Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 over Workgroup RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been trying to deploy Win 8 using the new MDT 2013 over a workgroup as we are not using a domain. Here are the required info:

    • Workgoup: Bigben1
    • username: user145
    • password: pa$$
    • PC name: NDA145
    • DeployRoot=\\NDA145\DeploymentShare$

    Now when I try to load the ISO in a VM workstation and try to deploy, I get the USER CREDENTIAL screen where I am asked for Username, Password and DOMAIN. All three are mandatory fields.

    I have tried NDA145, \\NDA145, Bigben1 and many other things but it always gives me **Invalid Credentials: The network path was not found.

    Here is the question - WHAT DO I ENTER IN THE DOMAIN FIELD? Thanks for the help.

    • Edited by 3iabl0 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:50 PM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:47 PM

All replies

  • in the domain field in a workgroup scenario you shall use the computername of the machine that is hosting the deploymentshare.
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:35 PM
  • You can enter anything (even if it's not a real domain), this field may not be left blank. That's the reason why you will see the screen. So you can enter anything like: myworkgroup.local, it doesn't matter, as long as the field just isn't empty.

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    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:00 PM
  • Thanks for the reply. I tried what you suggested and entered and it still gives me **Invalid Credentials: The network path was not found.  :(

    Is there any other way or am I doing it the wrong way?



    Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:31 PM
  • Hi, Thanks for the reply. 

    I tried NDA145 which is the name of the computer that is hosting the deploymentshare. 

    The deploymentshare is located at 


    I can access this folder through other computers in the network. Its very frustrating.

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:34 PM
  • here is my post migrating Windows 7 to Windows 8 in domain


    Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:15 PM