Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 – Now Available!

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 - Now Available!

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:

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    • 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.

For all existing customers:

    • A smooth and simple upgrade process. Installing MDT 2010 Update 1 will preserve your existing MDT configuration, with simple wizards to upgrade existing deployment shares and Configuration Manager installations.
    • Many small enhancements and bug fixes. Made in direct response to feedback received from customers and partners all around the world, MDT 2010 Update 1 is an indispensible upgrade for those currently using MDT (as well as a great starting point for those just starting).
    • Continued support for older products. MDT 2010 Update 1 still supports deployment of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Office 2007, for those customers who need to be able to support these products during the deployment of Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Next Steps

  • Download MDT 2010 Update 1 from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Learn more about MDT 2010 by visiting the MDT site on TechNet.
  • Get the latest news by visiting Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog.
  • Ask questions, post answers, and share your insights in the MDT Forum.

Comments (16)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Is this considered an upgrade [i.e. the original MDT 2010 is required] or can it be used as a new MDT setup as well?

  2. Anonymous says:

    It looks like the UDI component has higher system requirements than MDT. Shouldn't the documentation make that more clear?  I haven't been able to find the minimum system requirements for UDI anywhere except when installing the service.

  3. Dave says:

    I tried to download the new update. The downloaded file seems to be the "old" MDT 2010 setup file. Am I the only one with this problem?

  4. Jay P says:

    Do you know when USMT update for Office 2010 to 2010 migration will be released?

  5. Jay P says:

    Do you know when USMT update for Office 2010 to 2010 refresh deployments will be released?

  6. Mike T says:

    I also am getting the older version 5.0 (x86) when attempting to download the Update.  The file size is 10MB as opposed to 16MB, and the installer is labeled to install version 5.0.1641.0 (which I believe is MDT 2010 without the Update 1.

  7. Jason J says:

    As of 3:17PM today, when download STILL getting old version of the tool and not new 16MB 5.1.1642.1 version. Anyone know where else we might get the correct version or who we can notify so they will fix this?

  8. Ventajou says:

    Same here, the version downloaded is the old one.

  9. Jay P says:

    @Ebraiter – you should be able to install as a new MDT.  Note the read me that tells you to uninstall beta

  10. Paul Jorgensen says:

    Graphical Quickstart Guide to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

    The initial release of this guide is now available at

    Click on the link "Download the Graphical Quickstart Guide to MDT 2010" on the main page to go to the download page.


  11. Paul Jorgensen says:

    There is an updated version ( 1.1 ) of the Graphical Quickstart Guide to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 available now on that contains minor updates to the mapdrive sections.

  12. Mark Wright says:

    Hi, any ideas why the "Applications Installed" tab on the deployment summary of a UDI task sequence is always blank ?

  13. Paul Jorgensen says:

    Deploying Windows 7: Graphical Quickstart Guide

    Version 2 of this guide is now available at…/download_guide.html. This version includes information on MAP, ACT, SQL express, Mapdrive deployments, technical references, etc..

  14. Moosa says:

    Hi msdeployment,

    I have problem when I capture the image by the MDT, at the end it give me command that unable to connect to the MDT server. and make the process sleeping.

    what is the solution ??

    give your experience please

  15. Shiven says:

    Moosa, MDT isn't a server, I suppose you have a problem with your WDS server . You can start the capture ? Maybe you can check the rights.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 is now Available

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