Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 8456 Released

Last month, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8456 was released. While not earth-shattering, it did finally update the ZTIGather script to fix two longtime nuisances. One I originally blogged about back in June 2013. Better late than never.

From the release notes:

The following list is a summary of the major changes in this version:

-Nested task sequence support for LTI scenario

-Modern language pack supportNote 1

-Support for Configuration Manager version 1810Note 2

-IsVM evaluates to False on Parallels VMs

-IsVM = False when VMware VM is configured with EFI boot firmware

-Gather doesn’t recognize All-in-One chassis type

-MDT doesn’t automatically install BitLocker on Windows Server 2016

-BDEDisablePreProvisioning typo in ZTIGather.xml

and here are the modifications to the code in the ZTIGather.wsf file:

AIO chassis types–now correctly identified as a desktop.