MDT allows for the creation of new applications that you deploy from a network shared folder other than the deployment share. Create a new application using the New Application Wizard in the Deployment Workbench. The New Application Wizard does not copy the source files for this type of application.

To create a new application that is deployed from a network shared folder other than the deployment share

1.   Click Start, and then point to All Programs. Point to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and then click Deployment Workbench.

2.   In the Deployment Workbench console tree, go to Deployment Workbench/Deployment Shares/deployment_share/Applications (where deployment_share is the name of the deployment share to which the application will be added).

3.   In the Actions pane, click New Application.

The New Application Wizard starts.

4.   Complete the New Application Wizard using the information in Table 38.

Table 38. Information for Completing the New Application Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

Application Type

Click Application without source files or elsewhere on the network, and then click Next.


1.   In Publisher, type publisher_name (where publisher_name is the name of the application’s publisher).

2.   In Application Name, type application_name (where application_name is the descriptive name of the application).

3.   In Version, type version (where version is the version of the application).

4.   In Language, type language (where language is the language of the application).

5.   Click Next.

Command Details

1.   In Command line, type command_line (where command_line is the command line to be run to start the installation of the application, including any command-line parameters).

2.   In Working directory, type working_directory (where working_directory is the fully qualified or relative path for the folder designated as the working directory for the application).

3.   Click Next.


Click Next.


Tip   Click Save Output to save the output of the wizard to a file, or click View Script to view the Windows PowerShell scripts used to perform the wizard tasks.

Click Finish.


The New Application Wizard finishes. The application is added to the list of operating systems in the details pane of the Deployment Workbench.

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