If you are trying to stay a step ahead of the public releases of the Windows ADK, and you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Windows Insider Preview so that you not only get early access to new Windows 10 builds, but you can also grab early releases of the Windows ADK as well. Windows ADK Insider Preview – Build 14986 is available now, here is the information from the Insider page before you download the ISO. Install
If you are trying to stay a step ahead of the public releases of the Windows ADK, and you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Windows Insider Preview so that you not only get early access to new Windows 10 builds, but you can also grab early releases of the Windows ADK as well. Windows ADK Insider Preview – Build 14965 is available now, here is the information from the Insider page before you download the ISO. Install
One of my favourite Windows 10 downloads has been refreshed again. I’ve been advised that there is ongoing work to further update some of the included components, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that another update will be available soon. These labs expire on November 23, 2016, and new ones should be available prior to that date, I’d love to speculate as to what will be included next time round, but it would just be that, speculation… The Windows 10
One of the downloads I regularly recommend from the TechNet Evaluation Center is the Windows 10 deployment and management lab kit. It’s a self contained virtual machine environment that lets you run through several different Windows 10 deployment and management technologies and scenarios so you can get hands on in a live environment. Following are the full details, and you can download the rest here. A complete lab environment* The kit includes a pre-configured virtual lab environment with evaluation versions of:
News from Aaron Czechowski that many have been waiting for – the MDT 2013 Update is now available for download, as posted on http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2015/08/17/mdt-2013-update-1-now-available.aspx The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section, “Customize, assess, and deploy Windows on your hardware.” The page
Even though Windows 10 is on the horizon and front of mind for many, I thought I should share an earlier recording I made which covers using ACT for App Compat testing with Windows 8.1.
This is Windows 8.1 focused, but for those still looking for some deployment details this video I recorded a little while back may be useful.
The release candidate is now available, you can grab it here. Download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) RC for Windows 10 to install tools and documentation for OEMs and ODMs to customize Windows 10 images, assess the quality and performance of systems or components, and to deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. The Windows ADK includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD), the Windows Assessment Toolkit, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and several new and improved deployment
Good news – new ISOs can be downloaded now from two locations. Windows Insiders can grab the latest ISO for Windows 10 Pro from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso-update-1504, and for those wanting to check out the Enterprise edition you can grab that from the Evaluation Center at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-enterprise-insider-preview. For those on the fast ring for updates you should see this build come through soon, and a new version of the Assessment and Deployment Kit should be available soon. More details available at http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/04/29/new-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10074-now-available/.
Over on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog they have posted some information about some issues wit h Windows 10 Technical Preview builds having some issues with the MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview. Check out the article to see the full workaround, which includes the following steps. Download the MDT1503.zip file which includes updated scripts and xml files Grabbing the latest version of the Windows ADK for the Windows 10 Technical Preview Using the correct version of Windows PE Fixing