I have been trying to learn the whole windows deployment services. I come across many different ways to deploy a windows OS over the network. Right now, I am trying to use MDT 2013 on a windows server 2012 with WDS installed. I also found that you need to use AIK windows 7 or AIK windows 8. I am trying to set this up to push out windows 7 x64 Pro over the network. My question is, it seems to be harder to find the right AIK win 7 x64. Can you use AIK 8 to install windows 7 machines? Is MDT and WDS Server OS Specific or are they all backwards compatible.