Announcement: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Preview Now Available

Announcement: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Preview Now Available

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The Client Management team is happy to announce the availability of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Preview. Download the installer file and release notes from the Client Management program on Connect in the MDT group.

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

MDT 2013 Preview includes:

  • Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1 Preview. (The Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Preview is available on the Microsoft Download Center.)
  • Support for deployment of Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8 families of operating systems.
  • Support for zero-touch integration (ZTI) with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Preview.

We encourage you to download and use MDT 2013 Preview, and then submit suggestions, bugs and feedback via the Connect site.

-- Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager

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

 

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  • Do you know when the final version appears?

  • I second that. With Windows 8.1 RTM right around the corner, any inkling of when the final version will be available. I'm about to deploy, but would like to have the latest tools installed (e.g. final version of Windows ADK 8.1) instead of having to "upgrade" them later.

  • Jimmy & fourpastmidnight -

    The final version is expected to be available around Windows 8.1 general availability later this month.

  • Nice to see that the Bug I reported 12 months ago has STILL not been fixed in this new version !!!

    ZTIDiskpart.wsf appears to have been updated in the new version, but the bug is still there :(

    The GetPartitionSize Function just a few dozen lines up from the end of the file has obviously been written by someone who doesn't quite grasp things properly. Every time this file is modified by an update I have to go back in and re-correct it, please sort it out guys.

    The section is pasted below, all the 1000's need changing to 1024, or the sizes are not done exactly as you ask for them.

    Elseif ucase(PartitionSizeUnits) = "TB" then

    GetPartitionSize = PartitionSize * 1000 * 1000

    Elseif ucase(PartitionSizeUnits) = "GB" then

    GetPartitionSize = PartitionSize * 1000

    Elseif ucase(PartitionSizeUnits) = "MB" then

    GetPartitionSize = PartitionSize