In our last post we imported some Operating System source files to begin using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) for building and capturing a Windows image.

Now we are going to create an Application Package to get the Deployment Share ready to use fully.

Start by launching the Deployment Workbench.

MDT Install 07

We will now create an example Application Package that will be installed and become a part of our Windows image.

Expand the Deployment Share that was created, and right-click on the Applications folder and choose New Application. This will initiate the New Application Wizard.

MDT New Application 01

On the Application Type screen, choose the “Application with source files” option, and then click Next.

New Application Wizard 01

On the Details screen, complete the fields displayed, then click Next.

NOTE: The only field that is required is the Application Name, all other information is optional.

New Application Wizard 02

On the Source screen, provide the Source Directory for the application installation files, then click Next.

NOTE: Notice specifically what this screen says. It states: “In order to add this application, all the files need to be copied to the deployment share.” So the files will be copied into DeploymentShareApplications. You will want to ensure you have sufficient space.

New Application Wizard 03

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.

New Application Wizard 04

On the Command Details screen, enter the command line for installation of the application, and then click Next.

New Application Wizard 05

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

New Application Wizard 06

On the Confirmation screen, once the application source files have been copied/imported, click Finish.

New Application Wizard 07

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

MDT New Application 02

Let’s now move on to creating a Task Sequence for the build and capture process.

Here is a video walk through: