First and foremost, MDT PowerShell module is a vital tool that enables you to manage your Deployment Share using PowerShell effortlessly. Additionally, Windows PowerShell snap-in come bundled with MDT Windows PowerShell cmdlets. The MDT cmdlets will then run from a Windows PowerShell console that has the MDT Windows PowerShell snap-in loaded. For a more detailed understanding of this use-case, “Automate drivers using SCConfigMgr Driver Automation Tool“. Furthermore, using the “Driver Automation Tool” without the MDT PowerShell module installed can lead to several issues. Specifically, this error message below is what you will receive it if you fail to install the MDT PowerShell module on Windows. This error came up because the MDT module was not found in the location (path). For solutions to these problems, see how to update PowerShellGet and Package Management, and how to install and update PowerShell version 7 on Windows and Linux.
<![LOG[======== MDT Issue Detected ========]LOG]!> <![LOG[Warning: Failed to locate MDT PS module. Please specify location on the MDT Settings tab.]
Install MDT PowerShell module for MDT downloads
To install the MDT PowerShell module on windows, please run the following command below. As evident from the following images below, the command ran successfully and the module is now available in the specified path.
Import-Module “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Deployment Toolkit\bin\MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit.psd1”
Note: Before running the command, ensure to run PowerShell with Administrative privilege and also permit the execution of PowerShell scripts on the server or workstation. For more information on how to do perform this task, see the following guides. “how to set PowerShell Execution Policy via Windows Settings, how to set Execution Policy via Windows PowerShell, and how to set the PowerShell Execution Policy via Windows Registry.
List of some PowerShell cmdlets
Below is a brief list and description of the MDT Windows PowerShell cmdlets. For more information relating to PowerShell that I have written, please visit the following link.
|Add-MDTPersistentDrive||This operation adds a deployment share to the list of MDT persisted drives that the Restore-MDTPersistentDrive cmdlet can restored.|
|Disable-MDTMonitorService||Disables the MDT monitoring services.|
|Enable-MDTMonitorService||Enables the MDT monitoring services.|
|Get-MDTDeploymentShareStatistics||Displays the statistics of a deployment share, including the number of entities per major folder in the deployment share.|
|Get-MDTMonitorData||Displays the MDT monitoring information collected for one or more monitored MTD deployments.|
|Get-MDTOperatingSystemCatalog||This function retrieves the operating system catalog for a particular operating system. Also, it will regenerate an operating system catalog if it does not exist or has expired.|
|Get-MDTPersistentDrive||Displays the list of deployment shares that the Restore-MDTPersistentDrive cmdlet can restore.|
|Import-MDTApplication||Imports an application into a deployment share.|
|Import-MDTDriver||Imports one or more device drivers into a deployment share.|
|Import-MDTOperatingSystem||Imports one or more operating systems into a deployment share.|
|Import-MDTPackage||Imports one or more operating system packages into a deployment share.|
|Import-MDTTaskSequence||Imports a task sequence into a deployment share.|
|New-MDTDatabase||Creates or upgrades an MDT DB database that is associated with a deployment share.|
|Remove-MDTMonitorData||Removes one or more MDT monitoring data items from the collected MDT monitoring data in a deployment share.|
|Remove-MDTPersistentDrive||Essentially, this command removes a deployment share from the list of MDT persisted Windows PowerShell drives that the Restore-MDTPersistentDrive cmdlet can restore.|
|Restore-MDTPersistentDrive||Creates a Windows PowerShell drive for each deployment share in the list of MDT persisted Windows PowerShell drives.|
|Set-MDTMonitorData||Creates a new or updates an existing MDT monitoring data item in the collected MDT monitoring data in a deployment share.|
|Test-MDTDeploymentShare||Verifies the integrity of a deployment share.|
|Test-MDTMonitorData||Verifies that the MDT monitoring services is configured correctly and running.|
|Update-MDTDatabaseSchema||Updates the MDT DB database schema.|
|Update-MDTDeploymentShare||Updates a deployment share.|
|Update-MDTLinkedDS||Replicates content from a deployment share to a linked deployment share.|
|Update-MDTMedia||Replicates content from a deployment share to a deployment media folder.|
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