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How to upgrade from MDT 2008 Update 1 to MDT 2010

Now that Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 are available, MDT 2008 installations should be upgraded to support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment.

Also, many new features are available, which I wrote about in this blog-post.


The upgrade procedure

1) Uninstall earlier versions of Windows Automated Installation Kit

2) Download and install Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7

3) Download and install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

4) Open Deployment Workbench. You should now find your Deployment Share.


Right-click the Deployment Share and choose “Open Deployment Share”.

Specify the path to your Deployment Share.

Check the checkbox “Upgrade the content of the deployment share” and press Next:


Press “Next”:


Review any warnings and press Finish:


Your Deployment Share are now available in the Deployment Workbench:


5) Upgrade the Windows PE boot images with new versions of Windows PE and the MDT-scripts.

To do so, right click the Deployment Share and choose “Update Deployment Share”:


Choose “Completely regenerate the boot images” and press Next:





6) If WDS are used to distribute the boot images, they must be updated.

To do so, open “Windows Deployment Services” from the Start-menu->Administrative tools.

Go to “Boot Images”, right click the boot image to update and choose “Replace”:


You`ll find the updated wim-files in the Boot-folder in the Deployment Share.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit are now upgraded to version 2010, and supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment.


September 25, 2009 - Posted by | Deployment, MDT 2010 |

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