Now that Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 are available, MDT 2008 installations should be upgraded to support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment.
Also, many new features are available, which I wrote about in this blog-post.
The upgrade procedure
1) Uninstall earlier versions of Windows Automated Installation Kit
2) Download and install Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7
3) Download and install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
4) Open Deployment Workbench. You should now find your Deployment Share.
Right-click the Deployment Share and choose “Open Deployment Share”.
Specify the path to your Deployment Share.
Check the checkbox “Upgrade the content of the deployment share” and press Next:
Review any warnings and press Finish:
Your Deployment Share are now available in the Deployment Workbench:
5) Upgrade the Windows PE boot images with new versions of Windows PE and the MDT-scripts.
To do so, right click the Deployment Share and choose “Update Deployment Share”:
Choose “Completely regenerate the boot images” and press Next:
6) If WDS are used to distribute the boot images, they must be updated.
To do so, open “Windows Deployment Services” from the Start-menu->Administrative tools.
Go to “Boot Images”, right click the boot image to update and choose “Replace”:
You`ll find the updated wim-files in the Boot-folder in the Deployment Share.
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit are now upgraded to version 2010, and supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment.