Windows 10: Deployment and management lab kit

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I’m currently updating my Microsoft certifications with the exam 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices and have done a lot of hands on lab training recently.

I’ve downloaded the whopping 30Gb Windows 10 deployment and management lab kit for my testlab and felt it was a great resource that should be shared.

In addition to a pre-configured Hyper-V lab environment containing full domain, SCCM, MDT, MBAM etc. It comes with a good series of lab guides to work through.

Here’s a table of the servers and roles it creates for you.

Server Name Roles & Products
HYD-DC1 Active Directory Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP, Certificate Services
HYD-MDT1 Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2
Windows 10 1607 ADK
Windows Deployment Services
HYD-CM1 System Center Configuration Manager 1511
Windows Deployment Services
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2
Windows 10 1607 ADK
Windows Software Update Services
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
HYD-APP1 Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
HYD-GW1 Remote Access for Internet Connectivity
HYD-MASTER Blank VM for building a reference image
HYD-TEST Blank VM for LTI deployment of a reference image and other activities
HYD-DEPLOY Blank VM for ZTI deployment of a reference image and other activities

So basically, its a hydration kit that builds quicker with lab guides so you can have virtual labs but without the time limit.

In my lab, the kit built 8 virtual machines. 5 running and 3 for deployment testing. It’s currently not using more than 8Gb with dynamic memory with the default 5 vms.

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In terms of what is needed to run this. I’m using a Lenovo ThinkStation P710 workstation class machine with 64Gb ram and a Xeon E5 but I’m pretty sure that this would easily run on my HP Microserver with 16Gb RAM.

testlab-specGet it here.

 

 

 

 

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About Andrew Barnes

A Scripting and Deployment Specialist.
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