Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 is now Available

We are pleased to announce the release of our first update to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008  (MDT 2008).  We have added two major features:  OEM preload scenarios for Lite Touch Installation and Zero Touch Installation with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and a new management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1.  Minor updates…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Source Code Released

Source Code for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 has been released   We have released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 (build number 4.1.523.0) source code for customers and partners who want to make modifications, enhancements, or bug fixes to MDT’s components. Source Code is current as of the March 2008 release of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.   Source…

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How to Receive Support for Microsoft Deployment

We have received a number of emails and questions on how to receive support from Premier Support for Microsoft Deployment.  There have been several of you who have been routed to the incorrect support person while trying to receive support for Microsoft Deployment.  We apologize for your frustration and inconvenience. To get routed to the correct support…

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Microsoft Deployment Technical FAQ

Microsoft Deployment has been released for a little over three months and we now have had enough questions and support calls come in to generate a FAQ.  You might want to bookmark this post because we plan on updating this list as additional questions are asked. Lite Touch Installation Q:  Is it possible to change…

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Bug: Applications are not Selected Properly When Set through CustomSettings.ini or through the Database

A bug has been discovered in Microsoft Deployment where the Application List is not populating correctly if the Applications are pre-defined in the customsettings.ini or in the admin database.  To work around this bug a small change is needed in the wizard.hta.  Line 731 in the script currently reads like this: ElseIf oEnvironment.Item(strName & “1”)…

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Workarounds for two bugs in Microsoft Deployment

One thing that amazes me about this community is the number of early adopters and the incredible amount of feedback that we receive on our products.  We thank you very much for testing, implementing, and providing your feedback.  We released Microsoft Deployment almost two weeks ago and we have already seen two relatively minor bugs…

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Microsoft Deployment New Feature: Windows Update

One of the new tasks and scripts in the Microsoft Deployment Lite Touch Task sequence is called Windows Update.  This task is disabled in the default task sequence for the Client Template.  The task runs a script called ztiwindowsupdate.wsf.  One item to note is that the current version of this script requires client access to…

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Microsoft Deployment Quick Start Guide available as a download

If you are looking for a quick overview of how to set up the Microsoft Deployment environment, the Quick Start Guide is now available for download directly.  Based on feedback from the community, this guide offeres the walkthrough step by step instructions on how to set up Microsoft Deployment in a Lite Touch environment.  The…

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Microsoft Deployment FAQ

What is Microsoft Deployment? Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. Microsoft Deployment adds new deployment and task sequencing capabilities for desktops and servers using System Center Configuration Manager…

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