HOTFIX: Windows PE boot images from WinADK fail to initialize and log error code 0x80220014

The Windows PE boot images that are included with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, version 1511, are missing information that's required in order to configure network adapters during operating system installation. Because of this, when the ADK is used with System Center Configuration Manager, an OSD task sequence that's based on a Windows PE version 10.0.10586 image cannot initialize during a restart into the Windows PE environment. When this occurs you will also receive the following error message during the “Initializing hardware devices” phase:

Windows PE initialization failed with error code 0x80220014

Another symptom is that the smsts.log file on the target computer will contain entries that resemble the following:

m_pImpl->AddAdapterTcpIpSettings( XMLAnswerFileImpl::WindowsPE, adapterInfo ), HRESULT=80220014
pAnswerFile->AddNetworkAdapter(adapterInfo), HRESULT=80220014
Failed to configure adapter 0
adapterSettings.Configure( pAnswerFile ), HRESULT=80220014
Execution failed with error 80220014

A new hotfix is available to correct this problem. The hotfix as well as the steps necessary to update the Windows Image file (boot.wim) and update the image on Configuration Manager distribution points can be found in the following Knowledge Base article:

3143760 - Windows PE boot images don't initialize in System Center Configuration Manager (

J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group

Comments (2)
  1. Bas says:

    The hotfix is not available for download anymore.
    How would i fix this issue?

    1. Bas says:

      Ok it was a problem with my microsoft account the page works but im already waiting for the email for a couple of hours.
      Here is a link directly to the hotfix:

      And here is a great powershell script that does all the steps for you:

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