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dism.exe for Windows 2008

    Question

  • Is dism.exe available as part of any Windows kit for Windows 2008 (R1) server? I see it is there in Windows 7 as well as windows 2008 R2 but not in windows 2008 (non R2) editions. Is there any way I can make it work and available in windows 2008?

    Friday, February 08, 2013 8:56 AM

Answers

  • Thanks for quick reply Ravikumar. 

    I found the solution. I installed ADK setup on Windows 2008 and DISM.exe came along it. But post install it is not immediately available and need to execute:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\<architecture>\DISM\WimMountAdkSetup<ARCH>.exe /Install /q

    Ref: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825262.aspx

    But for some reason doing above didn't work for me so I copied files:

    From

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\<architecture>\DISM\

    To

    C:\windows\system32\

    (Skipped overwriting) and now dism.exe just works wonderfully for me. Tried (un)mounting wim and went just fine.

    Cheers,

    Aniket

    Friday, February 08, 2013 11:17 AM

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  • Hi, 

    Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista SP2, and Windows Server 2008 target images use PkgMgr.exe to translate DISM functions. New features provided in DISM are not available on these target images. Only Package Manager functionality is supported.
    DISM API and DISM PowerShell do not support managing or servicing Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista SP2, or Windows Server 2008 target images.

    Also a useful technet guide is for your reference: DISM Supported Platforms


    Regards, Ravikumar P

    Friday, February 08, 2013 9:46 AM
  • Thanks for quick reply Ravikumar. 

    I found the solution. I installed ADK setup on Windows 2008 and DISM.exe came along it. But post install it is not immediately available and need to execute:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\<architecture>\DISM\WimMountAdkSetup<ARCH>.exe /Install /q

    Ref: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825262.aspx

    But for some reason doing above didn't work for me so I copied files:

    From

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\<architecture>\DISM\

    To

    C:\windows\system32\

    (Skipped overwriting) and now dism.exe just works wonderfully for me. Tried (un)mounting wim and went just fine.

    Cheers,

    Aniket

    Friday, February 08, 2013 11:17 AM
  • good to see you got the solution :) 

    Regards, Ravikumar P

    Friday, February 08, 2013 11:36 AM