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MDOP information experience

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.


Extended support for MDOP ends on April 14, 2026. For more information, see Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) support extended.

MDOP documentation

The following sections provide links to the product documentation for supported MDOP products.

Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)

AGPM extends the capabilities of the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to provide change control and improved management.

Application Virtualization (App-V)

App-V lets you make applications available to end user computers without installing the applications directly on those computers.

For more information, see the Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.1 administrator's guide.

  • Application Virtualization 5.0 for Remote Desktop Services Service Pack 3

  • Application Virtualization 5.0 for Windows Desktops Service Pack 3

  • Application Virtualization Hosting 5.0 for Windows Desktops Service Pack 3

  • Application Virtualization 5.1 for Remote Desktop Services

  • Application Virtualization 5.1 for Windows Desktops

  • Application Virtualization Hosting 5.1 for Windows Desktops

For information about App-V in Windows 10, see Application Virtualization (App-V) for Windows client overview.

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)

MBAM provides an administrative interface to enterprise-wide BitLocker drive encryption.

For more information, see About MBAM 2.5 SP1.

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)

DaRT helps troubleshoot and repair Windows-based computers.

For more information, see Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 10.

DaRT 10.0 supports Windows 11 and Windows 10.

User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)

UE-V captures settings to apply to computers accessed by the user including desktop computers, laptop computers, and VDI sessions.

For more information, see What's New in UE-V 2.1 SP1.

For information about UE-V in Windows 10, see User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) for Windows 10 overview.

How to get MDOP

MDOP is a suite of products that can help streamline desktop deployment, management, and support across the enterprise. MDOP is available as an additional subscription for Software Assurance customers.

Download MDOP

MDOP subscribers can download the software at the Microsoft Volume Licensing website (MVLS).

You can manage the feature settings of certain Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) technologies (for example, App-V, UE-V, or MBAM) by using group policy templates, the .admx and .adml files. MDOP group policy templates are available for download in a self-extracting, compressed file, grouped by technology and version. For more information, see How to download and deploy MDOP group policy (.admx) templates.

Purchase MDOP

Visit the enterprise Purchase Windows Enterprise Licensing website to find out how to purchase MDOP for your business.