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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.

ADK Overview topics

The following topics describe the tools included with the Windows ADK, new features, and installation instructions.

This documentation is available in the MSDN Library.

ADK Assessment and Performance topics

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.

ADK Deployment and IT Professional Tool topics

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.