How to upgrade MDT and ADK to support Win 11 and Windows Server 2022

Eaven Huang 1,786 Reputation points

Dear experts,

We are still using MDT older version to deploy Windows 10 and so far it works just well. But now we found that it can't be used to deploy Windows 11, we can't import the windows 11 image into MDT workbench. I googled around and seems we need the new ADK and maybe also MDT to support Windows 11.

Is there any document where we can learn how to upgrade our MDT server so that we can deploy both Windows 10 and Windows 11?
Any advice would be really appreciated.


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
A collection of Microsoft tools and documentation for automating desktop and server deployment. Previously known as Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD).
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  1. Amandayou-MSFT 10,951 Reputation points

    Hi @Eaven Huang ,

    Thanks for posting on the Q&A.

    MDT build 8456 is the latest version available on the Microsoft Download Center, we do not need to operate it. Please remove the Windows ADK and the WinPE add-on for the Windows 10, and then download and install the WinPE add-on and the ADK for Windows 11 to have a try.

    Here is the link about the ADK for Windows 11:

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  1. Reza-Ameri 14,811 Reputation points

    MDT is supported on the Windows 11 and you are using the old version, so you have uninstall it and then restart your PC and download and install the latest version of MDT which support Windows 11. Take a look at:

  2. Limitless Technology 37,526 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    The ADK does not upgrade or overwrite itself and having multiple ADKs on a system creates problems. Uninstall the existing ADK and install the new ADK. You can then install the new version of MDT (no need to remove the old version). Once that is done, you will need to run Update Deployment Share. You will need to generate a new WinPE as you are now using a new ADK.

    You can get the latest MDT from here

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