Windows 10 ADK and Configuration Manager

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 is now officially available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center . (Scroll to the bottom of the page to…(read more)… Read more

How to upgrade to Windows 10 using the task sequence in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility We recently posted information about support for Windows 10 in the next version of Configuration Manager as well as previous versions. We know you are excited to deploy…(read more)… Read more

Understanding the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Update and Configuration Manager OSD

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager This post applies to customers using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, or customers using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 that have installed the Windows Assessment and Deployment…(read more)… Read more

How to enable Windows 8.1 deployment in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Cumulative Update 3 (CU3)

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CU3, operating system deployment of Windows 8.1 is supported by using the WinPE (Windows Pre-Execution Environment) and USMT (User State Migration Tool) from ADK (Automated Deployment Kit) 8.1. However,…(read more)… Read more

How to migrate user data from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Support for Windows XP reaches the end of extended support in April 2014. We hope that customers using Windows XP are already well underway with migration projects to a more current platform as waiting for the release of Windows 8.1 later this year will…(read more)… Read more

Customizing the Temporary Location for Operating System Deployment Media Creation

Along the same lines as our previous post on customizing offline servicing, this post details how to specify the drive where the Operating System task sequence media creation process stores its temporary files and mounts WIM images. This includes bootable…(read more)… Read more

Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 adds support for deployment of Windows 8. The Operating System Deployment (OSD) feature builds on existing functionality to make deployment even easier than before, while also taking advantage of…(read more)… Read more