The latest version of MDT is now available on Connect (Join the MDT 2012 Beta 2 Connect program here!)
MDT 2012 Beta 2 offers new User-Driven Installation components and extensibility for Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012 as well as integration with the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) for Lite Touch Installation remote control and diagnostics.
Key benefits include:
New features For System Center Configuration Manager customers:
New features For Lite Touch Installation:
MDT 2012 Beta 2 will be available for beta download through to January 2012.
Already using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit? the MDT team would like to hear about your experiences. Please send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post was contributed by Richard Smith, a Principal Consultant with Microsoft Services UK
I am currently evaluating MDT2012 BETA 1 and have the following query regarding deploying to a VHD.
I can successfully run the 'Deploy to VHD Client Task Sequence' on a machine which will Wipe the HDD, create a VHD and install W7 to the VHD which I can then boot from.
Is it possible to use this task sequence to deploy W7 to a VHD that sits within an existing OS (Dual boot) e.g You have existing Windows 7 installation which remains intact and you deploy to for example a new VHD in C:\VHD\Test.vhd thus leaving the existing install and basically adding a new OS.
I hope this makes sense and would appreciate any responses to this query.
Can I run native PS commands in the 'Run Powershell Script' sequence step or only PS scripts?
Correction to post above I am evaluating MDT2012 BETA 2..
I am currently evaluating MDT2012 BETA 2 and have the following query regarding deploying to a VHD.
grr I always get a page not found when trying the link to connect. I cant even see MDT in the connect product directory at
whats it hidden under? :-(
Try the following link -
still fails with The content that you requested cannot be found or you do not have permission to view it.
regardless if I am signed into connect or not, and I have now tried 3 connect accounts (created a new one).
wierd but not the end of the world.
aha, if people are having trouble finding this beta on Connect, create a new Live profile and make sure you select US for the location. Probably works for most countries, but not all
Can you please email me directly, I would like to esculate this internally for you. My email should be easy to figure out ;).
looking forward for it
Where might I find a copy of MDT 2012 Update 2? The link above pointed back to update 1...
There is no MDT 2012 Update 2. Update 1 is the latest.