MDT for 2008 and 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    we are thinking about migrating to MDT for our Windows Server Deployment. 

    As I found out MDT 2012 Update 1 does not support Server 2012 R2 deployments and MDT 2013 does not Support Server 2008 deployments. 

    Since both Windows Server versions are still used in our Environment I'm not sure how to go on. 

    I've installed and started with MDT 2012 Update 1 and it seems to be possible (at least technically) to deploy Server 2012 R2. I also found the corresponding entries in the OperatinSystems.xml. Only the DISM.exe seems to have problems with the unattend.xml. 

    I'm wondering why 2008 deployment was removed from MDT 2013 since the support ends in 2020.

    Is there any solution for both Windows Versions? Will I get technical problems if I continue with MDT 2012? (I guess with few tricks I would get it up with 2012 R2).



    Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:44 AM

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  • Server 2008 mainstream support ended 1/13/2015.  That being said here are some ideas.

    1. 2 different MDT shares.  One 2012U1 and the other 2013.
    2. Import both boot images into WDS.

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    • Proposed as answer by Ty Glander Friday, April 24, 2015 1:36 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 1:36 AM