Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 Has Arrived!

We had to wait a couple of week (since the launch of Windows 10), but it’s finally there : MDT 2013 Update 1! At the moment (August 19th) it’s not yet available at…  ……… but Aaron has put a nice blogpost together over at the /MSDeployment Blog.   “The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center___. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, available on the_ Microsoft Hardware Dev Center___.

Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 (non-VL) with MDT 2012 & Windows ADK

Just a few weeks ago Microsoft has released MDT 2012 Update 1_,_ with full support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Microsoft did also release __the _Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8,_ the replacement for the good old _WAIK._ With the RTM of Window Server 2012 I decided to upgrade my _Deployment_ environment to the latest version. When I did some initial deployments of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 everything worked _just fine_, but when I tried to deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 (non-VL version) or Windows 7, I ran into a small problem.

Upgrade Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 RC to MDT 2012 RTM

It’s quite simple to upgrade your Release Candidate version of MDT 2012 to the RTM version…. just follow the following steps. Shutdown the (current version of the) Deployment Workbench Start MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2012_x64.msi (or the x86 version) Click Next Accept the License Agreement and click Next Keep the default installation path and click Next Click Install Wait for the installation to finish succesfully and click Finish. Open the Deployment Workbench Right click your Deployment share and select Upgrade Deployment Share <img style="background-image: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border: 0px;" title="image" src="//www.

P2V Windows XP and Deploy Windows 7


my previous post I showed how you can configure the P2V Migration Add-on. In this post I would like to show you how the created task sequence can be started to P2V the Windows XP installation, followed by the installation of Windows 7. When that is finished the Windows XP VHD is configured to run as a virtual machine inside the just installed Windows 7 client.


P2V Migration with MDT 2010

With the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit it was a piece of cake to deploy your machine with Windows XP, Windows 7 or even Windows Server 2008 R2. From now on it is also possible, with a MDT 2010 Add-on, to P2V your existing Windows XP, Windows Vista and even Windows 7 machine. Only (for now) the 32-bit version of these operating systems can be P2V’d. A virtualized version of the operating system can be used as a virtual machine inside your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 machine.

The P2V Migration add-on is still in the beta stage right now, but because this add-on can be another positive vibe to (finally) migrate to Windows 7 I really would like to share it with you.


The last few months I’ve been working on several project where deploying the Windows Desktop was a task I was responsible for. Of course there are several (Microsoft) solutions to deploy desktops, but the combination of Windows Deployment Services in combination with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is by far my favorite! Some of my colleagues only use System Center Configuration Manager when they talk about deployment, but the WDS+MDT combination is free of charge (oke, you have to pay for the Windows license, but you can install WDS as a feature and MDT is free) and for the non-enterprise environments I think it’s a really Good Deployment Solution (GSD)!

Tech-Ed IT Pro 2008 : Windows 7 Client Deployment en MDT 2010 (Dag 2)

Aangezien Deployment een van mijn specialisaties is moest ik natuurlijk naar de sessie over Windows 7 Client Deployment. Gelukkig hoor ik gelijk dat alles wat in gang is gezet voor het deployen van Windows Vista (MDT 2008, System Center Configuration Manager) gewoon hetzelfde blijft met het deployen van Windows 7. **MDT 2008 & MDT 2010 ** Op dit moment kun je de Pre-Beta van Windows 7 niet ‘default’� deploymen met de Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008.

MDT 2008 and BDD 2007 are now Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008-Ready

Source : Microsoft Deployment Blog� Windows Vista Service Pack 1 was Released to Web via Windows Update and Download Center this Tuesday and we know there are a lot of companies waiting to deploy it into production. You may be familiar with the Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) tools from the past and the latest version, dubbed Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) which was released in November. We changed the name from BDD because you can now build images and deploy desktops and servers (including Windows Server 2008) with the same toolkit and we thought MDT better reflected that functionality.