Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012   Leave a comment

Visit the Microsoft Download Center to download MDT 2012 now! 

Download the latest release to stay up-to-date on your deployment needs. New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever!

Key Benefits:

· Support for Configuration Manager 2012

· Customizable deployment questions

· Ease Lite Touch installation

· Secure deployments

· Reliability and flexibility

· Support for Windows 8

Support for Configuration Manager 2012:This update provides support for Configuration Manager 2012 RC2 releases. MDT 2012 fully leverages the capabilities provided by Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment. The latest version of MDT offers new User-Driven Installation components and extensibility for Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012. Users now also have the ability to migrate MDT 2012 task sequences from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

Customize deployment questions:For System Center Configuration Manager customers, MDT 2012 provides an improved, extensible wizard and designer for customizing deployment questions.

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.

Secure Deployments:MDT 2012 offers integration with the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool to ensure a secure Windows deployment from the start.

Reliability and flexibility:Existing MDT users will find more reliability and flexibility with the many small enhancements and bug fixes and a smooth and simple upgrade process.

Support for Windows 8:MDT 2012 provides support for deploying Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” Beta in a lab environment.

Learn more

Visit the MDT home page:www.microsoft.com/MDT

What’s Been Removed from This Release?

This release of MDT does not include the following features that existed in previous versions of MDT:

· Support for prerelease versions of Configuration Manager 2012

· Support for installation of MDT on Windows Server 2003

· Support for installation of MDT on Windows Vista

· Support for installation of MDT on Windows XP

· Support for Windows Deployment Services running on Windows Server 2003

· Original equipment manufacturer task sequence templates from ZTI (Instead, use the prestaged media capabilities in Configuration Manager 2012 and Configuration Manager 2007 R3.)

Operating system

LTI

ZTI

UDI

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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Windows Server 8 Beta

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Windows 7

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Window Server 2008 R2

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Windows PE version 3.1

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Windows PE version 3.0

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Windows Vista (with SP1 and later)

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Windows Server 2008 (all service pack levels)

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Windows XP (with SP3)

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Windows Server 2003 R2

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˜ = supported

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