Follow the “D”: BDD -> MD -> MDT!

I certainly hope this is the last of the name thrashing on this product for awhile. For those of you just getting used to the name change from Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator to Microsoft Deployment, the folks in Redmond have changed the name of this product again, and it’s now being referred to as the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008. Some official verbiage:


Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit 2008—Unified Tools and Guidance for Desktop and Server Deployment Automation. Download it today!

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 has been released! This is an update to Microsoft Deployment, released in November 2007.

MDT 2008 extends existing functionality to deploy Windows Vista® SP1 and Windows Server® 2008 for both Lite Touch and Zero Touch deployments using Systems Management Server 2003* and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. This release of MDT supports Windows AIK 1.1 and configuration of Active Directory® directory service, DNS, and DHCP server roles. To learn more and download the latest content, go to


p>As of this posting, the MS Deployment site had not been updated with the name change, but expect that very soon. Start downloading today – this product has only gotten better and better, and I expect that this version will not disappoint. Of course, now that I’ve said that…

We’ll be watching this one very closely, as it’s our bread and butter.

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