Optimize the boot image updating process
Provides guidance and step-by-step instructions for managing ZTI deployments using the Configuration Manager console in Configuration Manager, including managing operating systems, device drivers, applications, and other deployment elements.
Provides guidance for deploying Windows operating systems and applications using MDT, Configuration Manager, and the UDI Wizard.
Table 2 lists each section in this guide, with a brief overview of each.
Provides guidance for completing the planning tasks in preparation for MDT deployments.
The purpose of MDT is to help automate the deployment of Windows operating systems and applications to desktop, portable, and server computers in the environment.
At a high level, MDT automates the deployment process by configuring the unattended Setup files for Windows and packaging the necessary files into a consolidated image file that you then deploy to reference and target computers.
applies to the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 unless otherwise noted.
Only MDT is used in LTI deployments, while ZTI and UDI deployments are performed using MDT with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
This document covers these deployment methods and shows how to customize the deployment process for an organization.
In addition to this document, Table 1 lists other documents that will help you perform deployments using MDT in your organization.
Provides scenario-based samples of how to solve common deployment issues using MDT.Provides information about the task sequence steps, properties, support files, utilities, and databases used in MDT deployments.Use this document to help customize MDT deployments for your organization.Review this section to help identify prerequisites, perform capacity planning, and perform any infrastructure remediation prior to deployment in a production environment, and learn how to install MDT in the environment.