First published on TECHNET on Dec 21, 2017
The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8450, is now available on the Microsoft Download Center . This update supports the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, version 1709, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center (adksetup.exe file version 10.1.16299.15).

Here is a summary of the significant changes in this build of MDT:

  • Supported configuration updates

    • Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1709

    • Windows 10, version 1709

    • Configuration Manager, version 1710



  • Quality updates (titles of bug fixes)

    • Win10 Sideloaded App dependencies and license not installed

    • CaptureOnly task sequence doesn't allow capturing an image

    • Error received when starting an MDT task sequence: Invalid DeploymentType value "" specified. The deployment will not proceed

    • ZTIMoveStateStore looks for the state store folder in the wrong location causing it to fail to move it

    • xml contains a simple typo that caused undesirable behavior

    • Install Roles & Features doesn't work for Windows Server 2016 IIS Management Console feature

    • Browsing for OS images in the upgrade task sequence does not work when using folders

    • MDT tool improperly provisions the TPM into a Reduced Functionality State (see KB 4018657 for more information)

    • Updates to ZTIGather chassis type detection logic

    • Upgrade OS step leaves behind SetupComplete.cmd, breaking future deployments

    • Windows 10 ADK 1607 and later UEFI boot issue on some hardware

    • Includes updated Configuration Manager task sequence binaries




See the following post on How to get help with MDT .



Frequently Asked Questions

In anticipation of some questions that you may have about this release (or MDT in general):

Q: The Inevitable Current Branch Versioning Soup Question; some variation of, “is this only supported with ADK/Win10/SCCM version X”?

We primarily tested this build of MDT with the configuration listed above. Anything outside of that will have a high probability of still working, but your mileage may vary as we haven’t explicitly tested other combinations.

Q: When is the next planned release of MDT?

We do not currently have a timeframe. We will release any tactical changes as needed which may be required to support new builds of Windows 10 or Configuration Manager.

Q: Is this the last release of MDT?

No, we will continue to iterate and invest in the product.



— Aaron Czechowski