MDT 2013 Update 1 Now Available

The Microsoft Toolkit (MDT) 2013 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This requires the Windows Assessment and Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section, “Customize, assess, and deploy Windows on your hardware.” The page also includes other Windows kits; remember for deployment you only need the Windows for .)

Significant changes in 2013 1:

  • Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for
  • Support for deployment and upgrade of
  • Support for integration with Configuration Manager SP1 with the ADK (seethis post on the Configuration Manager Team blog for more information on using the Windows 10 with Configuration Manager)

Here is a more detailed list of some specific changes in this release:

  • Support for new Enterprise LTSB and Education editions of
  • Support for modern app (.appx) dependencies and bundles
  • Improved support for split files (.swm)
  • Switched to using DISM for imaging processes (instead of deprecated ImageX)
  • Deployment Workbench revisions for deprecated content
  • Enhanced accessibility within the Deployment Workbench
  • Revised lists of time zones, regions and languages in the Deployment Wizard
  • Removed Start menu shortcut for “Remove Filter”
  • Several MVP recommended fixes for Windows Updates, password handling, and PowerShell cmdlets
  • Added missing OOBE settings to Unattend.xml
  • Unattend.xml default screen resolution changed to allow for automatic scaling
  • Updated task sequence binaries from Configuration Manager SP1
  • New GetMajorMinorVersion function for integer comparison of Windows numbers
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