Upgrading an existing WinPE5 ADK installation to WinPE5.1 before importing for use with Deployment Solution

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Resolution

Once ADK is installed to your SMP server (by steps in HOWTO124074), create 4 different directories on your SMP:

C:\WinPE5kbs
C:\WinPE5kbs\x86
C:\WinPE5kbs\x64
C:\WinPEmnt

 

Download the following MSU files into the C:\WinPE5kbs\x86 folder:

Windows8.1-KB2919442-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB2959977-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB2937592-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB2938439-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB2934018-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB2932046-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB2919355-x86.msu

 

Download the following MSU files into the C:\WinPE5kbs\x64 folder:

Windows8.1-KB2919442-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB2938439-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB2959977-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB2934018-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB2937592-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB2932046-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu


Close all explorer windows or other objects that may have the WinPEmnt folder open.

 

Run the batch scripts attached to this article (link at the top of the page) to import the packages into the WIM contained in the default installation of the ADK:
DismX64winpe5.bat
DismX86winpe5.bat

You can run these batch files from any location on the SMP, as they are hardcoded to use the above paths and the default installation path of the ADK to proceed.
This update process takes a while (an hour or so per batch file).
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If it does not take a while, then something went wrong. Check paths of folders you created, make sure all files are in their respective folders (there should be 7 MSUs in both x86 and x64), and make sure the default path is being used for the ADK install. You will have to reboot your server, delete all files in C:\WinPEmnt and attempt to unmount any WIMs that were mounted there. Run the following command to unmount at that location if you need to retry:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM\"Dism.exe /Unmount-Image /MountDir:"C:\WinPEmnt" /discard
You may want to edit the batch files and add a pause at the end to see where the failure points are.
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After the batch scripts complete successfully, open the console while on your SMP, and go to Settings > Deployment > Manage Preboot Configurations

Select WinPE 5.x in the dropdown called Change WinPE at the top for WinPE version, and run Click here to import Windows ADK in step 2 on the Console page.

Attachments

dismX86winpe5.bat get_app
dismX64winpe5.bat get_app