Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe)

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe)

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


DISM.exe replaces CheckSUR in windows 8, by making it a built in tool that is integrated into the OS. Unlike CheckSUR which was a separate download, and which had a different download for each version of windows. DISM Inbox Corruption Repair can repair both payload files and manifests (CheckSUR only did manifests)

What is “Inbox Corruption Repair”? Check This?

DISM.exe can be used on a window image or on the current live installed OS just add the “/Online” argument

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a new command line tool that you can use to service a Windows image or prepare a Windows PE image. The DISM tool replaces the Package Manager (pkgmgr.exe), PEimg, and Intlcfg tools used with Windows Vista. DISM consolidates the functionality found in those three tools, as well as delivers new functionality to improve the experience of offline servicing.
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DISM can be used to service Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008. When used with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, you get the added functionality.
You can use DISM to:

Add, remove, and enumerate packages and drivers.
Enable or disable Windows features.
Apply changes based on the offline servicing section of an unattend.xml answer file.
Configure international settings.
Upgrade a Windows image to a different edition.
Prepare a Windows PE image.
Take advantage of better logging.
Service down-level operating systems like Windows Vista with SP1 and Windows Server 2008.
Service all platforms (32-bit, 64-bit, and Itanium).
Service a 32-bit image from a 64-bit host and service a 64-bit image from a 32-bit host.
Make use of old Package Manager scripts.

System Update and Readiness Tool (KB9478121), commonly called CheckSUR

What does the System Update Readiness Tool do?

The System Update Readiness Tool verifies the integrity of the following resources:

  • Files that are located in the following directories:
    • %SYSTEMROOT%\Servicing\Packages
    • %SYSTEMROOT%\WinSxS\Manifests
  • Registry data that is located under the following registry subkeys:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Components
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing

When the System Update Readiness Tool detects incorrect manifests, files, or registry data, it may replace the incorrect data with a corrected version.

Windows Update installation errors that the System Update Readiness Tool may fix

The following table lists the Windows Update installation errors that may be fixed by the System Update Readiness Tool. However, the tool may be unable to fix every instance of these errors.

Code Error Description
0x80070002 ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND The system cannot find the file specified.
0x8007000D ERROR_INVALID_DATA The data is invalid.
0x800F081F CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING The source for the package or file not found.
0x80073712 ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT The component store is in an inconsistent state.
0x800736CC ERROR_SXS_FILE_HASH_MISMATCH A component’s file does not match the verification information present in the component manifest.
0x800705B9 ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR Unable to parse the requested XML data.
0x80070246 ERROR_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER An invalid character was encountered.
0x8007370D ERROR_SXS_IDENTITY_PARSE_ERROR An identity string is malformed.
0x8007370B ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_NAME The name of an attribute in an identity is not within the valid range.
0x8007370A ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_VALUE The value of an attribute in an identity is not within the valid range.
0x80070057 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER The parameter is incorrect.
0x800B0100 TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE No signature was present in the subject.
0x80092003 CRYPT_E_FILE_ERROR An error occurred while Windows Update reads or writes to a file.
0x800B0101 CERT_E_EXPIRED A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the time stamp in the signed file.
0x8007371B ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE One or more required members of the transaction are not present.
0x80070490 ERROR_NOT_FOUND Windows could not search for new updates.


The System Update Readiness Tool creates a log file that captures any issues that the tool found or fixed. The log file is located here:

  • %SYSTEMROOT%\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log

References: KB9478121


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