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What is dism.exe?

Part of Dism Image Servicing Utility by Microsoft

What is it?

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a command-line tool that can be used to service a Windows® image or to prepare a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image. It replaces Package Manager (Pkgmgr.exe), PEimg, and Intlcfg that were included in Windows Vista®. The functionality that was included in these tools is now consolidated in one tool (DISM.exe), and new functionality has been added to improve the experience for offline servicing.
Description of dism.exe from Microsoft
DISM can be used to service Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Vista with SP1 and Windows Server® 2008. It provides the same functionality that Package Manager provided. DISM provides additional functionality when used with Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2. Managing the data or information included in the Windows image, such as enumerating or taking an inventory of the components, updates, drivers, or applications contained in an image.
(dism.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does dism.exe run?

Process - dism.exe is an instance of a running program.

How does dism.exe start?

Scheduled task - dism.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Servicing\StartComponentCleanup'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the dism.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of dism.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Dism Image Servicing Utility?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Release Preview (6.2.8400.0)

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File details

File name: dism.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Dism Image Servicing Utility
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
Product version: 6.2.8400.0
Size: 196 KB
Original file name: DISM.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Scheduled task details

Name: StartComponentCleanup
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\Servicing\StartComponentCleanup

Image hashes

MD5: 5e371862f249749fa63e4e270d959bc6
SHA-1: e2c4ab56c95791fa6be53cdb472520aff30221e2

PE image details

File packed: No
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