Dell Server Deployment Pack Application 2.1

This package provides the Dell Server Deployment Pack Application and is supported on Enterprise Servers and Powervault models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windwos Server 2008 and Windwos Server 2012.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Fixed the problems which were reported in earlier releases of DSDP and have been corrected in this release.
- Fixed Retain and Remove DTK screen when you keep the Configuration Manager console open while upgrading DSDP on the Configuration Manager Admin Console, Ignore the screen and click Next.

- Enhanced support for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) 2012 SP1
- Enhanced support for Windows 2012 Server deployment
- Enhanced support for New Dell Servers:
i. Dell PowerEdge M420
ii. Dell PowerEdge R520
iii. Dell PowerEdge R320
iv. Dell PowerEdge R420
v. Dell PowerEdge M520
vi. Dell PowerEdge T420
vii. Dell PowerEdge T320
viii. Dell PowerEdge M820
-Enhanced support for installing Dell Server Deployment Pack on a Configuration Manager where the SMS provider is installed on a system other than the site server system.


Version 2.1, A00


Systems Management

Release date

29 May 2013

Last Updated

09 Dec 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Dell_Server_Deployment_Pack_v2.1_for_Configuration_Manager_A00.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 82 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Other versions
3.0,A00 08 Sep 20145:51:47 AM
2.1,A01 09 Apr 20146:45:29 AM,A00 09 Apr 20146:45:29 AM,A00 09 Jan 20142:33:31 AM
2.0,A00 04 Apr 20124:17:39 PM
Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2008 R2
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (File Extractions Only) Instructions

1.Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save or Save this program to your hard drive.

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.
Important Information
Important Notes
1. Dell Server Deployment Pack 2.1 includes DTK in same package.
2. In iDRAC network settings, if the "Auto config Domain Name" is enabled for a target, then the task sequence "Static DNS Domain Name" used for configuring iDRAC will fail to set the configuration; however, the task sequence will not report any error, and the next task will continue to run.
3. To avoid this issue, before you run the task sequence, in iDRAC network settings, clear "Auto config Domain Name."
4. In the task sequence, it is recommended that you do not move or delete these Custom Action steps - "Restart in WinPE", "SetRebootStep", "Reboot to PXE/USB", Second "Format and Partition" step, "Setup windows and ConfigMgr," and "Reset RebootStep".
5. On a client machine, a task will fail if the Dell Remote Access Controller "Virtual Flash" is set to "enabled".
6. To prevent this failure, ensure that the "Virtual Flash" is set to "disabled" when a task is executed on the client machine.
7. After an operating system is deployed, ensure that the installed mass-storage driver is same as that specified in the Task Sequence.
8. If you find any differences, update the driver manually.
9. In Array Builder, you cannot delete the logical drive under Non-RAID disks.
10. In Configuration Manager 2007, when Dell specific packages, drivers, and boot images are managed using Configuration Manager's "Manage Distribution Point Wizard," the confirmation page displays incomplete summary.
11. In the Task Sequence Editor Window, to modify the path under "Logs/Return Files" page for the Dell custom actions, click "APPLY" and "OK."
12. When DSDP is being uninstalled on Windows Server 2008 operating system, a message displays that a reboot is required to complete the setup. Ignore this message and click "OK" to complete the uninstallation.
13. There is no new version of "ConfigMgr Client Package" for DSDP 2.1.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.