Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) contains core assessment and deployment tools and technologies which includes Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM), Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD), Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM), User State Migration Tool (USMT), Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), Windows Assessment Services, Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT), Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), and Microsoft SQL Server Express.
To help effectively deploy the Windows operating system and applications in your organization, it is vital that you know about the available tools to help with the process. See this article on the differences between MDT and WDS? Here are some related DISM tasks. How to Add Packages to Windows image the DISM Tool, and how to add languages to Windows image using DISM and PowerShell. For WinPE-related guides, please see “how to deploy Windows using ADK, MDT, and WDS“, and MDT deployment failed and Stuck at Command Prompt, and unable to determine destination disk, partition, and/or drive.
Note: When you chose to install Windows ADK, you will be provided the option to select any of the tools mentioned in paragraph 1 above. You may not be needing all the tools, this depends on your environment setup.
To check the Windows ADK version, kindly follow the steps discussed below.
– Launch the Windows Control Panel,
This will open the Windows Control Panel Window. Click on Programs
Now, you will have to click on Program and Features as shown below.
From the Uninstall or Change a Program, please scroll through your installed programs and select “Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit – Windows 10”. Navigate to the version column, you should see it over there as shown below.
You can also achieve this by using the Windows Settings as shown below.
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