Monday, 29 July 2013

SPF Part 2 - Installing Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit 8.1 Preview


This post is part 2 of a series describing how to instal Service Provider Foundation 2012 R2 for registration in the Windows Azure Pack. In this post we'll be documenting the installation for the Windows Assessment and Deplotment Tookit 8.1 for Windows.

Other posts in the series are:


The Windows ADK 8.1 Preview needs the .Net Framework 4.5 installed as a prerequisite

Add-WindowsFeature AS-NET-Framework


The download from the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for windows 8.1 Preview page is a 1.3Mb kicker which downloads a much larger 3.4Gb payload. However, the installer allows the creation of an admin install point, which we're going to do as we may need to rebuild the server one or more times while we work.

Note that version 8.1 of the toolkit is designed for Windows Server 2012 R2. 

To do this, download the adksetup.exe file from the page above, and walk through the following steps:


When the download has completed, locate the folder you selected to download to, and run adksetup.exe again. It will detect that the files are already stored locally and install from there. When prompted for the components to install, select "Deployment Tools" and "Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)".

Alternatively, the following commands perform the same installation:

      md c:\logs
      set downloads=\\nas1\downloads\Microsoft\Server Software\Windows ADK
      "%downloads%\adksetup.exe" /ceip off /norestart /quiet /features OptionId.DeploymentTools OptionId.WindowsPreinstallationEnvironment /log "c:\logs\adksetup.log"
(see Installing the Windows ADK for the complete list of adksetup command line options)

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