Installing WinPE10 ADK for use in Deployment Solution 8.x

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Article ID: 150348

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Deployment Solution

Issue/Introduction

Available versions of WinPE can be found under Microsoft page:
Download and install the Windows ADK

Resolution

  1. Remove older ADK's from the system by running the older ADK setup file(s) manually or through add/remove programs
  2. The following table shows the supported versions of WinPE for Deployment Solution (for more details on Deployment Solution Support Matrix, please check here):

    This section outlines the Windows 10 Pre-installation Environment (WinPE) versions supported in Deployment Solution 8.0, 8.1, and 8.5.

    Windows 10 Pre-installation Environment (WinPE)

    WinPE 10 version

    Deployment Solution version

    WinPE 10 1803

    8.5, 8.1 RU7, 8.0 Post-HF6 

    WinPE 10 1809

    8.5 RU1

    WinPE 10 1903

    8.1 POST-RU7, 8.5 RU2, 8.5 RU3

    WinPE 10 2004

    8.5 RU4



  3. Download the appropriate ADK for the version of Deployment Solution being used:
    1. 8.5 RU4:              click here to download Windows 10 build 2004 of the ADK. With build 1809 and after, Microsoft split the Windows PE tools out of the ADK. After the ADK is installed in step 7, click here to download the Windows PE ADK (2004) add on and install it (use default settings)
    2. 8.1 POST RU7/8.5 RU2/RU3:              click here to download Windows 10 build 1903 of the ADK. With build 1809 and after, Microsoft split the Windows PE tools out of the ADK. After the ADK is installed in step 7, click here to download the Windows PE ADK (1903) add on and install it (use default settings)
    3. 8.5 RU1:              click here to download Windows 10 build 1809 of the ADKWith build 1809 and after, Microsoft split the Windows PE tools out of the ADK. After the ADK is installed in step 7, click here to download the Windows PE ADK (1809) add on and install it (use default settings)
    4. 8.5, 8.1 RU7 and 8.0 Post HF6:  click here to download Windows 10 build 1803 of the ADK
    5. 8.1 RU6:                                       click here to download Windows 10 build 1709 of the ADK
    6. 8.0 HF6 and earlier:                    these releases used Windows 10 build 1511 of the ADK.  Microsoft no longer supports v1511 of the ADK.  See 'To install newer.....' section below
       
  4. Run the ADK setup file and install to the default location on your SMP (Default Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\), then click Next.
  5. Select  'Yes' or 'No' to the Windows Kits Privacy page and click Next.
  6. Accept the license agreement
  7. On the 'Select the features you want to install' page check only 'Deployment tools' and 'Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)' NOTE: ADK 1809 and later select 'Deployment Tools'.  'Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)' is a separate download.  See step 8.
  8. Click 'Install'
  9. Open the NS console and navigate to ‘Settings > All settings > Deployment > Preboot Configurations
  10. Click on the ‘Change WinPE’ drop down and select ‘WinPE 10.0
  11. The Win10 ADK import screen is shown.  If not, go to step #12 and modify the 'prebootos.ini' file.  The hyperlink under #1 will not be selectable because the WAIK has already been installed.
  12. Verify that the link 'Click here to import Windows ADK' is viewable and clickable. If it is not AND you have installed the appropriate ADK listed above, 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. Repeat step #8-11
  2. Click on 'Click here to import Windows ADK' to start the ADK import process.  
  3. Allow the ‘BDC’ package to update on all Package Servers
  4. Create/Recreate PXE preboots and/or automation folders with the new win10 ADK.

 To install newer versions of the ADK to versions of DS that do not support it in the UI (the 'Click here to import Windows ADK' is not available) do this:

  1. Install the ADK as noted in steps #1-7 above
  2. Go to '<drive>:\Program Files\Altiris\Deployment\BDC\bootwiz'
  3. Click on 'Bootwiz.exe'
  4. Click on 'Cancel' on the welcome box
  5. Click on 'Tools > Import Preboot Operating System Files'
  6. Select 'WinPE 10 x86' and select the 'pre-installed WAIK' radio button
  7. Browse to 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\'
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for WinPE10

Note:  If there is a 'check mark' next to the preboot OS in bootwiz modify the 'prebootos.ini' as noted in Step #11 above.