Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) Released

The new Windows ADK is a set of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. It is for use with Windows 8 Release Preview and future releases Windows 8 releases. The collection includes:

  • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
  • Deployment Tools, such as DISM, SIM, OSCDIMG and PowerShell cmdlets
  • User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  • Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)  – A great tool!
  • Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) – tools to record system events and analyze performance data
  • Windows Assessment Toolkit – Assessment are tasks that simulate user activity and examine the state of the computer
  • Windows Assessment Services – remotely manage settings, computers, images, and assessments in a lab environment
  • Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

Download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652

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