Saturday, 15 March 2014

Step 1. Install and configure MDT 2013

Back to ConfigMgr main menu

Back to MDT Menu 

The first step is to install and configure the product. MDT 2013 is a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. It can be downloaded here.

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8 is also required. Download from here adksetup.exe

Install ADK first and choose the following options
  • Deployment Tools
  • Windows PE
  • USMT 
Have a look at this previous blog to see how to install ADK.

OK, so let's install MDT 2013. Double-click MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2013_x64.msi to launch the wizard.

Next to continue.

Accept the License Agreement and click Next.

Choose the default and click Next.

Click Install.

MDT 2013 has now been installed. Let's now carry out the initial configuration. Launch the MDT Deployment Workbench from the Start Menu.

Right click Deployment Share and choose to create one.

Enter the required path.  

 Accept the share name (or enter your own).

Enter a description.

Select your required options. Note the you MUST select "Ask if an image should be captured".

Click Next to create the deployment share.

Share is being created.

Share has been created.

See new deployment share.

See deployment share folder structure.

Step 1 is now complete. Step 2 is to add content to the deployment share.


  1. Phillip Balderos14 August 2014 at 16:59

    We use Bitlocker as part of our MDOP. Typically we encrypt Bitlocker manually and then wait for it to check in with the MBAM server so we can provided recovery keys as needed and also for reporting purposes. Have you used this bitlocker option before?

    1. Yes Phillip. I've used BitLocker & MBAM a lot. What do you need to know?

  2. Hi Gerry, I have an existing SCCM 2012 SP1 CU4 infrastructure with MDT 2012 Update 1. Can you advise if I upgrade to MDT 2013 will it have any effect on my current OSD Task Sequences ? Are there existing packages such as Toolkit Packages (udi wizard etc.,) that are automatically updated and will need to be replicated ?


    1. Have a look here

  3. Hi Gerry,

    Thank you very much... This is exactly what I was looking for