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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1 Now Available

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1 Now Available

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The next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for beta download. To participate, register for MDT 2012 Beta 1 at Microsoft Connect.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. For Lite Touch installations, MDT 2012 improves the overall client-side user experience, while also providing behind-the-scenes enhancements for partitioning, UEFI, and user state migration. These features, combined with many small enhancements, bug fixes, and a smooth and simple upgrade process, make MDT 2012 Beta 1 more reliable and flexible than ever.

Key Benefits:

  • Fully leverages the capabilities provided by System Center Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment.
  • Improved Lite Touch user experience and functionality.
  • A smooth and simple upgrade process for all existing MDT users.

Tell the MDT team what you think! To participate in the MDT 2012 Beta 1 program, download and test the tool in your environment and then provide timely feedback and suggestions to our development team. MDT 2012 Beta 1 runs through August 2011. Please submit your feedback through Connect and direct any support questions you may have to satfdbk@microsoft.com. Thank you for taking the time to help us improve the MDT product feature and functions. Your time and assistance are much appreciated.

Next steps:

· Join MDT 2012 Beta 1 and tell the MDT team what you think!

· Help spread the word—share the beta invitation link with your friends.

· Send your comments to the MDT Team.

· Learn more about the MDT.

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Comments
  • Hi, this is a great tool indeed. We were waiting for the new version. Currently using MDT 2010 U1. Just wanted to know that are there any options for SBS 2011 series (or does this support sbs)?

  • When is the estimated release date for MDT 2012?

  • Will this new update make it easier to add applications/programs to a deployment?

  • Ok just one stupid question, when doing a deployment to whatever reference computer why do you have to restart the reference computer to start the deployment. Is not true that’s why the MTD was made to be able to deploy whatever operating system to as many # without touching those other computer?

  • Ok just one stupid question, when doing a deployment to whatever reference computer why do you have to restart the reference computer to start the deployment. Is not true that’s why the MTD was made to be able to deploy whatever operating system to as many # without touching those other computer?

  • Will MDT 2012 now have a real progress for an Win7 image apply which uses SETUP rather than Imagex ?

  • Will this be drastically improved from the previous update or is it pretty much the same?

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