Anyone know what these DISM features do?


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 (x64)
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    Anyone know what these DISM features do?


    Alright - this is something bothering me for a while, since I can't find any documentation about these
    Basically, you can use the command dism /online /get-features and you'll get a list of features you can enable/disable - most of these features are documents/give description info when you use the dism /online /get-featureinfo /featurename:featurehere command. However, there are a few features that don't have any documentation.
    Windows-Defender-Default-Definitions, Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-OC-Package, Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-US-OC-Package, Microsoft-Windows-Client-EmbeddedExp-Package, Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-WCF-OC-Package, Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-WCF-US-OC-Package

    There's also SearchEngine-Client-Package which claims to be related to Windows Search, but doesn't seem to affect Windows search at all when disabled.

    Anyways, does anyone know what these features do? If so, that'd be great.

    Version number: 17763.316 (Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019)
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    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pow...sserver2019-ps
    If the feature is not a part of the Windows Foundation package, either a PackageName or PackagePath parameter must be used to specify the parent package of the feature.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello, thanks for the reply but I don't quite understand what to do with this information...

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    Alright I've tried just about every switch name and package using Get-WindowsOptionalFeature on PowerShell yet it still returns the feature info without any description :/
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    Hello @Hzdoesnotexist,
    Welcome to TenForums.

    Put these into a CMD Prompt and press <Enter> . . .

    Code:
    
    DISM /Online /Get-Features /Format:Table
    DISM /Online /Get-Features /Format:Table | Find "Enabled"
    DISM /Online /Get-Features /Format:Table | Find "Disabled"
    

    The first one will list the Features Sorted by Enabled-Disabled-Name
    The second one will list the Features Sorted by Enabled-Name
    The third one will list the Features Sorted by Disabled-Name

    I hope this helps.
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #5

    For each of Paul's DISM commands, add the ">" redirect of the output to create a text file on your desktop. Change name as appropriate.

    DISM /Online /Get-Features /Format:Table | Find "Enabled" > %userprofile%/desktop/enabled.txt
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    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I'm looking for the purpose of the features that I stated in my initial post. Getting the list of features isn't what I want
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #7

    f14tomcat said:
    For each of Paul's DISM commands, add the ">" redirect of the output to create a text file on your desktop. Change name as appropriate.

    DISM /Online /Get-Features /Format:Table | Find "Enabled" > %userprofile%/desktop/enabled.txt
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    Hzdoesnotexist said:
    Hello, thanks for the reply but I don't quite understand what to do with this information...

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    Alright I've tried just about every switch name and package using Get-WindowsOptionalFeature on PowerShell yet it still returns the feature info without any description :/
    IIRC, the Windows-Defender-Default-Definitions package requires to be left alone even if making the decision to completely disable Windows Defender, but I am not certain about that. Removing this package might cause serious problems because it appears to be intrinsic to the Windows security mechanism in a really sensitive manner. All the other packages you listed excepting maybe the Microsoft-Windows-Client-EmbeddedExp-Package and probably also excepting the last one seem to either belong to or be related to .NET application development. Here's an old discussion thread that gives at least that impression. Visual Studio Feedback

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    The part I quoted in my first reply could potentially help to explain why no info is shown by DISM, i.e., the features specified might not be part of the Windows Foundation package. I have no idea what else.
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