Monday, May 5, 2008

Windows Deployment Toolkit 2008

After downloading the MSI for Windows Deployment Toolkit, run the MSI doing a basic install (next, accept, next, finish). Once this is done, you will see a program on your start menu that looks like this:

Close all Config Manager Windows, and click on the ConfigMgr Integration. If you are on the server, it will automatically populate the Site server name, and the site code. If not, go ahead and enter this information in. Click Finish, and the install should be complete. Go ahead and load up the Config Manager console again. Edit a task sequence, and you will see an MDT section under "Add" with some extra goodies!

Windows Deployment Toolkit 2008

If you are doing deployments within SCCM, the Windows Deployment Toolkit 2008 gives you many more options within your task sequences. You can do things such as Install Language Packs, Install Roles and Features, Configure ADDS, DNS, DHCP, and install updates. You can download this for both 32 and 64 bit operating systems. The website is:

The next post will give detail instructions on how to install this...