PDT: PowerShell Deployment Toolkit 2.65.2620 released

PDT: PowerShell Deployment Toolkit 2.65.2620 released

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A new Version of PowerShell Deployment Toolkit has been released. In Version 2.65.2620 there are lots of new features and fixes:

Supported Applications

  • SQL 2012 SP2 CU1
  • WAP UR4
  • WAP Websites v2 UR4
  • Updated prerequisites to latest versions


  • Support for new WebPI 5.0
  • Support for multiple versions of a file during validation checking
  • Support for using slipstream SQL 2012 SP2 media
  • Support for PeaZip for extraction
  • Better error handling and dealing with bad URL links
  • Support for MSI extraction
  • Fix for unblocking downloaded files
  • More process status information during execution
  • New cmdline option -Getlatest, forces an update of all the files in the Installer directory. Can be combined with –deploymentonly
  • Added Get-Help information to the source


  • Creates VMSwitch if doesn’t exist on the Hyper-V host (Internal and Private switches only)
  • New cmdline switch for logging -EnableLogging. This switch enables a log to be created of the virtual machine creation process
  • New cmdline switch for MAXStage.  This parameter allows you to configure how much of the deployment that VMCreator will complete. Valid options are: 1Admin, 2ServerFeatures, 3SQLClusters, 4SQL, 5Prereqs, 6Roles, 7Integration. Each stage includes the actions of the previous stage
  • Better error handling
  • Better execution status information
  • Starts virtual machine if created when AD is already complete for greenfield deployments
  • Fix for duplicate DomainAccountList values
  • Fix for Firewall Rules
  • Added Get-Help information


  • Added a new validation type for creating SQL Clusters
  • Added Get-Help information
  • Added new Skip Validation option for Media


  • Modified the validation approach for all SQL cluster creation to improve validation success
  • Updated WAP installation routines to deal with UR4 changes
  • Updated management pack information
  • Updated SQL information
  • Updated WAP and WAP Websites information
  • Updated WebPI information
  • Added basic support for SQL 2014 for standalone DB servers

Variable Updates

  • Support for ServerAdminGroup – group that is added to local administrators in each VM for that role
  • Support for AGMEMBERS – group membership variables for each role
  • New PrimaryDC support – defines the primary DC to use for AD actions
  • New VirtualSwitchType – defines the switch type INTERNAL or PRIVATE for automatically creating the switch if it does not exist on the Hyper-V Host
  • <DOMAIN> <EXISTING> – defines if the domain exists already TRUE or not FALSE – you no longer have to delete the domain section for the greenfield/non-greenfield deployments


the PDT is available for Download in TechNet Gallery

About the author:

Ich bin Eric Berg und bin Principal IT-Architekt im Bereich Microsoft Modern Workplace and Datacenter un Microsoft P-TSP für Azure und Modern Desktop. Seit 2015 bin ich Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP. Ich bin Organisator des Azure Thüringen Meetups und Sprecher auf Events wie der ExpertsLive Europe, CDC Germany und Microsoft Ignite. Alle Gedanken, Meinungen und Ideen auf dieser Website sind von mir und spiegeln nicht die Haltung meines Arbeitgebers oder von Microsoft wieder.

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