Introducing... ThinkDeploy for MDT


Quite a while ago a bar napkin was defaced with an idea for an automation tool that would simplify the task of introducing a new Lenovo ThinkPad/ThinkCentre/ThinkStation model in an operating system deployment process using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.  

Since that time the IT industry has been going through lots of changes with Windows 10 and methods of deploying PCs:  MDMs and AutoPilot have come into the picture, lots of folks still use SCCM OSD which keeps improving with the new regular cadence of SCCM updates, and a really cool tool by Maurice Daly was introduced to the community that simplifies the upfront gathering of content.

So why bring out a tool aimed solely at MDT now?  The only answer I can think of is "Why not?".  Actually, that's not true; I can think of several reasons:
1.  Lots of people still use MDT and prefer it
2.  For smaller companies that don't have the budget and skills for SCCM, MDT is still a great solution
3.  With our solution we can handle things like Hardware Apps and Windows 7 which will still be hanging around for a while
4.  What we learn from this release will feed into the next release that would be aimed at supporting SCCM OSD
5.  This tool can be a contribution to the community and just might make someone's job a little easier

So here it is for your review.  It is provided as-is, for free.  This is not an official Lenovo software product with a part number and support is provided on a best-effort basis from a small team (ECM Forum).  However, if it is useful to you then you win.  And if it makes deploying Lenovo PCs easier, then Lenovo wins.  Win - Win.

Download the installer here.

Get more details on the tool from the User Guide.