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Supported Platforms for the Windows ADK

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

To install the Windows ADK, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows® 8

  • Windows® 7

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server® 2012

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2

  • Windows Server® 2008

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is required and Windows ADK installs it automatically.

Be aware of the supported platforms and requirements for the following features in the Windows ADK.

 

Application Compatibility Toolkit

You can install the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) on any of the supported Windows ADK operating systems and also on Windows Vista®.

Deployment Tools

To use the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM) or Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), Windows PowerShell 4.0 must be installed.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 include Windows PowerShell 4.0 by default.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 include Windows PowerShell 3.0 by default and will need to be upgraded to Windows PowerShell 4.0. Install Windows PowerShell 3.0 from this Microsoft website.

To run the DISM cmdlets from Windows 8.1 on a computer that can run Windows PowerShell 4.0, you must also install the Windows Management Framework 4.0.

You can install the Deployment Tools to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows® 8

  • Windows® 7

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server® 2012

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2

Windows Assessment Toolkit

The Windows® Assessment Console can be installed on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows® 8

  • Windows® 7

Windows Assessment Services

To install Windows® Assessment Services, your server must be running one of these operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012 or Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise, Standard, or Datacenter edition. Windows Assessment Services is not supported on Server Core, Windows Server Essentials, or on Domain Controller Servers.

By default, the Windows® Assessment Services - Client (Windows ASC) is installed on the server where you installed Windows Assessment Services. You can also install it on a client computer. To install Windows ASC, your computer must be running one of these operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows® 8

  • Windows® 7 with SP1

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server® 2012

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2

Windows Performance Toolkit

The Windows Performance Toolkit can only be installed on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows® 8

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server® 2012

  • Windows® 7

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2

User State Migration Tool

The User State Migration Tool (USMT) tools can be manually copied to other versions of Windows, including Windows XP. For more information, see USMT Requirements.

Volume Activation Management Tool

The Volume Activation Management Tool can be installed on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows® 8

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server® 2012

  • Windows® 7

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2

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