DISMUI was already supporting the new version of Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP3. The new version however extends the capabilities for the new CTP by enabling you to remove Modules at any time. This is not possible by the integrated DISM command!
DISMUI does this in a safe way because it is checking for packages that are used by other installed modules before removing them.
Even though this works using this feature might not be supported by Microsoft but it helps you a lot during the image building process or even just for testing.
This is a minor release that contains only bug fixes for the following functions:
The new version of DISMUI received many updates including support for the current Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP1. One major change is the support of Modules which are the new way of adding features in Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP1.
A module is not only a combination of features of the OS itself – a Module can also contain custom files, drivers and custom commands that are executed when installed. This way you are again able to easily add your own application to your image.
Because Microsoft supports Modules only with Windows Embedded Standard 8 – DISMUI has an additional feature that brings Modules also to Windows Embedded Standard 7 and POSReady 7!
At the moment there is still the need to create the Module for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and POSReady 7 manually but it uses the exact same format as the Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP1 Modules.
POSReady 7 does not support online servicing of the operating system. Therefore DISMUI offers the "Service image offline" option which will automate the offline servicing for you. The configuration can be done online but all the servicing operations will be done in an on-the-fly created Windows PE environment!
This method can be used for Windows Embedded Standard 7 too.
DISMUI needs two files from the Setup media to create the Windows PE system. Please ensure that you have a setup media connected when choosing this option.
When launching DISMUI it will detect on which operating system it runs on. The best option (Online, Online with offline servicing, Offline) will be chosen based on the current system. It will also disable the online mode when running on a full Windows 7 system. On Windows PE it will automatically find the image location.
DISMUI now offers the ability to check for new updates from within the tool.
The tool has now received icons that were missing in the previous version to make it look more complete.
DISMUI will now include all required components to run out-of-the box (or out-of-the-zip).
We now offer to create a customized branded version of DISMUI.
If you are interested please contact us for more information.
DISMUI has been updated to fix some issues when installing Feature Packages in Offline Mode.
For bigger packages there was a need to create a scratch directory. DISMUI 18.104.22.168 is now creating a temporary scratch directory to solve the issue. This directory will be removed afterwards.
A new version of DISMUI is now available. The new version features enhanced support for POSReady 7.
The following features have been added:
DISMUI can be used as an easy to use replacement for the DISM command line. Since version 1.4.1 DISMUI also support POSReady 7.
To modify your POSReady 7 image just insert the POSReady 7 DVD containing the Distribution Share (DS) and launch DISMUI.
The tool will show you immediately which features are currently installed on the system.
If you uncheck a feature it will be removed from the system.
Please note that Microsoft only supports adding features to the system when it is offline.
This means that you should boot from the POSReady 7 setup DVD and add features from there while the image is not running.
You can also use DISMUI there however since DISMUI needs the .NET Framework to run you will need to do additional preparation work once.
I have already described how to make DISMUI portable using the open source implementation of .NET called Mono. Here is an adapted guide especially for POSReady 7:
You can now use the USB key containing DISMUI and Mono to run the tool within the POSReady 7 setup environment.
For this boot you POSReady 7 setup DVD and press Shift+F10 at any time.
Navigate to your USB key and launch the previously created batchfile or shortcut.
Within DISMUI select the “Offline” option and enter the path to your POSReady 7 image.
Now you can add features easily by just following the wizard.
The new version fixes minor issues when using a POSReady 7 CTP Distribution Share.
The new version introduces a new feature to display all the dependencies of a selected Feature Package. This will help you to find out why certain components are pulled into the image.
To display the dependencies just double click on a Feature Package or select it and click “Show dependencies”.
The following dialog will display all Feature Packages that are needed by the selected Feature Package.
DISMUI will also try to load Driver Packages from the Distribution Share to display them properly in the dialog.
If a dependency could not be located it will be displayed in the “Not Found” section.