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.

Active Directory-Based Activation

In  previous post we Installed VAMT and then added licenses and devices, now we will create the possibility to use Active Directory-Based Activation. To use the Active Directory-Based Activation you need at least one Windows Server 2012 domain controller.

Installing Active Directory-Based Activation

To use AD-Based Activation you need to install the Volume Activation Services Server role. This can be done using the Server Manager. In the Server Manager click on Manage and then click Add Roles and Features.

Select Role-based of feature-based installation and click Next.

ADBA - Install (1)

Select the server which you want to install the Volume Activation Services on from the server pool and click next.

Select the Volume Activation Services in the Server Roles screen and click Next.

ADBA - Install (2)

A new screen (pop-up) will appear which displays the required features just select Add Features.