Using MDT 2013 64bit or 32bit

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Dear All,

i'm planning to install MDT 2013 in my environment to start push windows 8.1 Image through it, i need to ask:

1- can i install MDT 2013 in windows 2008 R2?

2- if i need to push windows 8.1 32bit image, do i have to install MDT 2013 32bit or 64bit version? what's the limitation if i use 64bit?

waiting your help.
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It needs to be the same as your operating system type.. OS is 64bit MDT must be 64 bit. You can install MDT 2013 on S2K8R2


so if i need to install it on windows 2008 R2, it has to be a 64bit??

what about the 32bit image, can i take it using MDT 64bit??
The MDT x64/x86 just refers to the OS it is going to be installed on. It does not matter what the OS you are going to deploy/capture is (chances are you will have multiple versions).


but i faced a problem on MDT 2012 before, the problem was on answer file, i couldn't change it from server because it's 64bit and my image 32bit.
You can definitely work with both, I've done it plenty of times. I don't know what your problem before was but if you come back with any issues we can look at them.

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