The MDT DB augments the configuration that CustomSettings.ini provides for both LTI and ZTI deployments. The MDT DB allows you to centrally manage configuration settings for the target computers. Although you can perform large-scale deployments using the CustomSettings.ini file, the MDT DB can help reduce the effort need to manage such deployments.
For more information on managing the MDT DB, see Performing Deployments Using the MDT DB.
In addtion to managing the MDT DB in the Deployment Workbench, you can manage the MDT DB using the MDT Windows PowerShell cmdlets. For more information on managing the MDT DB using the MDT Windows PowerShell cmdlets, see the following sections beneath the section, MDT Windows PowerShell Cmdlets, in the MDT document Toolkit Reference: