When using the Test Lab:Base Configuration Hydration Kit, you may want to use your own custom domain and server names. After all, it’s your testlab and you might spend a considerable amount of time working there. It makes sense to personalise it. The wizard is designed to allow customisation but this can become cumbersome if you rebuild your own custom labs repeatedly(like me). Here’s my method of customising the defaults in the Hydration kit.
After you’ve built the media folder using the Build-Kit.ps1 script you can edit the customsettings.ini file to change the defaults. If you’re not familiar with MDT, this is the configuration file that stores the default settings. By default the Hydration Kit stores the media customsettings.ini in the C:\TestLab_BaseConfigMedia\Content\Deploy\Control\ folder
Use notepad to make the changes to the server names, domain and IP Scopes if desired. Remember to be consistent with your changes or your deployment will fail. Below is an example of a modified file.
Now you can run the create media script to create your customised media file. This command will create a new media file from the default folder with the name CON-TestLabConfig.iso.
.\Create-Media.ps1 -ISOImageName CON-TestLabBaseConfig.iso
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