How to download and install WinPE tool?

In OS Deployer, WinPE tool is required to perform image deployment and offline image creation. Follow any one below depending on your OS to download and install WinPE tool.

Steps to download Windows Assesment and deployment tool kit (ADK),

  1. Download and run adksetup.exe as administrator. This will open the Windows Assessment and Deployment kit wizard.
  2. Select "Install the Windows Assessment and Deployment kit to this computer" option.
  3. Under "Select the features you want to install" enable the two options below:
    • Deployment Tools
    • User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  4. Click Install.
  5. Download and run adkwinpesetup.exe as administrator. Windows Assessment and Deployment kit wizard will open.
  6. Select "Install the Windows Assessment and Deployment kit to this computer" option.
  7. Under "Select the features you want to install" enable the following option:
    • Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)
  8. Click Install.

Steps to download Windows Automatic Installation Kit (AIK),

  1. Download the iso file.
  2. Mount the iso file as a virtual drive using a third-party tool (power iso or magic iso).
  3. The mounted virtual drive will be displayed in My Computer.
  4. Double click on the virtual drive, double click on StartCD.exe. Windows Automated installation kit will open.
  5. In the left side panel, click on Windows AIK Setup.
  6. Specify the installation path (it is recommended to have the default installation path ,as it will be automatically updated in the server during WinPE media creation).
  7. Click Next to confirm installation.

WinPE tool has been successfully installed now.