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Windows 8.1 Administration: Essentials & Configuration: Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 2. Configuring and optimizing Windows 8.1 computers

One of your primary responsibilities as an administrator is to manage the operating system configuration. Windows 8.1 has many unique characteristics, including:

  • A modular architecture and binaries distributed by using Windows Imaging (WIM) format disk images. Because of this, you can use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool to manage packages, drivers, features, and internationalization settings in Windows Image (.wim) files or in virtual hard disk (.vhd/.vhdx) files. Disk Management and DiskPart have both been updated to work with .vhd ...

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