To install Windows ADK, perform the following steps:

1.   Mount the Windows ADK distribution files on a physical or virtual CD-ROM drive.

2.   In Windows Explorer, go to the root of the CD-ROM drive, and then double-click adksetup.exe.

The Assessment and Deployment Kit Setup Wizard starts.

3.   Complete the Assessment and Deployment Kit Setup Wizard using the information in Table 3.

Table 3. Information for Completing the Assessment and Deployment Kit Setup Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

Specify Location

Click Next.

Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)

Click Yes if you want to participate or No if not. Then, click Next.

License Agreement

Click Accept.

Select the features you want to install

Ensure that only the check boxes for the following features are selected, and then click Next:

·     Deployment Tools

·     Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

·     Windows User State Migration Tool

Note   MDT does not require the other features, but they can be installed, if desired.

Installing features

The progress for installing the features is displayed.

Welcome to the Assessment and Deployment Kit

Click Close.


4.   Click Start, and then point to All Programs. Point to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and then click Deployment Workbench.

5.   Close all open windows.

Note   After installing Windows ADK, log off, and then log on again to the computer so that the PATH environment variable is updated to include the %Program Files%\Windows Imaging folder.

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Step 2: Prepare the MDT Environment