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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Advanced Deployment by Martyn Coupland

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Integrating the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

For a long time Microsoft has had the ability to deploy operating systems outside of Configuration Manager. This has come in the form of a tool called the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).

MDT is a huge hit with organizations over numerous sectors and sizes. A big reason for this is that it is free; the other reason is that it is a massively flexible product that adds automation to your deployments.

Configuration Manager can also perform operating system deployment on its own as can MDT. The question is, "Which one do we use?" The answer is both. You can integrate the power of Configuration Manager and MDT with some console extensions for Configuration Manager allowing you to access task sequence templates ...

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