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How to Download and Install ADK 8.1 for Use within a Disconnected Environment

By Garth Jones

Earlier this year I setup a disconnected environment to install System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) where the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1 was a requirement.

After a quick search I couldn’t find any details about how to go about this, so I decided to put together this blog post to help you out in case you find yourself in a similar situation.

I will show you the steps I took, first downloading the ADK from a connected environment and then using the resulting download for the disconnected environment.

Heads up! Everything that you could possibly need for the ADK will be downloaded, so this is a really big download.

How to Download and Install ADK 8.1 for Use within a Disconnected Environment-Download the Windows Assessment

From a computer with internet access, run the ADK 8.1 Wizard and select Download the Windows Assessment… then click Next.

How to Download and Install ADK 8.1 for Use within a Disconnected Environment-CEIP 

Click Next.

How to Download and Install ADK 8.1 for Use within a Disconnected Environment-License Agreement

Click Accept.

How to Download and Install ADK 8.1 for Use within a Disconnected Environment-Downloading Features

Wait for the download to complete.

How to Download and Install ADK 8.1 for Use within a Disconnected Environment-Click Close

Click Close.

Now that everything for the ADK is downloaded, copy the entire folder to your disconnected environment and run the ADK setup normally.