How to use Windows ADK versions 1511, 1607, 1703 or 1709 with Deployment Solution 8.1 RU1 and greater

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How to use Windows ADK versions 1511/1607/1703/1709 with Deployment Solution 8.1 RU1 and greater

 

Note: As of 7/12/2018, Build 1803 is the default ADK used by Deployment Solution 8.x

The steps below are done on the Notification Server.

  1. Uninstall any existing ADKs.  
  2. Download version 1511, 1607, 1703 or 1709 of the Windows 10 ADK from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/windows-assessment-deployment-kit and install it.
    1. Note: when installing the ADK, select the ‘Deployment Tools’ and ‘Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)‘ features only.
  3. In order to  import the 1511, 1607, 1703 or 1709 ADK files into the correct notification server path after build 1803 of the ADK has previously been imported, do the following:
    1. Navigate to “<drive>:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\BDC\bootwiz” and open ‘prebootos.ini’.
    2. Modify the bolded lines to false.  Save the file.

[WINPE10_X86]

OS=WINPE

OS_SUBTYPE=WINPE10

OS_SUBSUBTYPE=WINPE10

PROCESSOR=X86

INSTALLED=False

ENABLED=True

PXECREATE=True

 

[WINPE10_X64]

OS=WINPE

OS_SUBTYPE=WINPE10

OS_SUBSUBTYPE=WINPE10

PROCESSOR=X64

INSTALLED=False

ENABLED=True

PXECREATE=True

 

  1. Open the NS console and navigate to ‘Settings > All settings > Deployment > Preboot Configurations’
  2. Click on the ‘Change WinPE’ drop down and select ‘WinPE 10.0’
  3. The screen to install and import the Win10 ADK will be shown.  The hyperlink under #1 will not be selectable because the WAIK has already been installed.
  4. On Item #2, click on ‘Click here to import Windows ADK’
  5. Allow the ‘BDC’ package to update on all Package Servers
  6. Create/Recreate PXE preboots and/or automation folders with the new win10 ADK.

 

VERY IMPORTANT CAVEAT (Pre 8.1 RU2)

 

The process listed above works with Win8/2k12 and newer operating systems. Fortunately, development has created a PFinstaller that corrects this issue. (fix included in RU2).

 

To implement the workaround do the following:

 

  1. Contact support to get the point fix, '8.1_RU1_DS_WinPE10.zip' and extract
  2. Run PFinstaller as an Administrator.  Note:  a registry key is added to the registry at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Pointfixes\8.1 RU1 DS WinPE10]
  3. Wait for the ‘BDC’ package to updated on package servers
  4. Create/recreate PXE configs and automation folders.
 

Additional Information

REFERENCE ID : : 4069367