This will be a quick-start guide for integrating MDT 2010 Update 1 with ConfigMgr SP2/R2.  This information is provided as-is. This first part will cover the installation and integration with ConfigMgr.  I will cover the specific integrations within ConfigMgr in Part 2 and Part 3.

If you want specific information on UDI (User Drive Installation) setup and components, then I would point you to one of my previous posts on UDI.

Installing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

First download the appropriate version of MDT from here:

MDT 2010 Update 1 Download

There are several places you could install MDT, however, I typically prefer/recommend that it’s installed on one of the ConfigMgr site servers, but you can install it on another server if that is your preference, the only requirement is having the ConfigMgr console installed on that system.

Locate the installation files you downloaded and launch the appropriate install file for the architecture of the server you are installing it on. This would be either “MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2010_x64.msi” or “MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2010_x86.msi”

On the main installation screen, click "Next”:

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Click the checkbox to accept the license agreement, then click “Next”:

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Review the features, you shouldn’t need to change anything, click “Next”:

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On the final screen, click “Install”:

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Once installed, click “Finish”:

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Once installed, you have a new program group in your Start Menu:

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Integrating with System Center Configuration Manager

To integrate with ConfigMgr, we will need to run the “Configure ConfigMgr Integration” program icon:

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Once the wizard is launched, ensure the Site Server Name and Site Code match the site you want to install the integration for:

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Then click “Next”:

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You’ll see a summary and you should see “Operation Completed Successfully” listed:

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Click on “Finish” to exit the wizard:

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Open up your ConfigMgr console, and expand the “Operating System Deployment” node.

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The integration of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with ConfigMgr adds a new right-click option to both Boot Images and Task Sequences. 

New option for creating Boot Images:

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New option for creating Task Sequences:

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That covers the basic installation, we’ll take a look at the new Boot Image and Task Sequences in the next few posts.