Adding feature packs to Windows PE

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 9 March 2011 / Last Updated on 25 Jan. 2010]

When adding feature packs to a Windows PE image, make sure you also add the corresponding language packs.

When adding feature packs to a Windows PE image, make sure you also add the corresponding language packs. For instance, you can add the WinPE-Scripting feature pack to Windows PE using the DISM /add-package command like this:

Dism /image:C:\\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\\WinPE_FPs\winpe-scripting.cab"

This isn't enough however—you also need to add the corresponding language pack for the feature:

Dism /image:C:\\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\\WinPE_FPs\winpe-scripting_.cab"

For example, the US English language pack for the wmi-scripting.cab feature pack is wmi-scripting_en-us.cab.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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