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Leveraging Multicast while using MDT to upgrade to Windows 10

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  • We are looking to upgrade our environment from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using MDTs Upgrade task sequence, however, I have concerns about the network load as a result that the Upgrade task sequence doesn't seem to utilize multicast. My understanding is that MDT use wdsmcast.exe, which is only compatible with WinPE, not Windows 7, which is where the Upgrade task sequence runs.

    Any advice on how can I leverage the native MDT Upgrade task sequence, but also ensure that if I upgrade 20 machines one multicast stream will deliver the 4GB .wim?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:37 PM

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  • Hi ,

    I found a reference article for you. Please check the part of "Multicast deployments" in the following link.
    Deploy a Windows 10 image using MDT 2013 Update 2
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/deploy-a-windows-10-image-using-mdt#sec09
    If you need further assistance, as your question is mainly related to MDT, I suggest you discussing in our MDT forum. They are the best resource to help you.
    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) forum
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/home?forum=mdt

    Best regards


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    Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:15 AM
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  • Thank you, unfortunately the link provided only discusses the use of multicast in general terms, which results in a deployment share that will utilize multicast for wipe and load scenarios, but I am specifically trying to use the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence.

    Per your suggestion, I have started a new thread in the MDT forum: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9a13977d-02ae-4300-b38f-b700f7930613/leveraging-multicast-while-using-mdt-to-upgrade-to-windows-10?forum=mdt

    Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:29 PM
  • Hi ,

    Your cooperation is highlyeciated. Hope you will find more useful information from there.

    Best regards

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    Friday, February 17, 2017 7:09 AM
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