How to Install ADK and MDT in Windows Server 2016?

This is how to easily install ADK and MDT in Windows Server 2016 for Windows Deployment. The current version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is MDT 2013 update 1. MDT is a solution accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT supports deployment client operating systems and server operating system. In this post, we are going to show you how to install and configure MDT and ADK for Windows 10 in Windows Server 2016 which work the same as Windows Server 2012 R2.

The method’s of installation and configuration of all Microsoft Deployment Tool kits are the same. So don’t worry, just download the MDT required components ADK for Windows 10 or for older Windows and start installing.

You might need to read for Windows deployment Services:

  1. How to install Windows Deployment Service WDS In Windows Server 2012 R2?
  2. Configure Windows Deployment Services on Server 2012 R2
  3. Deploying Windows 10 Using WDS Server 2012 R2

Download and Install ADK and MDT

The first kit we need to download is the Windows ADK for Windows 10. The second one is the latest update of Microsoft deployment tool kit. Download Microsoft deployment tool kit update 1 files from Microsoft website. Always try to download the latest version of MDT.

In our practicing lab, we are using MDT 2013 update 1 which supports Windows 10 and Windows Server Server 2016. You can download Windows ADK for Windows 10 with two method. Download and Install at the same time or download all components in a separate Windows and move it to Windows Server. So I have selected the second one. First download all Windows ADK for Windows 10 and now try to install it.

  1. Let’s download all components of Windows ADK for Windows 10 and then install it.
Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10
Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10

2. Select the Download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit – Windows 10 for installation on a separate computer and Browns to specify the path then click Next.

Windows Kits Privacy
Windows Kits Privacy

3. It’s a test lab so select No and click Next. On the license terms and agreement page click Accept to accept the Windows Kits privacy.

4. It almost 3 and half GB in size. When the download compete successfully, move or copy files to Windows Server 2016 then run the adksetup file to install it.

Windows ADK Downloaded Files
Windows ADK Downloaded Files

5. Specify a location or click Next to select the default location. Then on the Windows Kits privacy page select No and on license terms and agreement page Accept.

Specify Location for Windows ADK
Specify Location for Windows ADK

6. Now select the features you want to install. Don’t select unnecessary features. Click Next to install it.

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit Features
Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit Features

7. It will take a few minutes to complete. When it finish close the page.

Welcome to the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
Welcome to the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit

Now the Windows ADK for Windows 10 is installed successfully in Windows Server 2016. The next step is to install Microsoft Deployment tool kit.

How to Download and Install MDT ?

So the installation of Windows ADK for Windows 10 has finished successfully. Now try to download and install Microsoft Deployment tool kit update 1.

1. Run the downloaded Microsoft deployment tool kit setup file and click Next.

Welcome to Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit
Welcome to Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit

2. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

MDT End User License Agreement
MDT End User License Agreement

3. Click Next and do nothings in this page because we need tools and documents.

Documents - Tools and Templates
Documents – Tools and Templates

4. For testing lab select I don’t want to join the program at this time and click Next.

Customer Experience Improvement Program
Customer Experience Improvement Program

5. Click Install to start the installation. Let the installation will be finish. Finally click Finish to close the page.

Ready to Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Ready to Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Yes that’s it. The Microsoft deployment tool kit also installed successfully. If you faced with some errors or problems during the installation, try to search the title on google or comment us through this post.

6. Now go to Windows Server 2016 start menu and run the Deployment Workbench.

Windows Server 2016 Start Menu
Windows Server 2016 Start Menu

Here is the Windows deployment Workbench. It is ready for Windows Deployment and Application Deployment.

Windows Deployment Workbench - Install ADK and MDT
Windows Deployment Workbench – Install ADK and MDT

Now the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is ready for configuration and deploying new operating system and Applications.

It’s time to configure the MDT and start deploying Windows 10 with MDT. Continue the article about deploying Windows 10 using MDT in Windows Server 2016. So that’s all you need to install ADK and MDT for your Windows Deployment Server in Windows Server 2016.

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8 Comments
  1. Niaz Ahmad says

    This is really helpful. Hope to see the others soon.
    Thanks

    1. Shais says

      I’m working on and will publish it in coming days.

  2. Faiz says

    It was so helpful for me it works
    Thanks sir

    1. Shais says

      So try to complete the tasks and homework of Windows deployment with MDT. I really want you to work with MDT. It is really great tools for Lite Touch installation.

  3. Hussein says

    Thank you. That was really great and helpful. waiting for complete lesson.

    1. Shais says

      Your welcome dear Mehdi
      Follow the article deploy Windows 10 with MDT and upgrade to Windows 10 using MDT.

  4. Tiksu says

    Hello ,
    Really a good article that can help me deploy Windows in our network quickly…

    1. Shais says

      Thanks for comment dear Tiksu

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