WDS starter guide : http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/jj648426.aspx

Solution accelerator: MDT “Microsoft deployment toolkit” : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee376932.aspx

Lite-Touch: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn282138

Zero-Touch: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn282139

Script center and WDS: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Windows-Deployment-WDS-8bb013b7

WDS and MDT better together?

WDS is for network deployment, MDT can create images that can be uploaded to WDS or deployed individually as a DVD boot image:


MDT is the way to go. WDS just delivers the images. With MDT, you can manage your image creation process as well as the imaging process. So yes, with MDT you can create a single image and push it to any number of different hardware models and inject the drivers as needed at image time. You can also inject program installations and fixes and updates. You can also use MDT to backup and restore profiles if you just wanted to refresh a computer. It’s very powerful and well worth the learning curve. Their are some very good tutorials out there that will get you started.

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) can also manage device drivers, however MDT is a task based process that allows you to do much more. MDT can run custom scripts, install software, packages and updates and call Windows Update or WSUS to make sure any new updates are installed. This makes it possible to have a thin base image that goes on all machines while allowing you to install software based on department or personal needs and have all the latest updates installed without the need to update your base image frequently or have multiple images to cover all possible scenarios in your organization.

MDT also has the ability to use other tools during deployment, such as the User State Migration Tool (USMT), the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), the Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool (MAP) and the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM).

Additionally, the Litetouch PE images that MDT creates can be used with WDS to allow network booting and multicast deployments while still using the flexibility of MDT.

These videos are a great way to see how MDT can improve your deployments:

Deployment Day Session 1: Introduction to MDT 2012
Deployment Day Session 2: MDT 2012 Advanced


MDT 2013 installation: http://blog.itvce.com/?p=4730

Many more videos and articles and free tools to help with Deploying Windows with MDT can be found on the Deliver and Deploy Windows 7 and Deliver and Deploy Windows 8 pages of the Springboard Series on TechNet.

Hope this helps,