SmartDeploy vs. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Unlike Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, SmartDeploy can get you set up and imaging computers in less than a day. Deploy your Windows golden image, apps, and prebuilt driver packages seamlessly to any on-prem or remote PC from one platform.
See how SmartDeploy and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit compare
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Available for free, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit can be used to create Windows operating system images. But deployments require pairing with WDS (Windows Deployment Services). And configuring MDT is a manual and technically demanding process — especially if you support diverse hardware or remote users.
SmartDeploy simplifies computer imaging from end to end. Easily create and deploy your Windows 10 or 11 golden image. Select from 1,500+ prebuilt driver packs you can easily integrate into your deployment media. And deploy seamlessly via offline media, local networks, or the cloud (even without VPN).
Deploy an image with SmartDeploy in minutes
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Native deployment capabilities
Prebuilt driver package library
Prebuilt script packages
Native cloud integration
Native support for Windows 11
User data migration
No license fees
How it works
Set up, update, and manage endpoints with greater flexibility and ease. Flexible layers enable you to manage the OS, applications, drivers, and user data independently from each other rather than baking everything into a locked image.
Build your golden image containing the Windows operating system, apps, and settings that you need.
Download any of our prebuilt device driver packages for all the hardware models you support.
Pick the software and scripts you need from our library — or build a custom installer to fit your specific needs.
Save and deploy with ultimate flexibility using any combination of USB, network server, or cloud storage.
Meet some of our customers
Learn how businesses from startups to global leaders use SmartDeploy to streamline their endpoint management.
“Super easy company to work with overall. All in all, this software is for an admin that can’t get SCCM or doesn’t have the time to set up WDS/MDT.”
“Don’t have to learn SCCM or MDT. You’re up and running deploying images in an afternoon. Guides and wizards walk you through the entire process. Driver packs make adding drivers to your golden image a breeze.”
Senior Systems Engineer
“SmartDeploy has an easy-to-use interface that guides you from the first step through the last. Being able to upload to the cloud and deploying from there is very convenient. Spent a lot of time trying to learn and set up MDT and had problems. Switched to SmartDeploy and was able to get this up and running within the day.”
IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
The new industry standard
SmartDeploy is an award-winning solution with a proven track record helping IT teams become more effective and efficient. We think the results speak for themselves.
on G2 and Capterra
Keep all your users' files and settings consistent while rolling out new hardware
Seamlessly roll out images, drivers, and applications to entirely new devices
Reimage the operating system layer without affecting applications or user data
SmartDeploy is not affiliated with or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. The use of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on this page is for comparison purposes only. Information last updated: 11/29/2023