Upgrading MDT 2012 to MDT 2013 Deployment Share


Once you upgrade your Assessment and Deployment Toolkit to version 8.1, so you are able to deploy Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in your environment. It’s time to upgrade your Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 to MDT 2013. The process is simple! You don’t need to uninstall MDT 2012 from your server. The MDT 2013 installation file will overwrite and remove all the files it doesn’t need any more. There is a catch and that is you have make sure to upgrade your deployment share. Check out the steps on how to do this below.

Step 1 – Make sure you have Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit for Windows 8.1 installed on your machine


Step 2 – If by any chance you try to open up your MDT 2012 to use while you have ADK 8.1 installed you will get this error.


Step 3 – Double click on your MDT 2013 installation file


Step 4 – Accept the “End User License Agreement”


Step 5 – Customize your setup. Best practice is to put the file into a partition drive that’s not the C Drive.


Step 6 – This is optional.


Step 7 – Click Install! – This process normally takes about 5 to 10 minutes.


Step 8 – Open your MDT 2013 Workbench and take a look at your Deployment Share node you get the follow error


Step 9 – Right-Click on your Deployment Share and choose “Upgrade Deployment Share”


Step 10 – Click on Next


Step 11 – The process shouldn’t be long, but it might depending on much information you had on your previous MDT infrastructure


Step 12 – That’s it, you are ready!


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4 Comments on Upgrading MDT 2012 to MDT 2013 Deployment Share

  1. Awesome. Found this some minutes ago and it simply worked.

  2. Thx dude u saved my live, this fixed my problem

  3. red_soldier // July 28, 2015 at 4:07 am // Reply

    Hi bjtech,
    Should we need to update the Winpe 3.0 to 5.0 then do the Upgrade Deployment share?

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