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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta – now available

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta – now available

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MDT 2010 is the next version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a solution accelerator for operating system and application deployment. New features like flexible driver management, optimized transaction processing, and access to distribution shares from any location simplify deployment and make your job easier. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the fourth generation deployment accelerator from Microsoft. It is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment.

MDT benefits you by providing:

  • Detailed guidance and job aids for every organized role involved with large-scale deployment projects.
  • Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance.
  • Reduced deployment time, standardized desktop and server images, along with improved security and ongoing configuration management.

Additional infrastructure deployment tools are available as beta releases on the Connect Web site. They are open beta downloads. See below for instructions on how to access the Connect Web site.

Join the beta @ https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?SiteID=14&DownloadID=8689 

Or follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Beta at http://connect.microsoft.com.
  2. Sign in using a valid Windows Live ID to continue to the Invitations page.
  3. Scroll down to Microsoft Deployment Connection.

If you have not previously registered with Microsoft Connect, you might be required to register before continuing with the invitation process.

Related Resources

Check out other Solution Accelerators! Visit the Solution Accelerators page on TechNet, http://www.microsoft.com/solutionaccelerators, for additional information. We appreciate your comments and feedback, please send mail to satfdbk@microsoft.com . The MDT Team.

Join the beta @ https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?SiteID=14&DownloadID=8689

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  • If anyone goes to download this youll also want the WAIK 2.0 (beta) which isnt linked in the downloads inside MDT 2010.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4ad85860-d1f4-42a1-a46c-e039e3d0db5d&DisplayLang=en

  • Thanks Jordon.  I should have checked that.  

  • Ok so where did the MDT 2010 Beta go? Did Microsoft pull it for some reason?

    If you click the link by Join the beta above you get page not found. I did download the new WAIK and tried to download MDT from the setup page. The only version that is available is MDT 2008.

  • Wolverine:

    The link in this post is bad...MS changed it. However, if you go to connect.microsoft.com and click on the Connection Directory link and look for the Microsoft Deployment Connection title. There will be an Apply Now link.

    HTH.

    ~ Craig S.

  • I've installed MDT 2010 x64 and WAIK 2.0, but the "Components" node in Deployment Workbench is still displaying "Required" in front of "WAIK 2.0 x64".

    It seems that the DW mmc isn't aware that WAIK 2.0 is already installed... :-(

    I can't find a x64-specific version of WAIK 2...

    does anyone got the problem too ?