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MDT 2012 now with support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview!
Reliable and Flexible OS Deployment—now with support for Windows 8, Windows Server “8” Beta, and System Center 2012
The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is now available for download.
Visit the Download Center to download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 now.
New features include:
Support for Configuration Manager 2012: MDT 2012 provides support for Configuration Manager 2012 RC2 releases. MDT 2012 fully leverages the capabilities provided by Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment. Users now also have the ability to migrate MDT 2012 task sequences from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.
Ease Lite Touch installation: The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) is now integrated with Lite Touch Installation, providing remote control and diagnostics. New monitoring capabilities are available to check on the status of currently running deployments. LTI now has an improved deployment wizard user experience. Enhanced partitioning support ensures that deployments work regardless of the current structure.
Support for Windows 8: MDT 2012 provides support for deploying Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” Beta in a lab environment.
Download MDT 2012.
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If you missed the announcement, MDT 2012 was released last week. At that point, the Download Center was updated so that the main MDT download is now MDT 2012. But we understand that some of you may still have a need to download MDT 2010 Update 1. The MDT Archive download center page, at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2932, now has those files. Note that MDT 2010 Update 1 will only be supported until April 2013, and that previous versions are no longer supported.