Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 2 of 10–Creating the Deployment Share–The Holy Grail of MDT 2012

To create a Deployment Share that will house the Operating System Images, Applications, Drivers, Packages, Scripts, Tools etc., follow the steps below:

Right Click on the Deployment Share and select New Deployment Share.


In the Deployment Share Path, provide the Path where the Deployment Share will be physically stored. In our case, we are storing our Deployment Share on the E drive.


The Share Pane will prompt to specify the Share name. We will stick to the default name which is DeploymentShare$ (it is an hidden or an administrative share).


In the Descriptive Name Pane, we will continue with the Default Name specified “MDT Deployment Share”.


New to MDT 2012 is the Options Pane, which provides you with 6 Options that you can configure. You can configure these later as well. We will stick with the defaults as they work well with our environment.


Summary Pane reviews our configuration. Click Next to create the Deployment Share.



Notice the View Script button on the right. It displays the PowerShell script that ran underneath to create the Deployment Share. Whatever you do with MDT UI is actually accomplished with the help of a PowerShell command behind the scenes.


Stay tuned for Part 3 of this series where I show you how to import Office 2010 and customize it using Office Customization Tool or OCT.

Happy Reading!

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