DISM Offline mode - Install Feature package/source/Image - Server 2016  


  1. Posts : 3
    Win7
       #1

    DISM Offline mode - Install Feature package/source/Image - Server 2016


    Disclaimer: Win10 sucks.

    My question:
    Where do I get DISM packages to install server 2016 features offline?

    I need the Source/Package/Image for a specific feature in Server 2016. I can't figure out where to obtain this data.

    Seems to me it might be the Server 2016 ISO?

    I need to do this:
    How To Backup Windows Server 2016

    I need to use this:
    How to Install Windows Features Offline Using DISM? - TECHNIG

    Insight:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...res-using-dism
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  2. Posts : 4,026
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11
       #2

    The Offline Packages (In Windows 10) are located in the ISO "\sources\sxs" Folder
    Server Edition May be different.. Else you must download the On-Demand Packages from the Microsoft Catalog Website
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  3. Posts : 3
    Win7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Kyhi said:
    The Offline Packages (In Windows 10) are located in the ISO "\sources\sxs" Folder
    Server Edition May be different.. Else you must download the On-Demand Packages from the Microsoft Catalog Website
    Thanks, Kyhi, I found this: Installing Features On Demand from an ISO File : sysadmin
    I think I'm getting closer. The search term that is helpful is "features on demand."

    I did search the Catalog Website, but I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terminology.
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft....aspx?q=backup

    Am I safe to assume that if I download a server 2016 .iso and extract it and find the "sources" folder you mention I can find these elusive packages?

    More resources that aren't answered: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...ws-server-2016
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  4. Posts : 4,026
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11
       #4

    Can not say for sure the "Packages" are there - but does not hurt to mount Server ISO and Have a look
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  5. Posts : 3
    Win7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Well... the
    Windows_Server_2016_Datacenter_EVAL_en-us_14393_refresh.ISO
    has a
    microsoft-windows-netfx3-ondemand-package.cab
    file in the sources/sxs folder you mentioned.

    Between that and the install.wim file I didn't have any luck.
    I could never figure out how to get either DISM or powershell to install from the offline directory.

    What did work...for whatever reason. Was following this guide.
    The machine is air-gapped so I didn't get the package from online.
    But it works great using the "get-windows feature -name *backup* and "install-windowsfeature -name windows-server-backup" commands.

    How To Backup Windows Server 2016

    Thanks for the help!
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