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    In part 1, I talked about how to remove a Role/Feature using Features on Demand. In this blog, I will be talking about how to add a feature back after it has been removed. Adding previously removed Features back to a computer using Features on Demand As I mentioned in part 1 there are three available...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Features on Demand and role persistence in Windows Server 2012

    A new option in Windows Server 2012, Features on Demand, allows for the removal of unwanted feature payloads from a Windows Server 2012 image before or after deployment. The way Features on Demand works is that it takes the payload (binaries for all components and permissions, registry settings, etc...
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    This was written by a co-worker of mine, Jim Collins. Features on Demand is a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 that will allow you to remove files associated with specific roles and features, typically referred to as payload files. The major benefit of this feature is to conserve disk...