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Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) SP1 - now available for download

Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) SP1 - now available for download

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windows7rc_bloglogoThe Windows® Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Windows® operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT). Windows AIK also includes the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), which enables IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the volume activation process using a Multiple Activation Key (MAK).

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[UPDATED 2/22/2011] Ok, this has been corrected and updated.  The supplement is now at

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  • I don't see any information on what's been added or changed between WAIK 2 and this new WAIK for SP1.  Is there a doc somewhere for that?

  • Sure thing.  Some of it is in the readme at the bottom of the download page, and in the TechNet Library.  Michael was nice enough to do a FAQ or sorts at so be sure to check it out.

  • Please see this article:  Microsoft basically put the new SP1 supplement up... took down the original WAIK RTM by mistake, then replaced it and took down the supplement.  Lol, we just have to wait till MS fixes this problem.

  • Wonder how come MS is labeling it as v3.0 instead of 3.1 as stated in their initial release a couple of days ago.

  • Well, it is National Margarita Day in the US today.  Mistakes will be made. ;-)