What's new in ADK kits and tools
What’s new in the the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607
Pick and choose desktop applications
With siloed provisioning packages, you can now pick and choose which desktop applications to add to your images during deployment. You no longer need to recapture the entire set of applications into your recovery image, they’re added in automatically. These packages support space-saving features like Compact OS and single-instancing.
Build IoT Core images for large-scale deployment
Capture your apps, drivers, and settings, and deploy them securely to new devices. Learn how with the IoT Core manufacturing guides.
The Chinese (Hong Kong SAR) language pack (zh-HK) is no longer used.
The Chinese (Taiwan) language pack (zh-TW) supports both Taiwan and Hong Kong locales. For more information, see Available Language Packs for Windows.
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New answer file settings added
Add more tiles to the Start Menu: Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup|StartTiles|SquareTiles|SquareTiles|SquareOrDesktopTile7 through SquareOrDesktopTile12
Add an advanced pen settings app
See more new answer file settings
MDM: Enhanced device and PC management
Check out the new CSPs settings.
What’s new in the Windows ADK, version 1511
The Windows ADK now includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer, the Windows Assessment Toolkit, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and several new and improved deployment tools that can help you automate a large-scale deployment of Windows 10.
Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)
- Quickly create a provisioning package that you can use to customize devices without re-imaging.
- Build a customized Windows 10 image for specific market segments and regions.
See Getting started with Windows ICD for more information.
Push-button reset incorporates system updates by default
Users can now refresh or restore their PCs to the updated version of the system files, instead of having to reinstall each update individually.
Partial language packs now available
Want to add more languages for users when they turn on their device? Instead of adding full language packs, save space by adding just the base user interface files for a language. Later, if your user needs handwriting or voice recognition capabilities, Windows can download them as needed.
For more information, see Language Packs (lp.cab).
New package type: Capabilities
This new Windows package type lets you request services like Microsoft .NET or languages without specifying the version. Use the DISM tool to search multiple sources like Windows Update or your corporate servers to find and install the latest version.
Save space by running Windows from compressed OS files
You can now run Windows directly from compressed files. This is similar to WIMBoot, introduced in Windows 8.1 Update 1. This new process uses individual files instead of a static WIM file. When updating system files, Windows now replaces the old files instead of keeping both copies.