Prepare the Technician Computer


Updated: October 4, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

The technician computer contains the tools and documentation in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK), and it is where you customize the image of the operating system that you intend to deploy. Complete the following to prepare the technician computer.

  • Prepare a computer with the Windows 7 or Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

  • Install Windows ADK on the computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8 from the Microsoft website.

Getting Started with the Windows Server 2012 Essentials ADK
Creating and Customizing the Image
Additional Customizations
Preparing the Image for Deployment
Testing the Customer Experience