Hydrating Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is already available in beta, but many companies are just getting up to speed using MDT 2008 for their deployment needs, not to mention the numerous companies that are still working with BDD 2007.  Microsoft’s deployment solutions are surely fast moving these days.

What I missed in the documentation of MDT 2008 is a way for me as a consultant to set up an MDT environment with sources, settings and images, and being able to deploy these sources, settings and images to a client’s MDT.  This because most clients have similar set up environments, with all similar starting sources.  It is no use to send the first half day of your consulting job importing sources you have already imported numerous times for other clients and yourself.