Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 – Part 3: Import Operating System Source Files

In our last post we created a new Deployment Share to begin using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) for building and capturing a Windows image.

Now we are going to do a few things to get the Deployment Share ready to use fully (i.e. importing Operating System files, preparing Application packages, creating Task Sequences, etc.).

Start by launching the Deployment Workbench.

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Import Operating System Source Files

The first thing we will do is import an Operating System source files.

Expand the Deployment Share that was created, and right-click on the Operating Systems folder and choose Import Operating System. This will initiate the Import Operating System Wizard.

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On the OS Type screen, select Full Set Of Source Files, and then click Next.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 3: Import Operating System Source Files

On the Source screen, provide the directory that contains the source files for the Operating System you want to import, then click Next.

For example, since I am working in a Virtual Machine (VM), I mounted the ISO file for Windows 8.1 to the D: drive.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 3: Import Operating System Source Files

On the Destination screen, either accept the default name supplied for the directory that will be created, or provide your own name, then click Next.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 3: Import Operating System Source Files

On the Summary screen, review the information displayed, then click Next.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 3: Import Operating System Source Files

On the Confirmation screen, once the import has completed, click Finish.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 3: Import Operating System Source Files

When you return to the Deployment Share, within the Operating Systems folder you will now see an entry for the Operating System that was imported.

mdt-install-07 Working With The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 - Part 3: Import Operating System Source Files

Let’s now move on to creating an Application Package.

Here is a video walk through:

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