First Windows Deployment - MDT



  • I'm having a right mare with MDT/WDS and getting a Windows 10 Deployment sorted.

    I've followed a few guides now and either nothing seems to happen when I PXE boot or use the ISO image, or I've managed to create a Test Image captured it. Added it to MDT for deployment and when I boot up there's nothing in the Task Sequence Selection box???

    Another issue i'm having is knowing if the Image I've downloaded for 1511 build is correct as when I import it MDT displays it as:-
    0_1452159199727_win10tech.png
    This was downloaded from the Volume Licensing Service Center

    Does anyone know any good step by step guides to deploy windows 10 PRO! not enterprise :D as most seem to be only for Tech Preview builds, nothing for real life lol



  • Considering that MDT/WDS really doesn't start to pay off until you have 250+ computers, and someone that size might have an Enterprise License Agreement with MS, I just don't see it being out long enough yet for there to be non MS guides.

    Those with Enterprise Agreements feel little/no pressure to move from Windows 7/8/8.1 at this time because the July 30th deadline is meaningless to them.

    Does MDT/WDS provide enough value to you versus using something like Clonezilla or FOG?



  • @Dashrender said:

    Considering that MDT/WDS really doesn't start to pay off until you have 250+ computers, and someone that size might have an Enterprise License Agreement with MS, I just don't see it being out long enough yet for there to be non MS guides.

    Those with Enterprise Agreements feel little/no pressure to move from Windows 7/8/8.1 at this time because the July 30th deadline is meaningless to them.

    Does MDT/WDS provide enough value to you versus using something like Clonezilla or FOG?

    Well we are a 300+ now but not on any VL agreement (mainly because I don't see the value in them :D)
    I only started looking at Microsoft MDT since it was FREE and when you google search "windows 10 deployment" most guides show that :D

    But yeah i'll going to start looking down the FOG route if I can't sort MDT out today lol



  • I never multicast an installation, so I just use Clonezilla instead of FOG.

    How are you going to handle the fact that you have to manually upgrade all of those machines to Windows 10 before you can deploy your image to them?



  • @Dashrender
    Well the plan at the moment is only to deploy to new machines. Then roll out SLOWLY!! lol.

    So idea is when a new machine arrives we upgrade to 10 (unless it comes OEM installed) then deploy the "image" that has required software on and updates, saving us a few hours :D



  • Does your roll out slowly still plan to be done by July 30?



  • @Dashrender said:

    Does your roll out slowly still plan to be done by July 30?

    Well yes and no. We will only do office machines not POS machines so the number is more like 150-200 machines :D
    But also we will only do them when we can and as many as we can lol.


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