The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Soultion for Window Network Installation
Microsoft latest arrival in administrative tools quite rebellious and different from its previous version, but sill most diversified, enrich and flexible development kit that we have today. Though Microsoft has a slew and abundant software for different purpose and for particular task, several of them can perform and are able to perform a distinctive task but most intelligent way is to choose smart and accurate choice. Microsoft Development Toolkit is computer program which you network deployment of Microsoft window environment and Microsoft Office and you private saved setting for another computer.
According to Microsoft definition:
“The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) provides a unified collection of tools, processes, and guidance for automating desktop and server deployments. In addition to reducing deployment time and standardizing desktop and server images, MDT offers improved security and ongoing configuration management.”
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 is the newest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and offers:
• Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1
• Support for the deployment of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8
• Support for zero-touch installation (ZTI) with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Major difference between:
- WAIK its a set of tools that needs to be installed for you to be able to use MDT.WAIK 2.0 is a set of core tools you need to be able to deploy Windows 7. So whatever solution you use to deploy Windows 7 you most probably will always need the WAIK.
- WDS is able to deploy prepared OS Images using PXE Boot. With 2008 R2 it will also be able to include Drivers etc. but you still need to manually configure a lot of the steps yourself. MDT needs tools from WAIK to work properly. One good example is Windows SIM that makes you able to edit unattend.xml files.