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MDT 2010 Beta 2 Version:5.0.1210.0 is on Connect now

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 26, 2009

Microsoft has released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta 2 version: 5.0.1210.0 on Connect. The latest version of MDT2010 contains major improvements and adoption against Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=12463&SiteID=14

You can “upgrade” existing MDT solutions if you want to, but please, please read the release notes before you begin doing that. It is very important that you use the correct version of WAIK.

Important Release Information:

  • Light Touch Installation(LTI) based deployments should use Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 RC (build 7100).
  • Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Beta should use Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 RC (build 7100).
  • Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 should use Windows Automated Installation Kit v1.1.

Please read Release Notes before installing MDT 2010 beta 2.

This release supports the deployment of the Windows® 7 Release Candidate (RC), build 7100; Windows Vista®; Windows XP; Windows Server® 2008; and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. See the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Documentation Library for the complete documentation for this release, which is included with MDT 2010 (No support for SMS2003, watch out, just SCCM)

My friend Johan Arwidmark has already made a blog post on this subject with a list of all new features (Hi is always faster…:-))

http://www.deployvista.com/Blog/JohanArwidmark/tabid/78/EntryID/92/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Next up is some kind of step-by-step :-)

/mike

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