Add a single .cab or .msu file to a Windows image.

      Add-WindowsPackage -PackagePath String [-IgnoreCheck] [-PreventPending] [-NoRestart]
         { -Path String | -Online } 
            [-WindowsDirectory String] [-SystemDrive String] [-LogPath String] [-ScratchDirectory String]
               [-LogLevel LogLevel] [CommonParameters]

       Skip the applicability check for each package.

   -LogLevel [LogLevel]
       Specifies the maximum output level shown in the logs. The default log level is 3. The accepted values are as 
        1 = Errors only
        2 = Errors and warnings
        3 = Errors, warnings, and information
        4 = All of the information listed previously, plus debug output
   -LogPath [String]
       Specifies the full path and file name to log to. If not set, the default is %WINDIR%\Logs\Dism\dism.log.
       In Windows PE, the default directory is the RAMDISK scratch space which can be as low as 32 MB. The log file 
       will automatically be archived. The archived log file will be saved with .bak appended to the file name and a 
       new log file will be generated. Each time the log file is archived the .bak file will be overwritten. 
       When using a network share that is not joined to a domain, use the NET use command together with domain 
       credentials to set access permissions before you set the log path for the DISM log.

       Suppress reboot. If a reboot is not required, this command does nothing.
       This option will keep the application from prompting for a restart or keep it from restarting automatically.

       Indicates that the cmdlet operates on a running Operating System on the local host.

   -PackagePath String
       Specifies the location of the package to add to the image.
       Valid values are:
          A single .cab or .msu file.
          A folder that contains a single expanded .cab file.
          A folder that contains a single .msu file.
          A folder that contains multiple .cab or .msu files.
       If PackagePath is a folder that contains a .cab or .msu files at its root, any subfolders will also be
       recursively checked for .cab and .msu files.

   -Path String
       Specifies the full path to the root directory of the offline Windows image that you will service. If the 
       directory named Windows is not a subdirectory of the root directory, -WindowsDirectory must be specified.

       Skip the installation of the package if the package or Windows image has pending online actions.

   -ScratchDirectory [String]
       Specifies a temporary directory that will be used when extracting files for use during servicing. The 
       directory must exist locally. If not specified, the \Windows\%Temp% directory will be used, with a 
       subdirectory name of a randomly generated hexadecimal value for each run of DISM. Items in the scratch 
       directory are deleted after each operation. 
       You should not use a network share location as a scratch directory to expand a package (.cab or .msu file) for 
       installation. The directory used for extracting files for temporary usage during servicing should be a local 
   -SystemDrive [String]
       Specifies the path to the location of the BootMgr files. This is necessary only when the BootMgr files are 
       located on a partition other than the one that you are running the command from. Use -SystemDrive to service 
       an installed Windows image from a Windows PE environment.
   -WindowsDirectory [String]
       Specifies the path to the Windows directory relative to the image path. This cannot be the full path to the 
       Windows directory; it should be a relative path. If not specified, the default is the Windows directory in the 
       root of the offline image directory.

Use the -Online parameter to specify the running Operating System on your local computer, or use the Path parameter to specify the location of a mounted Windows image.

Use either the -PackageName or -PackagePath parameter to get more detailed information about a specific package in the Windows image such as whether the package can be installed completely offline without booting the image. You cannot use this command to obtain detailed package information for .msu files, only .cab files.


Add a package to an online image:

PS C:\> Add-WindowsPackage -Online -PackagePath "c:\packages\"

Add a file to a mounted image:

PS C:\> Add-WindowsPackage -Path "c:\offline" -PackagePath "c:\packages\demo_package.msu" -PreventPending

Add several packages to a mounted image:

PS C:\> Add-WindowsPackage -Path "c:\offline" -PackagePath "c:\packages" -IgnoreCheck

“The easiest way to disregard a woman’s voice is to package her as a scold” ~ Michelle Obama

Related PowerShell Cmdlets

Get-WindowsPackage - Get information about packages in a Windows image.
Remove-WindowsPackage - Remove a package from a Windows image.
Add-WindowsCapability - Install a Windows capability package on the specified OS image.
Enable-ADOptionalFeature - Enable an Active Directory optional feature.
Add-WindowsCapability - Install a Windows capability package on the specified OS image.
Install-WindowsFeature - Install roles, role services, or features (Server 2012 R2).
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature - Enable a feature in a Windows image.

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