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2 Michael Niehaus & Tim Mintner Senior Software Development Engineers Microsoft Corporation WCL309

3 Introducing MDT 2010 MDT 2010 is a significant upgrade from MDT 2008 Still supports Windows XP and above Drops support for SMS 2003 MDT 2010 adds full support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 and latest deployment tools: Windows Automated Installation Kit 2.0 Windows PE 3.0 New way to construct an image USMT 4.0 New hard-link and offline migration capabilities Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Replaces several previous tools, adds new enumeration capabilities MDT 2010 makes these changes transparent

4 Deployment Workbench Architecture Enhancements PowerShell Capabilities Task Sequence and Script Enhancements Configuration Manager Improvements Enhanced automation capabilities Improved extensibility for customers and partners A platform to build on Improve diagnostics, logging, errors, recovery Support deployment to any disk or partition New features MDT 2010 Focus Areas Support for the ConfigMgr R2 and SP2 releases Integrate Windows 7 enhancements Script and task sequence improvements Improve administrative processes Support more than one user New scenarios with more flexibility

5 Deployment Workbench Architecture Enhancements Improve administrative processes Support more than one user New scenarios with more flexibility MDT 2010 Focus Areas Folders everywhere Drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste, cut-and-paste support Expanded scenarios Local, network, standalone DFS Multiple deployment shares, multiple users Copy between deployment points Replication Create “linked deployment shares” for replication Define selection profiles to control what is copied, as well as whether to merge or replace New database capabilities Additional columns Dynamic column display

6 Deployment Workbench Overview Michael Niehaus Senior Software Development Engineer Microsoft Corporation

7 PowerShell Capabilities MDT 2010 Focus Areas Complete PowerShell support Anything you can do from the UI can be scripted Drive provider for enumerating folders, items, and properties Cmdlets to help with importing content, generating boot images, etc. Ideal for hydration, automated customization, and reporting Can be leveraged for “alternative” UIs We don’t plan to deliver any Enhanced automation capabilities Improved extensibility for customers and partners A platform to build on

8 PowerShell Capabilities Michael Niehaus Senior Software Development Engineer Microsoft Corporation

9 Task Sequence and Script Enhancements MDT 2010 Focus Areas Improved diagnostics and logging More specific errors (instead of just success or failure) Real-time logging directly to a network share Log collecting Better network retry logic Formatting and structure improvements Common functionality will be moved into library scripts Increase modularity (to help us with testing) Improve readability (to help you follow the logic) Improve diagnostics, logging, recovery Support deployment to any disk or partition New features

10 MDT 2010 Focus Areas Refresh BitLocker-encrypted machines Without decrypting when deploying Windows 7 Deploy to any disk or partition Windows Vista or later Security improvements Variable obfuscation Wizard improvements No more command windows (with F8 support) Task Sequence and Script Enhancements Improve diagnostics, logging, errors, recovery Support deployment to any disk or partition New features

11 Task Sequence and Script Improvements Tim Mintner Senior Software Development Engineer Microsoft Corporation

12 Configuration Manager Improvements MDT 2010 Focus Areas USMT 4.0 hard-link support All previously-discussed script enhancements VARIABLES.DAT no longer used General-purpose wizard capability Replaces “Unknown Computer” wizard Support for the ConfigMgr R2 and SP2 releases Integrate Windows 7 enhancements Script, wizard, and task sequence improvements

13 ConfigMgr Improvements Tim Mintner Senior Software Development Engineer Microsoft Corporation

14 Next Steps Be on the lookout for MDT 2010 Beta 2 Sign up for the beta program on nowhttp://connect.microsoft.com Watch for announcementshttp://blogs.technet.com/msdeployment Participate in the MDT community MSSMS mailing list hosted by Newsgroups and forums Blogs such as and Provide feedback Look for the feedback link on us directly at or

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16 Sessions On-Demand & Community Resources for IT Professionals Resources for Developers Microsoft Certification and Training Resources Microsoft Certification & Training Resources Resources

17 Related Content Breakout Sessions Hands-on Labs MGT321: Techniques for Managing Drivers with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, today 10:15 WCL02-HOL: Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 WCL04-HOL: Lite Touch Installation Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 WCL09-HOL: Zero Touch Installation Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 and System Center Configuration Manager WCL10-HOL: Windows 7: Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta to Create Standard Images to Handoff to OEMs

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20 © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.


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