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mdt 2012 and mdt 2010 on the same server?

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  • Greetings,

      I want to install Windows ADK and MDT 2012 Update 1 on a server that has MDT 2010 and WAIK. They will be using completely separate deployment shares. Will the installation of MDT 2012 upset the existing MDT 2010 processing? I need to make sure that for people using MDT 2010 that nothing will change.

    Thanks

    David Z

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:40 AM

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  • Well, first off you can't have WAIK and ADK on the same machine.  Period.

    As for being in different shares on the same machine, I don't think that's an issue since each is pretty much self-contained in their own share.  But the WAIK / ADK is going to stop you from being able to do that, so you pretty much can't do it.


    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    • Marked as answer by David Zemdegs Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:41 AM
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:15 AM
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  • Well, first off you can't have WAIK and ADK on the same machine.  Period.

    As for being in different shares on the same machine, I don't think that's an issue since each is pretty much self-contained in their own share.  But the WAIK / ADK is going to stop you from being able to do that, so you pretty much can't do it.


    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    • Marked as answer by David Zemdegs Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:41 AM
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:15 AM
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  • Thanks - thats interesting. I installed ADK on a server then MDT 2012. When I click on the components node in MDT 2012 it says WAIK is installed. So both appear to be on the same machine. I know when I compile my boot image its pulling it from the ADK.

    Cheers

    David z

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:43 AM
  • I also noticed this on the mdt 2012 mirosoft download site:

      • MDT 2012 Update 1 relies on several Windows deployment tools. After installation of the .msi package and startup of the Deployment Workbench, the user can choose to download and install the following major tools from the Components:
      • Windows 8 Assessment and Deployment Kit
      • Windows Automated Installation Kit
      • Application Compatibility Toolkit
      • MSXML 6.0

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:00 AM
  • Yeah... you can use MDT 2012 Update 1 with either WAIK or ADK... but not both at once.

    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:06 AM
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  • So essentially if I put ADK on the server with AIK and mdt 2010, when the 2010 people do an update deployment share they'll grab the winpe from the ADK?
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:10 AM
  • Yes... but you should never install ADK without uninstalling WAIK first.  And ADK came long after MDT 2010, it may work fine, it may not.  I'm still advising against putting both on the same machine.  Can you just backup and upgrade your 2010 share?

    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:39 AM
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  • The people using 2010 have to continue to use 2010 and I want to use 2012. Ideally I would put 2012 on another box but sadly that may not be possible.
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:53 PM
  • As I said, you can probably have both types of shares on the same machine, but I'm not sure how recommended that is.  If you have no other alternative, as long as you stick with WAIK for your new 2012 install, you might be able to do it.  I wouldn't install MDT 2012 on the existing server.  Install it on a workstation and create a 2012 Deployment Share from the workstation on the existing share using the UNC of a share you've created for 2012.  It should work just fine.

    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:31 PM
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  • One of the main reasons im using 2012 is to use the new winpe - from ADK.

    Its OK - Ill find a way!

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:46 AM
  • If you only open and generate Boot Images from the workstation, but point to the 2012 Deployment Share on the server, you should be able to put ADK on the workstation and everything would be fine.   You just can't open the 2010 Deployment Share from that same machine (for obvious reasons). : )

    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:57 AM
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