During a recent ConfigMgr 1511 to 1606 site upgrade, we updated the Windows ADK for Windows 10 from version 1511 to version 1607 prior to upgrading the Primary Site server. Prior to performing this change, we found that the Windows ADK 8.1 was still installed on the Primary Site server and decided to uninstall it as only the Windows ADK for Windows 10 1607 is required.

During the removal process of the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1, adksetup.exe crashed during the uninstall of the Windows Preinstallation Environment component.

Examining event viewer on the server showed the faulting application.

Additionally, examining the ADK logs in the logged on user’s temp folder showed that the adksetup.exe errored with ‘failed to plan dependency actions to unregister package’

Fortunately, the solution was fairly straightforward; reinstalling the Windows ADK 8.1 caused all installed components to re-register and after the process completed, we were able to successfully uninstall it!

Cheers

Sam

Published On: October 21st, 2016 / Categories: ConfigMgr, Notes from the field /

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