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How to upgrade to MDT 2008 Update 1: Lite Touch

How to upgrade to MDT 2008 Update 1: Lite Touch

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We've received a number of questions over the past few days on the best way to upgrade from MDT 2008 to MDT 2008 Update 1 without losing any settings.  The most common problem that has been seen is that the Deployment Points are no longer present after installing MDT 2008 Update 1.  The following instructions will allow you to upgrade and maintain all of your existing settings:

1.  Before installing MDT 2008 Update make a backup of the Deploy.XML file.  The file is located by default in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Deployment Toolkit\Control

deployxml

2.  Install the MDT 2008 Update 1 MSI

3.  Launch the Deployment Workbench and right click on Distribution Share and choose Create distribution share directory

DistributionShare

4.  A wizard will then be presented.  Choose Upgrade an existing distribution share and type or browse to the path of your existing distribution share.  Check the check box to Backup existing scripts and configuration files and click on Finish (the files will be backed up to the Distribution\Backup folder)

UpgradeDistributionShare

5.  Close the Deployment Workbench and restore the Deploy.xml that was backed up earler to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Deployment Toolkit\Control, overwriting the existing file

6.  Launch the Deployment Workbench, navigate to the Deployment Points and your Deployment Points should now be visible.

7.  Right click on each Deployment Point and choose Update.  This will update all of the Windows PE images with the correct version of the scripts

UpdateDP

8.  If you are using WDS, you will now need to replace your boot image in WDS with the updated Lite Touch WIM file

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  • Some folks are experiencing issues with upgrading MDT 2008 to Update 1, so the folks at Microsoft have

  • What’s New in MDT 2008 Update 1? MDT 2008 Update 1 includes new capability for OEM preload scenarios,

  • I have noted an issue after applying update 1 where if I try to update two deployment points in sucession without closing the workbench in between, I receive the following error: "An unexpected error occured while updating the deployment point.  The process cannot access the file 'C:\Distribution\\Tools\x86\wimgapi.dll' because it is being used by another process."

    Clicking on "Show the error details" produces the following:

    Assembly: mscorlib  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: Microsoft.ManagementConsole  Assembly Version: 3.0.0.0  File Version: 5.2.3790.2612

    Assembly: MMCFxCommon  Assembly Version: 3.0.0.0  File Version: 5.2.3790.2612

    Assembly: System  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: System.Windows.Forms  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: System.Drawing  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: System.Configuration  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: System.Xml  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: Microsoft.BDD.Workbench  Assembly Version: 3.0.0.0  File Version: 4.2.523.40

    Assembly: Microsoft.BDD.ConfigManager  Assembly Version: 3.0.0.0  File Version: 4.2.523.40

    Assembly: System.Data  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: System.Management  Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0  File Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

    Assembly: Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface  Assembly Version: 6.0.0.0  File Version: 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)

    Assembly: Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common  Assembly Version: 6.0.0.0  File Version: 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)

    System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Distribution\\Tools\x86\wimgapi.dll' because it is being used by another process.

      at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

      at System.IO.File.InternalCopy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite)

      at System.IO.File.Copy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite)

      at Microsoft.BDD.ConfigManager.DeployItem.GetTools(String platform, PEManager peManager, String deployPointDest)

      at Microsoft.BDD.ConfigManager.DeployItem.GetTools(String platform, PEManager peManager, String deployPointDest)

      at Microsoft.BDD.ConfigManager.DeployItem.Generate(String platform, String localLogFile, Boolean skipPE)

  • I noticed that after upgrading to MDT 2008 Update 1, I no longer have the job aids that were once available.  I understand that everything is now supposed to be within the help .chm file but we seem to no longer have things like project process & team Guidance, templates, etc. that were once located within the BDD or MDT "wheel" in the Workbench Documentation node.  Is this by design or will they be back?  Are these gone for good now?  

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  • hmm.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89&DisplayLang=en

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1

    Version: 4.2

    Date Published: 9/4/2008

    what's new eh?

    I guess, only print-ready docs are added (since the bins are all the same).

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  • I understand that everything is now supposed to be within the help .chm file but we seem to no longer have things like project process & team Guidance, templates, etc.

  • Thx..

    Just one question: i can't find the

    How to upgrade to MDT 2008 Update 2 in your blogging.

    Can you show me the link?

    Matt

  • This is very good news was well informed that the followers of the issue I am. Thank you ...

  • After upgrading to MDT 2008 Update 1, I do not have the support of the work once available. I understand that everything is now assumed that within the aid. Chm, but no longer seem to have things like project process and team guidance, templates, etc. that were previously located within the BDD or MDT "wheel" in the Workbench documentation node. Is this by design or go back? Are these gone for good now?

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