Windows ADK 8.1 update available for download

Yes, finally, the Windows ADK 8.1 update (for Windows 8.1 Update) is available for download:

Windows ADK 8.1 update (including doc links): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh825494.aspx direct download only: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982

You still run adksetup.exe to install or download the updated ADK, but you do see that the new ADK is slightly bigger than the previous kit. The Patches folder content also have a higher version number. The October 18, 2013 release of Windows 8.1 ADK had a folder named 8.100.26020, but the April 2, 2014 release of Windows 8.1 ADK have 8.100.26629.

New features in ADK 8.1 are the WIMBoot option, updates to dism, updates to WinRE and a new WinPE version (5.1). There are also fixes for USMT.

More info about the changes here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn247001.aspx

Update 2014-04-08: The Windows ADK 8.1 Update Release Notes are here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh825613.aspx

Info on updating WinPE 5.0 to WinPE 5.1: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn613859.aspx

Info about the ADK 8.1 update and MDT 2013: http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2014/04/03/understanding-the-adk-for-windows-8-1-update-and-mdt-2013.aspx

Info about the ADK 8.1 Update and ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/04/03/understanding-the-adk-for-windows-8-1-update-and-configmgr-osd.aspx

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The slightly larger setup of Windows ADK 8.1 Update.

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The updated content in the Patches folder.

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Johan Arwidmark

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Admin
Admin
10 years ago

Hi eredun,

Haven't seen that issue, I'm afraid you have to file a support case for that one (or start fresh with the invenory).

/ Johan

eredun
eredun
10 years ago

Hi Johan, I read the technet article and have performed the procedures listed there. However, after using the wizard to create the database and migrate to the new version of ACT, shows me the following message: The INSERT statement confliected with the FOREIGN KEY constraint "Issue_App_Issues_FK" The conflict corred in database "DBNAME", table "dbo.Isuues" The statement has been terminated. For assistance contact your SQL Administrator or refer to the "Troubleshooting ACT Database Setup" topic in the online Help System.I searched forums and step by step guides of how to do this but it has not been possible. Before writing this… Read more »

Admin
Admin
10 years ago

In-place upgrades however aren't supported, only migrations into clean act databases.

ACT Database Migration
technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824840.aspx

/ Johan

eredun
eredun
10 years ago

Hello Johan. I have a problem upgrading the database of the ACT Windows ADK for Windows 8 to ACT for Windows 8.1 This is the problem reported.

The INSERT statement confliected with the FOREIGN KEY constraint "Issue_App_Issues_FK" The conflict corred in database "DBNAME", table "dbo.Isuues"

The statement has been terminated.

For assistance contact your SQL Administrator or refer to the "Troubleshooting ACT Database Setup" topic in the online Help System.

I was searching in the webpage and help resources but i don't found a fix.

Thanks a lot.


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