Q. How can I enable or disable a Windows role or feature with DISM?

A. You can use the /enable-feature switch with DISM enable a feature or role on a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installation. For example, the command

dism /online /enable-feature:InkSupport

will enable ink support, as shown here.

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Enabling feature(s)


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Similarly, you can use the /disable-feature option to disable a role/feature.

You can get the name of the role or feature you want using DISM's /get-features and /online switches.

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