This Blog Is Now Retired

Hello Everyone We have retired this blog. We are now blogging as part of the new Configuration Manager blog on the Microsoft TechCommunity located here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/bg-p/ConfigurationManagerBlog Join us there for announcements and best practice posts from the MDT team. To get started: Create your account on the Microsoft TechCommunity Join the System Center Configuration Manager community…


MDT 8450 Now Available

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8450, is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update supports the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, version 1709, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center (adksetup.exe file version 10.1.16299.15). Here is a summary of the significant changes in this build of MDT: Supported…


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (8443) Now Available

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8443, is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, version 1607, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center (adksetup.exe file version 10.1.14393.0). You may notice that we are not tagging this release with a year or…


MDT 2013 Update 2 Now Available

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2 (6.3.8330) 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. (Note that there are known issues with the v1511 release of the Windows 10 ADK and System Center…


How to get help with MDT

20 December 2017 Update: Microsoft Connect is closing soon, so I’m updating this guidance. I posted this in the comments of a post a few months ago, but think it warrants its own post. For those of you that are having issues with MDT, blog comments are a tough way to troubleshoot and likely will…


MDT 2013 Update 1 re-released (build 8298)

As noted in my previous post, given the number of issues with the original build of MDT 2013 Update 1 (8290), we have released a newer build (8298) to address many of these issues. The Download Center is updated with the new build and is still considered MDT 2013 Update 1. Build 8290 is no…


MDT 2013 Update 1 Release Notes and Known Issues

9/15 Update: We have re-released MDT 2013 Update 1. Please see this post with revised release notes and updated known issues. The following information is deprecated, but kept live for historical reference.   This post is to serve as the release notes and known issues list for the current release of MDT 2013 Update 1…


MDT 2013 Update 1 Now Available

9/15 Update: We have re-released MDT 2013 Update 1. Please see this post with revised release notes and updated known issues.   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…


Windows 10 ADK release and MDT 2013 Update 1 plans

The Windows ADK for Windows 10 is now available at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/dn913721.aspx#deploy. (The page also includes other Windows kits; remember for deployment you only need the Windows ADK for Windows 10.) The MDT product team is working hard to finalize MDT 2013 Update 1, and currently plan on releasing it in August. We know how excited…


MDT Updates for Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10041

Last week the Windows team released a revision to the Windows 10 Technical Preview. As many of you discovered, this new build does not play nicely with MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview. While the MDT Preview properly detects that Windows version 10 is in fact greater than 6 we had a number of bugs regarding the…