New features in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

MDT 2010 was released September 9th 2009.

Michael Niehaus from Microsofts Deployment Team has posted an excellent series of blog posts describing the new features:

New Feature #1: Logging directly to the network

New Feature #2: Gathering virtualization details

New Feature #3: Suspend and resume a Lite Touch task sequence

New Feature #4: Folders everywhere

New Feature #5: Support for multiple deployment shares

New Feature #6: Drag and drop

New Feature #7: Boot image creation optimized

New Feature #8: No more visible command windows when booting Lite Touch Windows PE

New Feature #9: Copy and paste support in the Deployment Workbench task sequence editor

New Feature #10: Detection of signed drivers

New Feature #11: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support

New Feature #12: USMT 4.0 hardlink support

New Feature #13: New task sequence templates

New Feature #14: Database improvements

New Feature #15: Finish actions

New Feature #16: PowerShell support

New Feature #17: Customizable boot image process

New Feature #18: Selection Profiles

New Feature #19: Improved Driver Management

Other interesting posts on Michaels blog:

Running PowerShell scripts as part of a task sequence

Automatically update MDT 2010 boot images in WDS

 

For those who are working with MDT I would also recommend to follow the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Teams blog.

Be aware of the following bug described on their blog:Fix for ‘Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed” problem with MDT 2010

The Deployment Guys blog are also an excellent resource.

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