MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta 1

The Microsoft Toolkit team is pleased to announce that Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Update 1 Beta 1 is now available for download!

Download MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta 1 now!

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

This release expands your capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Release Preview, Windows Release Candidate, and System Center Configuration Manager SP1 Community Technology Preview. Other notable new features include:

  • Support for using the DaRT 8 Beta with the Release version of the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).
  • New "Build Your Own Pages" support for User-Driven Installation (UDI), enabling to create new wizard panes using simple drag-and-drop operations – no coding required.
  • Integration with System Center Orchestrator, enabling task sequences to invoke Orchestrator runbooks at any point in the process.
  • Completely reworked "Roles and Features" logic, supporting both installation and removal, as well as providing a new Lite Touch wizard pane for selecting roles and features to install at time.
  • Support for 3.0 to make it easier to run PowerShell scripts inside task sequences on Windows 8, Windows 2012, and Windows PE 4.0.
  • Simple monitoring functionality for Configuration Manager task sequences, leveraging the monitoring capabilities provided initially in for Lite Touch deployments.
  • Improved " from VHD" capabilities, supporting both bare metal and refresh deployments.
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