Can W10 ADK v1607 only be used with W10 1607? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I updated my ADK to 1607 but I'm having more issues than expected with my 1607 image so I'm wondering can I use the 1607 ADK w/ MDT 8443 for a 1511 WIM? 

    If not what's a good way to do this? I'd prefer if I could run live and test environments from one server. 

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:32 PM

All replies

  • The 1607 ADK is backward compatible with 1511. Aaron Czechowski has a blog post on this on Technet -

    In regards to live and production environments on the same server, I would highly recommend that you build a separate ConfigMgr infrastructure for your test environment. Doing so will enable you to upgrade to the latest revision of the product in a controlled manner and test for bugs etc, like you are experiencing at present without impacting on the production environment.

    Maurice Daly
    Enterprise Mobility MVP

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:47 PM
  • I see him talking about the compatibility between ADK and ConfigMgr, nothing about windows itself. 

    Also we are only using MDT and WSUS in our environment. Not ConfigMgr. 

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:52 PM
  • Sorry for the late reply, Technet isnt issuing notices by the looks of things...(and apologies for responding about ConfigMgr)

    The 1607 ADK shouldn't have any issues with MDT building 1511. I had been using the 1607 ADK up until recently building both 1511 and 1607 releases of Windows 10. 


    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:11 PM