Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1

Microsoft Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of MDT, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. supports of 8, Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, Windows Server 2012, and Windows R2 in addition to of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

Some of the key changes in are:

  • Added support for 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Support for 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CTP: Added support in MDT for deploying 8 and Windows Server 2012 with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CTP, while supporting all new Configuration Manager functionality (offline BitLocker, UEFI, and Assessment and Kit).
  • Support for DaRT 8 Beta: Updated MDT to support DaRT 8 for 8 deployments, while continuing to support DaRT 7 for deployments. Added DaRT support for Configuration Manager scenarios.
  • New “Build Your Own Pages” User-Driven Installation (UDI) feature: Enhanced the UDI wizard and designer to enable IT pros to design their own wizard pages with little effort.
  • New System Center 2012 – Orchestrator support: Provided the ability to add steps into an OS task sequence to execute Orchestrator runbooks as part of the deployment process.
  • Other improvements: Added support for 3.0, reworked Roles and Features installation logic for Windows 8, improved “boot from VHD” scenarios, and added support for Configuration Manager monitoring.


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