MDT Create Deployment Share and add OS Source Files (Part 2)

In the provious post I explained how to install MDT and install/updates the required services. In this post I explain how to create Deployment Shares and add the OS source files and patches.

Create Deployment Share

First of al we have to create a Deployment share where the OS files are saved. Follow the steos below to create the Deployment Share.

1. Right click the “Deployment Shares” in the “Deployment Workbench” and select “New Deployment Share”

Create Deployment Share

 2. Select the Path where all the files for deployment will be stored.

Path

 3. Specify the Share name you like to use, I left it default.

UNC Path

4. Give the share a Description, also here I used the default value.

Installing MDT 2012 Update 1 (Part 1)

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 it’s possible to deploy Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP within your organization.

MDT is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2012. To start using MDT download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25175.

 After downloading the MSI file start the installation, it’s basicly a next,next,finish installation.

1) On the Welcome Screen click Next.

Welcome Screen MDT

2) On the End User License Agreement, Accept the license terms and click Next.

End User License Agreement MDT

3) Because I work in a test environment I don’t want to use the Customer Experience Improvement Program, so I select “I don’t want to join the program at this time” and click Next.

Customer Experience Improvement Program MDT

4) I install all the features and click Next.