MDT Tutorial Part 1: Installation

Living Table of Contents

 

Today’s agenda: Install Software

  • Install the Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit (ADK)
  • Install the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

ADK Installation

If you read my last post I recommended running the ADK installation and selecting the option to download the files locally in preparation for the installation.  The reason for that is due to the nature of the ADK installation: The bits are retrieved on demand and it takes a while.  It’s very much as game of Hurry Up and Wait!

Run the ADK installation & optionally change the installation path

ADK-001

Decide whether you want to share statistics

ADK-002

Read over the EULA and if you agree, click accept

ADK-003

When you get to the feature selection stage, everything will be checked.  Uncheck everything except

  1. Deployment Tools
  2. Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

I personally also recommend checking:

  1. Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)
  2. Configuration Designer
  3. User State Migration Toolkit (USMT)

ADK-004

If you downloaded it locally, the installation should move at a decent clip and finish swiftly.  Stand up, stretch, take a quick walk & grab some water.

ADK-005ADK-006

Known Issue

There’s a known issue with the Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit (ADK) where the following prompt is displayed on systems due to two files being signed with an older certificate.

ADK-007

This is a well documented bug:

Fortunately this is easily fixed by applying the patch and instructions and code are included:


xcopy ".\amd64\wimmount.sys" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM\wimmount.sys"
xcopy ".\amd64\wofadk.sys" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM\wofadk.sys"

xcopy ".\x86\wimmount.sys" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\x86\DISM\wimmount.sys"
xcopy ".\x86\wofadk.sys" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\x86\DISM\wofadk.sys"

xcopy ".\arm64\wimmount.sys" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\arm64\DISM\wimmount.sys"
xcopy ".\arm64\wofadk.sys" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\arm64\DISM\wofadk.sys"

Or you can use the workaround suggested by Michael Niehaus.

MDT Installation

This is a straightforward installation with few options to configure since you can leave the defaults.

Run the installer & click next

MDT-001

Read through the EULA

MDT-002

You can leave the default options and optionally change the installation location.

MDT-003

Click next to start the installation and let it run for a few minutes to completion.

MDT-005 MDT-007

MDT-008

Milestone Reached!  A congratulations is in order!

In the next post we’ll crack open the Deployment Workbench and start setting ourselves up for imaging.

For now, I bid you Good Providence!

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