Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1607 available for download


Updated kits and tools are now available for 1607, with the most important one for SBC/OEM partners available for download here. I always recommend to download it locally for installation just in case you need to install it on multiple PCs, especially if you have a slow internet connection.

For those of you just getting started with Windows 10, here are some of the changes that the ADK introduced since Windows 8.1 was released.

What’s new in the Windows ADK

The Windows ADK now includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer, the Windows Assessment Toolkit, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and several new and improved deployment tools that can help you automate a large-scale deployment of Windows 10.

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)

  • Quickly create a provisioning package that you can use to customize devices without re-imaging.
  • Build a customized Windows 10 image for specific market segments and regions.

See Getting started with Windows ICD for more information.

Push-button reset incorporates system updates by default

Users can now refresh or restore their PCs to the updated version of the system files, instead of having to reinstall each update individually.

Partial language packs now available

Want to add more languages for users when they turn on their device? Instead of adding full language packs, save space by adding just the base user interface files for a language. Later, if your user needs handwriting or voice recognition capabilities, Windows can download them as needed.

For more information, see Language Packs (lp.cab).

New package type: Capabilities

This new Windows package type lets you request services like Microsoft .NET or languages without specifying the version. Use the DISM tool to search multiple sources like Windows Update or your corporate servers to find and install the latest version.

Save space by running Windows from compressed OS files

You can now run Windows directly from compressed files. This is similar to WIMBoot, introduced in Windows 8.1 Update 1. This new process uses individual files instead of a static WIM file. When updating system files, Windows now replaces the old files instead of keeping both copies.

Windows Performance Analyzer Sharing and Collaboration

Developers can package and share their trace in a zip file along with their trace session, annotations, and (optionally) loaded symbols with Windows Performance Analyzer.

See What's New in the Windows Performance Toolkit for more information.

Windows Performance Recorder Query Providers

Windows Performance Recorder now supports querying providers. ProcessExeFilter is an optional attribute, allows providers to filter specific processes by their corresponding executable name.

See What's New in the Windows Performance Toolkit for more information.

ailable for Windows 10 build 1607, perhaps the most important one for SBC/OEM is the new ADK...


Comments (9)
  1. Dan Smith says:

    We’re running WDS v6.3.9600.16384 on a fully patched Windows 2012 R2 server.

    We’re having issues importing images based on Windows 10 Enterprise CBB v1607 into WDS. Images created with earlier builds import just fine. We also tried upgrading the local install of the ADK to v1607 (just released), but no dice. Here is the error we see:

    Import-WdsInstallImage : The object identifier does not represent a valid object.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Import-WdsInstallImage -Path “E:\UploadedImages\W10x64v1607.wim…
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (MSFT_WdsInstallImage:root/cimv2/MSFT_WdsInstallImage) [Import-WdsInstallImage], CimException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 0x10D8,Import-WdsInstallImage

    1. Hi Dan

      It looks like you’ve got this posted over in the support forums as well, they are your best bet for technical support issues as this blog isn’t actively monitored by support engineers.

      Regards
      Mark

  2. Thomas Boomer says:

    Can you elaborate a little more regarding the Push Button Reset capability? Is this a Windows Recovery feature?

    1. Hi Thomas

      Sure – this is a recovery feature as you’ve suggested, it’s what allows the recovery while keeping the updates intact during a Windows 10 reset.

      The best location for documentation is on the MSDN Hardware Dev Center as it is updated regularly, if you check out https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/push-button-reset-overview and check the topics list on the left hand side hopefully you can find something that addresses.

  3. Riku Vuorela says:

    Having a problem using ADK 1607, I am unable to import any Windows 10 images to Windows System Image Manager.
    Error:

    : This application requires version 10.0.14393.0 of the Windows ADK.
    Install this version to correct the problem

    Error opening Windows image at \\server\sw$\OSD\Deploy\Win10.wim.

    Also when running Powershell and typing dism /? I get the wrong version: 10.0.14393.0

    1. Hi Riku

      For support issues you should head over to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums which are maintained and moderated by support staff.

      regards
      Mark

    2. Todd Shelton says:

      If you’re using a mounted ISO, that won’t work. Copy the files form your ISO mount to the file system and see if that fixes it.

  4. Junz Tan says:

    Having problem to run provisioning package on Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 LTSB which built by using ADK 1607. It did prompt UAC but nothing happen after i click “YES”. There is no “Is This package from a source you trust?” dialogue prompt out also.

    The ADK 1607 was installed on my Windows 10 Enterprise 1511 and i ran the provisioning package without any issue.

    1. Hi Junz

      For support issues you should head over to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums which are maintained and moderated by support staff.

      regards
      Mark

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