MDT allows you to use the New Application Wizard in the Deployment Workbench to create new applications that are deployed from the deployment share. The New Application Wizard copies source files for this type of applications to the deployment share.

To create a new application that is deployed from 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 37.

Table 37. Information for Completing the New Application Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

Application Type

Click Application with source files, 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.


1.   In Source directory, type source_folder (where source_folder is the fully qualified path to the folder containing the application source files).

Note   Alternatively, click Browse to find the source folder.

2.   Select or clear the Move the files to the deployment share instead of copying them check box based on your requirements, and then click Next.

This check box determines whether the wizard copies or moves the application source files to the deployment share. If the check box is:

·     Selected, the wizard moves the source files to the deployment share

·     Cleared, the wizard copies the source files to the deployment share

Note   By default, this check box is cleared.


In Specify the name of the directory that should be created, type destination_folder (where destination_folder is the name of the folder in the deployment share that will contain the application source files), and then 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 in the Deployment Workbench.

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Create a New Application in the Deployment Workbench