Installing Windows Features are easy and simple. But it may take time to download and install it with low speed internet line. In this situation the best way is to install it with DISM Tools which help you to install with features from Windows DVD or Images. All necessary Windows features are stored in the windows image. You can install it which called offline windows feature installation.
The Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a command-line tool that can be used to service a Windows® image or to prepare a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image. DISM can be used to service a Windows image (.wim) or a virtual hard disk (.vhd or .vhdx).
DISM replaces the ImageX tool which was deprecated in Windows 8. DISM also replaces Package Manager (Pkgmgr.exe), PEimg, and Intlcfg that were included in previous deployment toolkits. DISM also adds new functionality to improve the experience for offline servicing. For more information about the full functionality of Windows Deployment Image Services and Management read the article “What is DISM?” on Microsoft technet forum.
Install Windows Features Offline
It’s work for Windows 7 to Windows 10 and newer client version and Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and vNext Server. To install Windows features offline first of all mount the image of Windows or put the Windows desk to your system DVD Rom. Now open the the Windows PowerShell and run it as administrator.
Here I want to install .Net Framework 3.5 for my Windows 8.1 computer. I have mounted the Windows 8.1 Image to drive D:.
Type the following command: “Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Netfx3 /source:D:\Sources\sxs” and then press enter. It take a while and when the process has finished, close the PowerShell Windows then go to check the exact windows features must be installed successfully.