Contents tagged with Windows Deployment

  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta available for download

    Posted by RayC on June 2 2011, 5:59 AM. Posted in Windows Deployment, Windows "7", Windows 2008 R2.

    Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MDT beta review program. We hope you’ll take the time to preview and provide feedback on MDT 2012 Beta 1.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. For Lite Touch installations, MDT 2012 improves the overall client-side user experience, while also providing behind-the-scenes enhancements for partitioning, UEFI, and user state migration. These features, combined with many small enhancements, bug fixes, and a smooth and simple upgrade process, make MDT 2012 Beta 1 more reliable and flexible than ever.<o:p></o:p>

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    • Fully leverages the capabilities provided by System Center Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment.<o:p></o:p>
    • Improved Lite Touch user experience and functionality.<o:p></o:p>
    • A smooth and simple upgrade process for all existing MDT users.<o:p></o:p>
  • Microsoft Deployment Kit 2010 Update 1 is RTM

    Posted by RayC on July 8 2010, 4:11 PM. Posted in Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Deployment, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Office 2010, windows.

    If you’re making the move to Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and/or Office 2010, you need tools and guidance to help you through the process.  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010, a free Solution Accelerator, is designed to fill that need.

    The latest MDT 2010 Update 1 release, now available for download, offers something for everyone:

    For System Center Configuration Manager 2007 customers:

    • New “User Driven Installation” deployment method. An easy-to-use UDI Wizard allows users to initiate and customize an OS deployment on their PCs that’s tailored to their individual needs.
    • Support for Configuration Manager R3 “Prestaged Media.” For those deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 along with new PCs, a custom OS image can easily be loaded in the factory and then customized once deployed. 


    For Lite Touch Installation:

    • Support for Office 2010. Easily configure Office 2010 installation and deployment settings through the Deployment Workbench and integration with the Office Customization Tool.
    • Improved driver importing. All drivers are inspected during the import process to accurately determine what platforms they really support, avoiding common inaccuracies that can cause deployment issues.

     More info at source

     Download the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 here.

  • BDD is no more... long live MD!

    Posted by vasudev on October 25 2007, 10:33 AM. Posted in Tools & Utils, Windows Deployment.

    "We are pleased to announce the RC1 release and new name for the fourth generation deployment Solution Accelerator, Microsoft Deployment.  The current generation of automated deployment tools from Microsoft is increasingly unified; the same tools, utilities and products in many cases offer support and functionality for desktop and server deployment tasks. Following the trend of unified tools, the Business Desktop Deployment team has incorporated new functionality and guidance to support automated server deployment in addition to desktop deployment capabilities. This expanded feature set, with its guidance and ability to automate installation of Windows client and server operating systems – as well as applications – has effectively outgrown the current name, Business Desktop Deployment. Previous Beta releases have been using the code name “Deployment 4” to refer to Microsoft Deployment before the name was finalized.

    Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. Microsoft Deployment adds integration with current Microsoft deployment technologies – System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Windows Deployment Services, and the Windows Automated Installation Kit – to  create a single path for image creation and automated installation. Microsoft Deployment adds integration with recently released Microsoft deployment technologies to create a single path for image creation and deployment, including:

    • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment
    • Windows Automated Installation Kit
    • Windows Deployment Services with new multicast technology
    • Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
    • User State Migration Tool 3.0.1
    • 2007 Office system
    • Windows Server 2008 Server Manager for automated server role definition

    This release candidate also offers an enhanced Microsoft Connect portal including technical frequently asked questions, deployment tips and tricks, a recommended 10-step program for new users to quickly get acquainted with deployment accelerators, customer-ready Solution Accelerator informational materials, and deployment-related conference presentations. Microsoft Deployment is available as an open beta download.

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