Support for the Windows ADK in Configuration Manager

Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)

When you deploy operating systems with Configuration Manager, the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is a required external dependency. For more information, see the following articles:

Windows ADK versions

The following table lists the versions of the Windows ADK that you can use with different versions of Configuration Manager.

Windows ADK version ConfigMgr 2103 ConfigMgr 2107 ConfigMgr 2111 ConfigMgr 2203 ConfigMgr 2207
Windows 11
Not supported Not supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows 11
Not supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows Server 2022
Not supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows 10, version 2004
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Supported = Supported
This table only shows Windows ADK supportability in relation to the version of Configuration Manager. Microsoft recommends using the Windows ADK that matches the version of Windows you're deploying. Use the latest Windows ADK version when deploying the latest Windows version. The latest Windows ADK version may support deployment of older OS versions, such as Windows 8.1. For more information on Windows ADK component supportability, see DISM supported platforms, USMT requirements, and Choose the right ADK for your scenario.
Backwards compatible = Backward compatible
This combination isn't tested but should work. We'll document any known issues or caveats.
Not supported = Not supported

Support notes

  • Configuration Manager only supports x86 and amd64 components of the Windows ADK. It doesn't currently support ARM or ARM64 components.

  • Windows Server builds have the same Windows ADK requirement as the associated Windows client version. For example, Windows Server 2016 is the same build version as Windows 10 LTSB 2016.

  • If you're deploying both Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, use the Windows ADK for Windows 11, which is the latest version. If you're deploying Windows Server 2022 and not Windows 11, you can use either Windows ADK for Windows Server 2022 or Windows 11.

  • The 32-bit versions of Windows PE (WinPE) in the WinPE add-ons for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 aren't supported. The last supported version of 32-bit WinPE is available in the WinPE add-on for Windows 10, version 2004. For more information, see Download and install the Windows ADK.

    Configuration Manager supports the use of older versions of Windows PE as boot images, but you can't customize them in the Configuration Manager console. For more information, see Customize boot images with Configuration Manager.

Known issues

Pre-provisioning BitLocker during task sequence doesn't own TPM

Applies to: Windows ADK for Windows 11

When you use a Windows 11-based boot image with an OS deployment task sequence that includes the Pre-provision BitLocker step, the step might fail. You'll see errors similar to the following strings in the smsts.log:

'TakeOwnership' failed (2147942402)
pTpm->TakeOwnership(sOwnerAuth), HRESULT=80070002
Failed to take ownership of TPM. Ensure that Active Directory permissions are properly configured
The system cannot find the file specified. (Error: 80070002; Source: Windows)
Process completed with exit code 2147942402
Failed to run the action: Pre-provision BitLocker. Error -2147024894

To work around this issue, add a Run Command Line step to the task sequence before the Pre-provision BitLocker step. Run the following command:

reg.exe add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\TPM /v OSManagedAuthLevel /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

For more information on this registry key, see Change the TPM owner password.

Next steps

Support for Windows 11

Support for Windows 10

Supported OS versions for clients