Updating my home lab to 1902, and an ADK install for WinPE

And so it begins.

I decided to take a day of PTO and as I was hanging around at home avoiding the snow, I decided it is high time for me to install the Powershell script to get me into the early ring for 1902.

A quick internet search got me here: ConfigMgr 1902: Enable Early Update Ring and I went ahead an updated my lab.

It had been a a bit since I had updated my ADK, so I went ahead and did that as well. This blog post will list the screenshot for WinPE installation only. Short, simple, next, next, voila!

Pre-requisites: I downloaded and installed the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1809. I then downloaded and installed the Windows PE add-on for the ADK. In the olden days, this was a single download. It is nice to have the WinPE download a separate entity now.

01. I like to install my required apps onto a drive other than my system drive. As such, I changed the install path to me E: drive. (Click Next).
02. If you like to send anonymous data to Microsoft, you will want to select YES in this Privacy question. If you prefer to NOT share anonymous usage data, select NO. (Click Next).
03. This is a license agreement. There are many like it, but this one is for the
Windows PE add-on for the ADK. (Click Accept).
04. There is only one option here. If you clear out this checkbox before clicking Install, please find another career. (Click Install).
05. Did you get a UAC prompt? I hope so. It helps to know when privileged operations or system-wide changes are about to happen. (Click Yes).
06. There is nothing to do here…unless you want to click Cancel, which would be sort of pointless. (DO NOT CLICK CANCEL. JUST KEEP WAITING).
07. Congratulations! You now have the latest version of WinPE in your lab environment! Hooray! (P.S. Well, you will as soon as you click CLOSE).

So this is my first blog post. I hope you enjoyed it. It was light, simple, and hopefully it will help someone out there…even if you just borrow screenshots for documentation. Enjoy!!