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Q. How can I use the DISM tool to list all of the features available in an OS instance?

A. The DISM tool is a great way to manipulate offline images and online OSs. Using the command

dism /online /get-features

you can get a list of all the features that are available in the OS and their installation status. Your output will look like this:

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Features listing for package : Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package

Feature Name : OEMHelpCustomization
State : Disabled

Feature Name : CorporationHelpCustomization
State : Disabled

Feature Name : BitLocker
State : Enabled

Feature Name : MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellISE
State : Enabled

You can use the Feature Name values to actually enable and disable features.

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