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MDT 2013 Update 2 is primarily a quality release; there are no new major features. The following is a summary of the significant changes in this update:
- Security- and cryptographic-related improvements:
- Relaxed permissions on newly created deployment shares (still secure by default, but now also functional by default)
- Creating deployment shares via Windows PowerShell adds same default permissions
- Updated hash algorithm usage from SHA1 to SHA256
- Includes the latest Configuration Manager task sequence binaries
- Enhanced user experience for Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence
- Enhanced split WIM functionality
- Fixed OSDJoinAccount account usage in UDI scenario
- Fixed issues with installation of Windows 10 language packs
- Various accessibility improvements
- Monitoring correctly displays progress for all scenarios including upgrade
- Improvements to smsts.log verbosity
- Fixed Orchestrator runbook functionality
- Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2 is for operating system deployment leveraging the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10.
- MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server operating system deployments. MDT provides you with the following benefits:
- Unified tools and processes, including a set of guidance, for deploying desktops and servers in a common deployment console.
- Reduced deployment time and standardized desktop and server images.
- Support for the latest Windows ADK for Windows 10.
- Improvements to deployment and upgrade of Windows 10.
- Support for the current branch of System Center Configuration Manager (currently version 1511).
Windows 10 , Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Tech Preview
- Other Software Requirements
- The Windows ADK for Windows 10 is required for all deployment scenarios.
- System Center Configuration Manager, version 1511 or later, is required for zero-touch installation (ZTI) and user-driven installation (UDI) scenarios.
- If you are using ZTI and/or UDI, you are allowed to add the MDT SQL database to any version of System Center Configuration Manager with SQL Technology; if you are using LTI, you must use a separately licensed SQL Server product to host your MDT SQL database.
- To start the download, select a file from the list of Files in this Download and then click Download.
- To run the .msi file from its current location, click Run.
- Accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.
- Follow the steps in the installation process to complete the installation.
- To start Deployment Workbench, look in All apps in the Start menu for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
- Or, to save the .msi file to your computer for later installation, click Save.