Disable a feature in a Windows image.

      Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature [-LogLevel {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo}] [-LogPath String]
         [-NoRestart] [-PackageName String] [-Remove] [-ScratchDirectory String] [-SystemDrive String]
            [-WindowsDirectory String] -FeatureName String[] -Online [CommonParameters]

      Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature [-LogLevel {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo}] [-LogPath String]
         [-NoRestart] [-PackageName String] [-Remove] [-ScratchDirectory String] [-SystemDrive String]
            [-WindowsDirectory String] -FeatureName String[] -Path String [CommonParameters]

   -FeatureName String[]
      Specifies the name of the feature to be disabled. Feature names are case sensitive if you are servicing a 
      Windows image other than Windows® 8 or a later version. You can use Get-WindowsOptionalFeature to find the 
      name of the feature in the image.

   -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.

      Suppresses 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.

      Specifies that the action is to be taken on the operating system that is currently running on the local 

   -PackageName [String]

   -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.

      Removes the files for an optional feature without removing the feature's manifest from the image. You can use 
      Remove to reduce the disk space that is used by a Windows image. After the image has been installed, you can 
      restore the feature at any time from a remote source such as WindowsUpdate or a network share.

      Remove can only be used when servicing an image contain Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 or a later version.

   -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.

Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature requires elevation.


Disable the optional feature 'Hearts':

PS C:\> Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online –FeatureName "Hearts"

Disable the optional feature "MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellV2Root":

PS C:\> Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellV2Root

Disable the optional feature "MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellV2".

PS C:\> Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellV2

The above correspond to "Windows PowerShell 2.0" and "Windows PowerShell 2.0 Engine" respectively in the Settings/Control Panel GUI.

Disable a feature from an image mounted at "C:\offline":

PS C:\> Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature –Path "c:\offline" –FeatureName "Calc" –PackageName "Microsoft.Windows.Calc.Demo~6595b6144ccf1df~x86~en~" -Remove

"The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t" ~ Marie Kondō

Related PowerShell Cmdlets

Disable-ADOptionalFeature - Disable an Active Directory optional feature.
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature - Enable a feature in a Windows image.
Get-WindowsOptionalFeature - Get information about optional features in a Windows image.
Uninstall-WindowsFeature - Uninstall/remove roles, role services, and features.
Remove-WindowsCapability - Uninstall a Windows capability package from an image.

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