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MDT – Updated Powershell scripts for Windows ADK 10 and MDT 2013 update 1 Build 8298

Published / by Rens Hollanders / 3 Comments on MDT – Updated Powershell scripts for Windows ADK 10 and MDT 2013 update 1 Build 8298

Hi there,

So the word is out, Microsoft has re-released MDT 2013 update 1 after several bugs and errors have come forward during the deployment of Windows 10.

Each new version means that if you use scripts which have a dependency with tools such as MDT, you’ll need to check it for compatibility.

Since two years now I rely on configuring an entire deployment share environment by powershell. Since clicking and mouse pointing my way through ADK and MDT setups were killing my brain cells one setup at a time.

I’ll save you the deep dive into the script’s but here’s a short explanation:

Script 1 will: Automatically download Windows ADK for Windows 10, and MDT 2013 update 1 Build 8298 to the folder from where the script is executed and create a “Software” folder where the content’s are stored.

Once the downloads are completed both tools are installed with default settings silently. And lastly the script will enable the .NET framework and WDS feature / role to configure the server as a MDT deployment server.

Script 2 will: First ask you if you want to split wim files prior to configuring the deployment share. I’ve incorporated this question, since 4 Gb is the FAT32 file size limit and this is a need little option to instantly make your FAT32 UEFI deployments work! Next it will automatically configure an entirely new deployment share in a matter of seconds, with a logical folder structure. Selection profiles, the configuration of WinPE settings and the overall Settings.xml, read more about it here: MDT2013 – Configure everything with Powershell!!!

Now how does this look?

figure 1.1: Software folder created by download and installation scriptMDTDownload002
figure 1.2: The download and installation script doing it’s magic MDTDownload003
figure 1.3: Behold the installation of ADK, MDT and WDSMDTDownload004
figure 2.1: Execution of the Configure DeploymentShare scriptMDTConfigure001
figure 2.2: Script in progress..MDTConfigure002
figure 2.3: Script completeMDTConfigure003

figure 2.4: MDT Environment configured completelyMDTConfigure004

You can find the script’s here:

MDT Download and Install v1.0: OneDrive

MDT Configure DeploymentShare v3.0 for MDT 2013 Update 1 Build 8298: OneDrive

Questions, improvements, or want to show your appreciation, just give me a shout out in the comments

Cheers! Rens