Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Deploy Windows 7, Office 2010, and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1. MDT 2010 Update 1 is the previous version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating Windows 7 and Office 2010 deployments.

The Solution Accelerators Team added new features to MDT 2010 Update 1 that include Office 2010 support, the ability for users to initiate and customize their own deployments using System Center Configuration Manager, key enhancements in Windows 7 driver support, and much more.

MDT 2010 Update 1 provides new benefits such as:

  • Comprehensive tools and guidance to efficiently manage large-scale deployments of Microsoft Office 2010.
  • A new User-Driven Installation (UDI) deployment method that utilizes System Center Configuration Manager. UDI lets end users initiate and customize an OS deployment on their PCs—via an easy-to-use wizard.
  • Automatically detects the true supported platforms for drivers, reducing deployment issues.

These features, combined with many bug fixes and other improvements, make MDT 2010 Update 1 more reliable and flexible than ever. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployments.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever with new features, such as:

  • New support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Integration with Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT) and Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
  • Support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a lab environment
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 Beta
Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 Beta 1 has been released for download.

MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta 1 provides new benefits such as:
  • Support for using DaRT 8 Beta with Windows 8 Release Preview and ADK.
  • Create your own UDI wizard panes using simple drag-and-drop operations
  • Integration with System Center Orchestrator
  • Completely reworked "Roles and Features" logic, supporting both install and removal, includes a new LiteTouch wizard pane.
  • Support for Powershell 3.0 for using powershell scripts inside task sequences on Windows 8, Server 2012 and PE 4.0
  • Simple monitoring functionality for Configuration Manager task sequences
  • Improved "boot from VHD" deployment capabilities
Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 Beta 1.

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