Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for your patience. Here are the questions I got from events over the last few weeks, let me know what you think and if you need more information let me know.
Q: Where can I learn more about the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)?
A: You can learn more about the MDT here: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Also remember the MDT has some great built in documentation when you download the tool.
Q: What about OEM versions and using the MDT?
- Here is a great podcast: How Do I: Create a Standard Windows 7 Image for OEM Suppliers with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?
- You will also want to look at this site for even more tools: http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/training/windowsopk/pages/default.aspx
Q:What are the requirements for the MDT?
A: Here are the requirements from here: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86);Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86);Windows Server 2008;Windows Server 2008 R2;Windows Vista Service Pack 1;Windows Vista Service Pack 2
- Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.
- MMC 3.0 is required to run the Workbench and view the documentation on Windows XP.
Note MMC 3.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.
- Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 relies on several Windows deployment tools. After installation of the .msi package and startup of the Deployment Workbench, the user can choose to automatically download and install the following major tools from the Components:
- Windows Automated Installation Kit
- Application Compatibility Toolkit
- MSXML 6.0
- Microsoft Office Word or Word Viewer (available as a free download) can be used to view Word documents
- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats (available as a free download) can be used to open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office.
Q: Where can I find the slides?
A: Slides are located here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2010/10/27/technet-events-windows-7-deployment-firestarter-slides.aspx