Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 now available for download


MDT 2012 now with support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview!


Reliable and Flexible OS Deployment—now with support for Windows 8, Windows Server “8” Beta, and System Center 2012

The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is now available for download.

Visit the Download Center to download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 now.

New features include:

  • Support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Integration with Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT) and Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
  • Support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview for deployments in a lab environment
  • Support for Windows Server “8” Beta

Support for Configuration Manager 2012: MDT 2012 provides support for Configuration Manager 2012 RC2 releases. MDT 2012 fully leverages the capabilities provided by Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment. Users now also have the ability to migrate MDT 2012 task sequences from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

Ease Lite Touch installation: The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) is now integrated with Lite Touch Installation, providing remote control and diagnostics. New monitoring capabilities are available to check on the status of currently running deployments. LTI now has an improved deployment wizard user experience. Enhanced partitioning support ensures that deployments work regardless of the current structure.

Support for Windows 8: MDT 2012 provides support for deploying Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” Beta in a lab environment.



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Comments (8)
  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Julian Rodriguez says:

    Does MDT 2012 RTM include support for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM? Or is it RC2 only?

  3. Ed says:

    Any idea when WAIK 2012 [?] will be available? From what I read, MDT 2012 and WAIK 7 still work together…

  4. cippa says:

    same problem of RC1!!!

    on an XP to Win7 refresh "unable to find USMT3 files" in ZTIUserState.log.

    all default task sequence with a backup from xp machine FAIL.

  5. cippa says:

    why is needed usmt3 to perform a user state capture?

  6. cippa says:

    If you are only upgrading your operating system, USMT3 is not needed. For Windows 7, USMT 4.0 is required.

    from mdt2012rc1 any task fail with "unable to find USMT3 files"

  7. Neb says:


    IDoes MDT 2012 includes support for Security Compliance Manager 2.5 ? The included version seems to be 2.0 only.

  8. Bad Dos says:

    Does 2012 support encrypting AD domain creds for auto join domain in a Lite touch deployment?

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