What's new in the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1903

What's new in the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1903

Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA)


The latest WPA has two new features:


  • Right-Click Tooltips for Column Headers - Use this for “one click” changes to Column Aggregation, Format, and Modes.

  • Utility Columns for CPU Tables (Sampled & Precise) - This augments the Weight or Usage columns values by performance characteristics of the Processor Architecture.


Windows System Image Manager known issue


When using Window System Image Manager (SIM), you might encounter errors if the ADK is installed on a device running a 64-bit version of Windows. To create unattended Windows Setup answer files using Windows SIM, take one of the following actions:


  • Install the ADK onto a device running a 32-bit version of Windows (Recommended)

  • Install and use Windows SIM from ADK Version 1809


Windows Assessment Toolkit known issue


The Fast Startup assessment may not automatically reboot some systems using an ACPI Time and Alarm device after shutdown when the “use wake timers” option is selected in the assessment configuration. If this is blocking test automation, clear the option and retry.

To download Windows 10 ADK 1903 and WinPE add-on

Download and install ADK 1903 and WinPE add-on 

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) has the tools you need to customize Windows images for large-scale deployment, and to test the quality and performance of your system, its added components, and the applications running on it. The Windows ADK includes:


  • The Windows Assessment Toolkit and the Windows Performance Toolkit to assess the quality and performance of systems or components.

  • Deployment tools such as WinPE, Sysprep, and other tools that you can use to customize and deploy Windows 10 images.

  • Starting with Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) is released separately from the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). To add Windows PE to your ADK installation, download the Windows PE Addon and run the included installer after installing the ADK. This change enables post-RTM updates to tools in the ADK. After you run the installer, the WinPE files will be in the same location as they were in previous ADK installs.

  • Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1903

  • Download the Windows PE add-on for the ADK

  • What's new in ADK tools for Windows 10, version 1903.