Some of you probably noticed a new download showed up today:
The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0aee2b4b-494b-4adc-b174-33bc62f02c5d
Be sure to read the “readme” that goes along with this at:
Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Readme http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349350(WS.10).aspx
A quick Q&A that I assembled from information in this readme and our own MDT testing:
This supplement is optional. If you do not need to modify the SP1 boot.wim and winre.wim files, you can continue to use the Windows 7 RTM tools, including WinPE 3.0, without installing this supplement. (So MDT and ConfigMgr can deploy WIndows 7 SP1 just fine using Windows PE 3.0.)
There’s no installer provided with this. You need to extract the contents of the download and then XCOPY the files over the top of your existing Windows AIK installation. See the details in the readme.
Yes, this is fully supported. (There is one small issue involving Windows 7 SP1, Windows PE 3.1, and having Windows RE included in your MDT-generated Lite Touch boot images, but if you don’t mind Windows RE not being there, you don’t need to worry about this.)
The Configuration Manager team is still testing Windows 7 SP1 and Windows PE 3.1, so this is unsupported until that testing is completed.
No, you need to download and apply that one (http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2011/02/02/usmt-4-0-support-for-office-2010.aspx) separately.