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Update the Redistributables bundle in MDT

Where the Visual C++ Redistributables bundle in an MDT deployment requires updating for the Visual C++ Redistributable applications that are currently in the share, Update-VcMdtBundle will scan the deployment share and replace any dependencies on the existing bundle with the current Visual C++ Redistributable applications.

The Version property of the bundle is updated with the current date making it easy to see when the bundle was last updated.

Parameters

Required parameters

  • MdtPath - the local or network path to the MDT deployment share

Optional parameters

  • AppFolder - updates the Visual C++ Redistributables bundle in a sub-folder. Defaults to "VcRedists"
  • MdtDrive - the drive letter that will be mapped to the MDT deployment share. Not required and defaults to "DS001"
  • Publisher - the publisher that will be assigned to the Visual C++ Redistributables bundle. Not required and defaults to "Microsoft"
  • BundleName - the bundle short name assigned to the Visual C++ Redistributables bundle. Not required and defaults to "Visual C++ Redistributables"
  • Language - defaults to "en-US"

Examples

To create the bundle in the target deployment share, run Update-VcMdtBundle. This function will scan for the Visual C++ Redistributables in the default application folder (VcRedists) and update the existing bundle with each Redistributable application as a dependency in order from oldest to newest Redistributable.

Update-VcMdtBundle -MdtPath \\server\deployment