Microsoft has released the final version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1. Previously available as a preview, the final version is now available for download. The free solution accelerator from Microsoft not only introduces compatibility with deploying Windows 10 but it also introduces a new type of Task Sequence deployment scenario for the in-place upgrade. The released was announced on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team blog and the Windows IT Pro blog.
To get started, you can download the Windows ADK for Windows 10 from the Download kits and tools for Windows 10 page, near the bottom under the ‘Customize, assess, and deploy Windows on your hardware’ section.
You can then download MDT 2013 Update 1 from the Microsoft Download Center.
Significant changes in MDT 2013 Update 1:
- Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10
- Support for deployment and upgrade of Windows 10
- Support for integration with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 with the Windows 10 ADK (see this post on the Configuration Manager Team blog for more information on using the Windows 10 ADK with Configuration Manager)
Here is a more detailed list of some specific changes in this release:
- Support for new Enterprise LTSB and Education editions of Windows 10
- Support for modern app (.appx) dependencies and bundles
- Improved support for split image files (.swm)
- Switched to using DISM for imaging processes (instead of deprecated ImageX)
- Deployment Workbench revisions for deprecated content
- Enhanced accessibility within the Deployment Workbench
- Revised lists of time zones, regions and languages in the Deployment Wizard
- Removed Start menu shortcut for “Remove PXE Filter”
- Several MVP recommended fixes for Windows Updates, password handling, and PowerShell cmdlets
- Added missing OOBE settings to Unattend.xml
- Unattend.xml default screen resolution changed to allow for automatic scaling
- Updated task sequence binaries from System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1
- New GetMajorMinorVersion function for integer comparison of Windows version numbers
Check out the step-by-step documentation on TechNet: