Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 Preview Now Available

The Enterprise Client Management team is happy to announce the availability of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 Preview!

What's new with MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview:

  • Support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview (LTI only) and the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 Technical Preview
  • Split WIM support for UEFI media scenarios
  • Completely revised Windows version logic including changes from string to integer comparison (“10” !> “6” but 10 > 6) and a new ZTIUtility function, GetMajorMinorVersion
  • Minor revisions to Deployment Workbench console interface

Here is your to do list:

  1. Download the installer from the MDT Connect portal.
  2. (3/27 UPDATE) Download the prerequisite Windows ADK for Windows 10 Technical Preview from the Windows Insiders program. See this post for further information on how to obtain it.
  3. Try MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview (lab only!) and then submit suggestions, bugs and feedback via the Connect portal. (You are welcome to post comments here, but make your feedback actionable by posting on Connect.)

(New members must first join the MDT group of the Client Management program on Connect.)

-- Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights.

Comments (43)
  1. Anonymous says:

    I updated the link above regarding the Windows 10 ADK download. As Matt notes it’s now available on the Windows Insiders program. I provide a link above to a more recent blog post with instructions on how to obtain it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yep, same here… page not found 404

  3. Anonymous says:

    When available on public site, Will MDT 2013 U1 completely replace MDT 2013?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great post. Thank you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice if you add a feature to MDT so it can backup and restore user’s data on a computer with bitlocker enabled so there won’t any need to decrypt the drive fist before image deployment.
    Something like asking for bitlocker key during deployment so MDT can unlock the hard drive to back up user’s settings and DATA.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I added a note to the post above – new members must first join the group. Try that, then you should get access.

  7. Eduardo Sena says:

    Create news!!!

  8. The Connect link does not work 🙁

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  9. Velmurugan S - Cognizant says:

    Yes, the connect link is giving Page not found error.

  10. JJ says:

    Thanks Aaron! Any idea if a fix to ztisetbackground.wsf in MDT that handles showing the deployment progress background is include or in the works? As I’m sure you know it stops working after the "Windows Setup" phase due to hoe Windows 8.1 and Windows
    10 handle the post-image OOBE. I imagine it has to be possible if the task sequence progress dialog can still be seen throughout the entire process.

  11. Scott S. says:

    I am getting an error downloading the ADK for 10 – The signature of adksetup.exe is corrupt or invalid Any help would be appreciated.

  12. Anonymous says:

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  13. Norberto Gomes says:

    Does it supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 previous versions ?

  14. Moneen says:

    A Microsoft tech changed my date and time, now they will not return it to real time

  15. Pralhad says:

    The link to download MDT 2013 Update 1 is broken can some one give the location to download MDT 2013 update 1.



  16. ShawnAlan says:

    You must subscribe to the program for the link to work. Visit to make that happen.

  17. Al E says:

    Is there any update on when the GA release for MDT 2013 U1 might be available?

  18. Dan_IT says:

    When will this RTM? Windows 10 Enterprise drops August 1st!

  19. Rom S says:

    +1 on RTM info

  20. TinoP says:

    We received Windows 10 Enterprise on July 29 as part of our MS agreement. Still can’t find anything on an MDT update. Stuck waiting on that.

  21. Mykel says:

    Ya hoping for the tools today but at least the preview of update 1 is still working. I made a copy of my deployment share and upgraded it to preview version. Generated a new boot wim and added it to wds pxe. they can either boot into the main share for
    standard images or boot into the preview version and get windows 10.

  22. Keith says:

    When is the "final" version of MDT 2013 Update 1 going to be released? It is still the ‘preview’ version as of Aug. 3rd.

  23. paul says:

    Yes, I see the Windows ADK for Windows 10 is available just not MDT 2013 Update 1. It would be nice to have feedback on when you expect it to be available, if it is not yet ready.

  24. PHK says:

    Also waiting for MDT 2013 Update 1 – would love to start work on deployment of Windows 10 Enterprise as soon as possible!

  25. Tmac says:

    Communication for the new release is terrible and leaves me without a plan for Windows 10 deployments. I’m getting requests to have Windows 10 installed and I have no plan in place. Just an idea on what’s going on would help. Please let us know if you
    have an expected release date.

  26. Paul M says:

    MS dropping the ball again. You’d figure they would release the DEPLOYMENT toolkit for Windows 10 at the same time or even BEFORE Windows 10 releases. Especially since they’re are pushing their customers to upgrade ASAP.

    Here’s another good one… Once you DO get Windows 10 installed, you won’t be able to manage your enterprise because they haven’t released the Windows 10 RSAT either. Another ball dropping…

  27. Mykel says:

    where r u update 1?

  28. rajaram says:

    Provide a link for MDT 2013 update 1.
    And, am facing error installing windows 10 through MDT 2013
    Error: NTLDR missing, Press alt+ctrl+delete

  29. John says:

    me too having the same error Error: NTLDR missing, Press alt+ctrl+delete

  30. Harvin Pacheco Covelli says:

    i have the same error :NTLDR missing, press crt+alt+supr. I need Help

  31. This MDT needs to be redesigned says:

    This is how it should be done. A simple web based interface that allows for the task sequence to be created, the task sequence should be completely simplified. It should be by design install drivers based on computer model. It should not have a wim file
    added. The wim file should be downloaded from MS servers within the software and it should automatically update when new builds are released from microsoft. A simple interface would allow for customisation. Software should be pushed out using powershell install
    commands, even old style software should be supported not only new interface software.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Dieser Gastbeitrag wurde uns freundlicherweise vom Education Support Center zur Verfügung gestellt

  33. DaGbyte says:

    Allegedly just announced…. download links??

  34. Rock says:

    Where is the download link ?

  35. James Chim says:

    Hi All,

    After Click the Link, will got the error.

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    Microsoft Connect welcome page.

  36. Paul Smith says:

    Is that link the official FULL update to MDT?

  37. Fabio Boatini Knabben says:

    Hi all,,

    I would like to request a oficial documentation for migration active directory and others infrastructure servers, could you please help me about it ?

  38. dingyang says:

    Does it supports Windows 10 previous versions ?

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