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Is there an application catalog feature or something similar in MDT 2013?

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Good evening,

Does MDT 2013 have something similar to an Applications Catalog like in SCCM?

I have searched through a few sites but cannot find anything on it. Am I missing something? Or is there a free alternative to the Application Catalog that I can use with MDT.

I do have access to SCCM 2012 but my environment is very small of about 50 windows 7 workstations. So I am thinking it will be too much of an effort to set up SCCM for such a low volume of machines. This is why I am considering MDT instead.

Kindly advise.

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by:nobushi
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Thank you for your response.

Can you tell me what an HTA is?

Also a lot of these HTA's from the link you provided are related to SCCM and I am not using SCCM as I am only using MDT.

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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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HTA = html application

MDT can choose apps when you install an image. For maintenance you need to use SCCM etc
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by:Mike T
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Hi,

You can create a nice interface without scripting/writing an HTA. Look at the UDI feature of MDT. Whether you are going to deploy the OS with SCCM or MDT, it's best to always create the gold image with MDT anyway. Deploying it with SCCM is not that much more work than putting it into WDS. You will already have all the drivers and patches. So just import them into SCCM. The main issue is creating the task-sequence to mirror what you have in MDT as sadly you can't import it.

See my previous answer for more detail: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Q_28284074.html

Mike
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by:nobushi
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Thank you both for your answers, but I think both of you are skipping over my origional question which is:

"Does MDT 2013 have something similar to an Applications Catalog like in SCCM?"

From the below YouTube video you can see a user using the applications catalog to install software from SCCM, does MDT 2013 have this capability?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUpusruxTXU

Kindly advise.
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Nagendra Pratap Singh earned 500 total points
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MDT is a very simple tool. It does not even have a webserver.

So the answer is no.
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Thank you.
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