Install the Windows ADK

You can install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) directly from the Internet. You can also download the installer and copy it to an offline computer.

Review the list of supported operating systems that you can install the Windows ADK to in the Windows ADK Supported Platforms.

Installing the Windows ADK from the Internet

You can run the Windows ADK Setup program directly from the Internet by using either the graphical user interface (GUI) or the command line.

Make sure that your computer remains connected to the Internet while ADK Setup is running because ADK Setup needs to download installation packages from the Internet. The time required to complete ADK Setup varies depending on the bandwidth of your Internet connection, the performance of your computer, and the Windows ADK features that you decide to install.

Dn957441.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo install the Windows ADK from the Internet by using the GUI

  1. Run ADKSetup.exe from this Microsoft website.

  2. Select Install the Assessment and Deployment Kit-Windows Pre-release to this computer.

  3. In the Install Path box, specify the location where you want to install the Windows ADK features, and then click Next. The default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\.

  4. If prompted, select whether you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), and then click Next.

  5. To continue with Windows ADK Setup, you must accept the terms of the license agreement. To accept the terms of the license agreement, click Accept.

  6. Select the Windows ADK features that you want to install, and then click Install.

Dn957441.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo install the Windows ADK from the Internet by using the command line

  1. Copy the Adksetup.exe file from this Microsoft website to your computer.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window by right-clicking and then selecting Run as administrator.

  3. In the Command Prompt window, change directories to the directory that contains your copy of the Adksetup.exe file.

    For example, if you copied the file to the Downloads directory for your user account:

    cd %userprofile%\downloads
    
  4. Run the following command:

    adksetup /quiet /installpath <path> /features <featureID1> <featureID2> 
    

    For <path>, specify the location where you want to install the Windows ADK features.

    To see a list of possible <featureID> values, run the adksetup /list command. To install all of the available Windows ADK features, use the /features + option instead of specifying the individual feature identifiers.

Installing the Windows ADK on an Offline Computer

To install the Windows ADK on a computer that does not have Internet access, you must first download the installer files and copy the installer files to the offline computer. Then you can run ADKSetup.exe using either the GUI or the command line.

Dn957441.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo install the Windows ADK on an offline computer by using the GUI

  1. On a computer that has Internet access, run Windows ADK Setup from this Microsoft website.

  2. Select Download the Assessment and Deployment Kit for installation on a separate computer.

  3. In the Download Path box, specify the location where you want to download the files, and then click Next.

  4. Select whether you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), and then click Download.

  5. After the download is finished, click Close.

  6. Copy the downloaded files to a location that the offline computer can access.

    For example, copy the files to removable media or to a file server that the computer can access.

  7. On the offline computer, change directory to the location of the copied files.

  8. Run ADKSetup.exe, and then select the Windows ADK features that you want to install.

Dn957441.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo install the Windows ADK on an offline computer by using the command line

  1. On the computer that has Internet access, save a copy of the Adksetup.exe file on the computer.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window by right-clicking and then selecting Run as administrator.

  3. Change directory to the directory that stores the Adksetup.exe file.

    For example, if you copied the file to the Downloads directory for your user account:

    cd %userprofile%\downloads
    
  4. Run the following command, where <path> is the location where you want to download the files:

    adksetup /quiet /layout <path>
    
  5. Copy the downloaded files to a location that the offline computer can access.

    For example, copy the files to removable media or to a file server that the offline computer can access.

  6. On the offline computer, open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.

  7. Change directory to the directory that contains the downloaded copy of Adksetup.exe.

  8. Run the following command:

    adksetup /quiet /installpath <path> /features <featureID1> <featureID2> 
    

    For <path>, specify the location where you want to install the Windows ADK features.

    To see a list of possible <featureID> values, run the adksetup /list command. To install all of the Windows ADK features, use the /features + option.

    For a more information, see Installing the Windows ADK.

 

 

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