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MDT 2013 Update1 – Force Application installation order using UDI


Working at a customer who wanted to install Office 2013 instead of Office 2010 using the User Driven Installation (UDI) Wizard, I ran into a little issue.

Normally it’s not a big deal. We added the Office 2013 installation to the UDI Wizard and moved it to the top as other installed software depends of the Office installation.

Then we did a test deployment and Office 2013 was not installed as the first application and as the Outlook Add-In application was depended of Outlook – the deployment failed installing the applications.


Looking in the UDIWizard_Config.xml.app file located in the MDT Toolkit Files package script folder, you can find the application ID number and do a quick fix Smiley, der blinker

In this case the Outlook Add-In has a lower number than Office, which will result in a failure.





I wanted Office to be the first install so I changed Office 2013 to ID 8. (my lowest App ID)

The application which had ID 8, got ID 9 and finally the Outlook Add-In got ID 25


Selected Application list should be changed too according to the new App IDs.



To assure that you did not make any errors, I always open the UDIWizard_config.xml in the UDI Wizard designer and do a save.

I updated the MDT Toolkit Files Package a the DP and deployed a new machine.

The result worked as expected



I assume that I could have deleted the Outlook Add-In in the UDI Wizard Designer and added it back in. It should then have had ID 26, but if you want to “arrange” your applications, this must be the way Smiley, der blinker

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