Upgrade MCM 2111 to 2303 Vs ADK and Boot Image

Vid3al 91 Reputation points

Good evening everyone,

We need to upgrade our Configuration Manager infrastructure from version 2111 to 2303.

We know that we need to install the new version of ADK and PE for Windows 11 as per table (10.1.22621.1):

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We currently have version 10.1.22000.

Our Task Sequences still use a lot of Windows 10 x64, but in anticipation of Windows 10 end of support, we'll start testing for Windows 11 OSD.

We know that we must uninstall the current version before installing the new one.

Reading this Q&A we see that there could be issue related to the x86 (32 bit) version of boot images: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/1166161/adk-and-winpe-10-1-22621-1-breaking-boot-image-cre

We are currently not using any x86 Boot Images for our deployments but we have the default one in Configuration Manager:

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Should we do something with this image in advance in order to avoid errors during new ADK installation / boot images update after Configuration Manager upgrades?

Can we remove it as we are not using it or is it used somewhere by the system?

Thank you all for your patience and support.

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  1. CherryZhang-MSFT 6,481 Reputation points

    Hi @Vid3al

    Per my experience, you needn’t do anything with x86 Boot Image if you are using SCCM only. Does your SCCM integrate with MDT? For MDT, it may be x86 boot image error with Windows 11 ADK.

    Besides, when the ADK is upgraded to Windows 11 (10.1.22621.1), the x86 boot image is no longer useful. So, we can remove it.

    Looking forward to your feedback.

    Best regards



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