[German]Short notice for administrators in the Windows environment who have a Software Assurance contract available. Microsoft released the MDOP July 2018 Service Release for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) on July 11, 2018.
Windows 8 MDOP and DaRT Tools. Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) contains the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT). Microsoft's idea is to provide a set of tools which can diagnose and recover your Windows 8 if it goes offline.
- DaRT 10 is part of the MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack), a free collection of tools for Microsoft Software Assurance customers. MDOP is also available for evaluation to Visual Studio Enterprise (former MSDN) subscribers. DaRT 10 is a set of tools that allows IT support staff to diagnose and repair computers with start up issues, crashes.
- MS DaRT was formerly known as the ERD (Emergency Recovery Disk) Commander. ERD Commander 2015 / MS DaRT 10 is a most useful suite of tools, that can help you troubleshoot and recover a non-booting Windows 10 installation. Aug 18, 2015 Microsoft Brings Windows 10 Support to Next-Gen MDOP. (MDOP) 2015,' became available to download on Monday.
What is Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)?
Microsoft writes: The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a portfolio of technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. MDOP helps to improve compatibility and management, reduce support costs, improve asset management, and improve policy control.
The MDOP Information Experience provides product documentation, videos, blogs, and other resources to help users implement and optimize their experience with the MDOP technologies. The linked website contains further details.
MDOP Service Release July 2018
Twitter user WZor, previous known for his hints on Windows 8/8.1 Beta leaks posted this tweet mentiones the service release:
Download Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (#MDOP) July 2018 Servicing Release fixes #KB4340040 -> https://t.co/3BUiPRUpEE
— WZor (@WZorNET) 12. Juli 2018
The download is available on this Microsoft page. The download consists of the following files:
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Installation package for the 32- and 64-bit versions of the Windows clients and a 64-bit package for the servers are offered. Each package is available as an .exe file or an .msp file.
My hint: Download and use the .msp file (Microsoft Windows Installer Patch file) instead of the .exe files. The reason: The .exe variants just unpacks the .msp file into a temporary directory and then start the installer for the patch. This is not optimal for security reasons (see my German blog post Microsoft und die Office 20xx-Sicherheitslücke in ose.exe).
MDOP supports Windows 10, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2.
What else has to be considered
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From Windows 10 1607, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) and Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) are included in the package. These components are maintained via the monthly Windows 10 update.
Microsoft’s reference to KB4340040 given within the download page is currently useless. The description does not exist yet – delivers a 404 page.
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