It’s a good practice to setup a second deployment share for administering MDT by capturing images or testing out settings.
Once you are all done, your tree will be much more populated. Right-click on each share and explore the properties of that share with which features you will use in your environment.
After you finish modifying any rules or settings on the share, right-click it again and choose Update Share.
The ADK install process will download the parts it needs.
When asked for an install location, I provided the ADK folder I previously created. I went with the default options through the MDT install except for choosing the MDT folder I previously created for the install location.
For this demonstration I will create a folder and add the drivers for my Windows XP systems here, and I recommend you do the same.
Don’t just put drivers on the root folder, organize them a bit.
As far as getting MDT up and running though, we can proceed with the minimum structure in these areas.
Lastly, when you have an operating system, drivers, and applications available, you can tie them all together using a Task Sequence.
Once MDT finishes the install, you may find Deployment Workbench on your Start Screen. Right-click on Deployment Shares and create a new deployment share.
The first deployment share created, will be used by technicians and others using the image.
You know…every time you have to install an OS, you have to search for drivers on the vendor page because the drivers are not included on the installation media.