Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (8443) Now Available

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8443, is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, version 1607, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center (adksetup.exe file version 10.1.14393.0).

You may notice that we are not tagging this release with a year or update version. To better align with the current branches of Windows 10 and Configuration Manager, and to simplify the branding and release process, we are now just referring to it as the “Microsoft Deployment Toolkit”, using the build number to distinguish each release. This is not necessarily a “current branch” of MDT; we are committed to updating MDT as needed with revisions to Windows, the Windows ADK, and Configuration Manager.

Here is a summary of the significant changes in this build of MDT:

  • Supported configuration updates
    • Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607
    • Windows 10, version 1607
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Configuration Manager, version 1606
  • Quality updates
    • Deployment Wizard scaling on high DPI devices
    • Johan’s “uber bug” for computer replace scenario
    • Multiple fixes for the Windows 10 in-place upgrade scenario
    • Several fixes to Configure ADDS step
    • Removed imagex/ocsetup dependencies, rely solely on DISM
    • Includes the latest Configuration Manager task sequence binaries (version 1606)

See the following post on How to get help with MDT.


Frequently Asked Questions

In anticipation of some questions that you may have about this release (or MDT in general):

Q: Should I expect a release of MDT with every new Windows 10 and/or Configuration Manager release?
Not necessarily. We will revise MDT as needed when there are new releases of Windows 10, the Windows 10 ADK, and/or Configuration Manager, and take opportunistic quality updates at the same time.

Q: What branches of Windows 10 does MDT support?
MDT supports both the current branch of Windows 10 as well as the long-term servicing branch.

Q: What branches of Configuration Manager does MDT support?
For ZTI and UDI scenarios, MDT supports the current branch of Configuration Manager for an integrated solution for deploying Windows 10 current branch as well as prior Windows versions.

Q: When is the next planned release of MDT?
We do not currently have a timeframe. We will release any tactical changes as needed which may be required to support new builds of Windows 10 or Configuration Manager.

Q: Is this the last release of MDT?
No, we will continue to iterate and invest in the product.
If you have any other questions about this release, the comments will be open for a week or so. You can always hit me up on Twitter @AaronCzechowski. And let me reiterate the following post on How to get help with MDT.

— Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager

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