Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Microsoft has released an updated Version of the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. The latest version is available as a free Download from the Microsoft Download Center.
The Windows Automated Installation Kit 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, create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool. Windows AIK also includes the Volume Activation Management Tool, which enables IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the volume activation process using a Multiple Activation Key.
To download the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.1 is being released as an Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) supplement for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Windows PE 3.1 includes all optional components and language packs. You can apply these optional components and language packs to customize the boot.wim and winre.wim images that are part of the Windows 7 SP1 installation media.
This supplement is optional. If you do not need to modify the SP1 boot.wim and winre.wim files, you can continue to use the Windows 7 RTM tools, including WinPE 3.0, without installing this supplement. You can obtain the Windows® Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) that was released with Windows 7 RTM here.
To install the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7, you must first download the ISO, Write the ISO file to a DVD using a third party tool, and then install the Windows AIK from the DVD.