Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)
Published: February 29, 2012
Updated: October 20, 2013
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1
The Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) contains all of the tools that you need to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.
Download and install the Windows ADK from this website.
The following topics describe the different tools and configurations available with the Assessments and performance analysis tools included with the Windows ADK.
This documentation is available in the MSDN Library.
The following topics describe the different tools used to configure and deploy Windows. IT Professional tools related to deployment are included with the Windows ADK.
This documentation is available in the TechNet Library.
Deployment and Imaging Tools Technical Reference
Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) Technical Reference
Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) Technical Reference
User State Migration Tool (USMT) Technical Reference
Volume Activation Management Tool Technical Reference