ConfigMgr Training–Session 1

ConfigMgr training has started!  It will happen from 5:00 Central to 7:00 Central every other Tuesday beginning August 1st.

How to build your own lab environment:

Option 1: Have someone else do it for you! This is a great option that many of my peers use. Big thanks to Johan for giving this to the community.

https://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/580/Hydration-Kit-For-Windows-Server-2016-and-ConfigMgr-Current-Technical-Preview-Branch

Option 2: Use Azure: https://www.verboon.info/2017/02/deploying-configmgr-current-branch-in-azure-dev-test-lab/

Option 3: Build it yourself. This is the option I like because everything is mine! I get to customize the environment a bit more than the hydration kit.

This training session will focus on Option 3:

General notes:

Create a Server 2016 gold image. Install all updates. Then run: sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown /mode:vm

Copy the gold image and rename it to whatever you want

Create a DC using the copied file of your gold image

2048 GB RAM

Two network cards. One private internal. The other internet connected.

Create a CM / SQL server. Two NICs, dedicated IP, 4096GB

4096 GB RAM

Two network cards. One private internal. The other internet connected.

SCCM Prereq tool: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-2012-R2-e52919cd

SCCM sizing and capacity planning: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/configs/size-and-scale-numbers

Next Training: Tuesday August 15th 5:00 – 7:00

Install and configure SQL and SCCM

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