, CloneZilla etc.? I've got a shiny new machine and ...
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How can I repair my component store in Windows 8.1 with a downloaded image using dism.exe?

I'm running Windows 8.1 and I get the following error when I try to repair my system: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth /logpath:D:\Downloads\dismlog.txt ...
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How to repair irreparable files?

In Windows 8.1 sfc /scannow and DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth are unable to repair "aspnet_state_perf.ini" "aspnet_perf2.ini" and "aspnet_perf.h". which are part of ...
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How to run DISM against a local source?

How can I run DISM agaisnt a USB Windows installer to repair my local Windows files? This is what I tried in Windows 8.1: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth It returns: Note that my ...
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Windows 8 - DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth Crashes - Error Code 0x800F0906

Background Info: I have a virtual copy of Windows 8 Pro x64 running on Oracle Virtual Box. When I try to install update KB2977766-X64, I receive error code 0x80073712. This occurs when I use both ...
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Removing a “package” via DISM in a Windows 8 from recovery options (cant boot after update)

today i insatlled about 700mb of updates for my Windows 8 x64 (had not updated it since Jan2014). after update, when it asked to restart, i restarted and then it never booted up again! just a blank ...
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DISM /add-package syntax

I'm having difficulty with the syntax for dism /add-package on Windows Server, and what it requires as arguments in some cases. I can't find good (unambiguous) reference material for this online, I've ...
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Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool fails when trying to clean C:\windows\winsxs

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition and I am tyring to run the Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool, DISM.exe, have to try and clean/reclaim some space from ...
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Online edition upgrade Windows Server 2012 (R2)

I had to find a way to upgrade a server from Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition. A colleague did the installation of the Standard edition instead of the ...
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SFC found errors, DISM named the errors, but how can I fix them on Windows 7?

My computer crashed while running an old game not really meant for Windows 7. After every unexpected shutdown, I run sfc /scannow and this time it came back with errors. A long log, 12000 lines of ...
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DISM /StartComponentCleanup fails, but /ScanHealth reports healthy

My WinSxS cleanup task was giving the "Last Run Result" of The component store has been corrupted. (0x80073712). No problem, to elevated command prompt and DISM. >DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image ...
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DISM: The system cannot find the file specified

Trying to mount a wim image to add drivers. I keep getting the following error: PS C:\Users\Administrator> DISM /MOUNT-WIM /WIMFILE:C:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\Images\boot-(4).wim /INDEX:1 ...
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DSIM fails. Worked once, but SFC was failing. Now DSIM fails on restore

I have a really strange problem similar to this, but not the same. I started with sfc /SCANNOW and got the error: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. ...
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dism.exe error on driver .cab installation

I'm trying to install .cab file on Windows 8.1. The file contains a driver and was downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. File's path is e:\audio.cab and I use the following command (in ...
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component store is corrupted - 0x800f081f

I had problem install windows update. I found in event log problem with component store. First I check component store with Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool. Scanhealth dism /online ...
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Can dism /restorehealth be used to restore from a mounted 8.1 ISO?

On my x64 Lenovo z580 laptop with Windows 8.1 x64, I was trying to install KB2919355 when I encountered the error 80073712 which translates to component store corruption. Since then, I have run the ...
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DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
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DISM fails with 'There is not enough space on the disk.' while capturing an image

I use DISM to capture images and store them on a network disk. I use a standard 32bit WinPE 4.0 environment to capture them. My current path was set to i:\images and I executed the following command: ...
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Windows 8.1 missing WinRE.wim in WinPE

I'm trying to pull a Windows 8.1 .wim file down to a laptop (the same laptop that was the source of the .wim), and am following these directions from MS. Everything works until ...
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How to check if Windows Feature is installed and enabled with DISM.exe?

How to check if Windows Feature is installed and enabled with DISM.exe?
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Disable Windows 8.1 Component Store (WinSxS/DriverStore) automatic compression?

Windows 8.1 has a new Scheduled Task (Servicing\StartComponentCleanup) which will automatically delete or compress superseded and unused files from the Side by Side store, DriverStore and drivers ...
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No DISM is found on my system

Windows 7 64-bit. Trying to install IE11 and getting following error: Launched package installation: C:\Windows\SysNative\dism.exe /online /add-package ...
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Can't add .NET3.5 to Windows 8.1 using DISM

The same command line that works fine on Windows 8 PCs doesn't work on Windows 8.1 PCs. DISM.exe /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\sxs ...
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windows 7 Slipstream drivers to the install dvd/iso

I would like to know how can I slipstream drivers into the installer correctly. I know that I can insert inf files with dism but I'm wondering, whats up with driver install packages like a bluetooth ...
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DISM and Dependencies

Is there a way to list out dependencies for each feature that you want to install via DISM? E.g. if I wanted to install IIS-ASPNET, I will need to install IIS-BasicAuthentication and IIS-Core (or ...
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How to Enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 client

How can i enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 x64 client. http://weikingteh.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/how-to-enable-data-deduplication-in-windows-8/ The above link discusses the same for a ...
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Can you mount a .wim image using DISM?

I created a custom script to mount a sysprepped Windows 7 .wim image to a directory so I can edit a specific file in the image and then unmount it. The script seems to work just fine; however, each ...