Installing MDT 2013 build 8443

Here is a quick and easy rundown on installing MDT2013 build 8443 on System Center 2012R2.

Here is a summary of the significant changes in this build of MDT: taken from the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog

  • Supported configuration updates
    • Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607
    • Windows 10, version 1607
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Configuration Manager, version 1606
  • Quality updates
    • Deployment Wizard scaling on high DPI devices
    • Johan’s “uber bug” for computer replace scenario
    • Multiple fixes for the Windows 10 in-place upgrade scenario
    • Several fixes to Configure ADDS step
    • Removed imagex/ocsetup dependencies, rely solely on DISM
    • Includes the latest Configuration Manager task sequence binaries (version 1606)

Grab the download for build 8443 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54259. This link should hopefully always be updated with the latest version of the MDT.

Start the install

Accept the license agreement and Select Next.

You can change your path here if needed, otherwise accept the default and click Next.

Choose whether you want to join the customer experience improvement program. I always answer no! 🙂 Click Next.

Click Install to get the ball rolling.

Not that much to the actually setup.
Click Finish and you are done.

Now that MDT is installed, we just need to quickly configure it. If you use the new crappy start screen you will see this.

Using a start menu replace you will see something like this.

Click Configure ConfigMgr Integration to get started.

If you have an old version of MDT installed, you will have the option to remove it and rerun the program.
If you don’t have it installed, verify your site name and site code and click Next.

Shortly you should get a process completed screen. That’s all there is to configure it with ConfigMgr. Click Finish.

Next load up your ConfigMgr Console and check to see if everything worked.
Go to Software Library / Operating Systems and right click on Task Sequence.
You should see a new option called Create MDT Task Sequence.

Now if you edit an existing task sequence or create a new one, when you click on the Add button you should have an MDT section as well.

You are now done with the install. To configure MDT further or to learn how to use it to its full advantage with ConfigMgr, open the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Quick Start Guide for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to continue learning.

 

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I have worked in the computer repair field since the early '90s. I was a technician and then Coordinator of Computer Repair for Regional Education Service Agency II (RESA 2) for 18 years. I currently work for Wayne County Schools as a Network Engineer/Technology Specialist. I am responsible for the schools' Internet access, Wi-Fi, networks, servers, laptops, desktops, and operating systems and software.

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