Source:- http://blog.coretech.dk/mip/set-up-a-sccm-test-environment-in-no-time/ Source:- http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Blog/tabid/62/EntryId/13/Hydration-Automating-builds-in-your-datacenter.aspx   You can download it from Microsoft Connect here https://connect.microsoft.com/pocjumpstart, just scroll down to the bottom and look for PoC – Jumpstart 10 Day – Hydration Kit. And be aware that license terms of the different software is still in effect..   Here is a download for deploying a few different servers in a datacenter, all fully automated. The servers are two domain controllers, one deployment server with WDS, and one ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 R2 server…
Big thanks to Ben Hunter and Michael Niehaus (Both Microsoft) who started the Hydration Era more five years ago by creating hydration structures and scripts… Microsoft DDPS partners knows this, rest of the world – probably not (until now  🙂  )…

Screenshot of the server roles and configuration


The Task Sequence for the CM01 – ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 Server
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Downloads

Download the Hydration solution (72 kb)
Hydration installation instructions

Step 1 – Download the necessary software
On your Hyper-V host, create the C:Downloads folder and download the following software:

  • ConfigMgr 2007 R2
  • ConfigMgr 2007 with SP2
  • ConfigMgr 2007 Toolkit V2
  • PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V
    (http://pshyperv.codeplex.com/releases/view/38769)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express x64 with Management Tools
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise


Step 2 – Prepare the Hydration environment

  1. Configure Execution Policy in PowerShell, by typing the following in a PowerShell prompt:
    Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  2. Extract the HydrationMDT2010.zip file to C:HydrationMDT2010
  3. Edit the C:HydrationMDT2010HydrationSourceApplicationsConfigMgr 2007 SP2ConfigMgrUnattend.ini and add the real PID (AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE is the place holder), To find out what PID you have, start the ConfigMgr 2007 Setup on a Server, and a few steps into the setup wizard the PID will be displayed. Please note that the setup needs to be executed on a domain member server, otherwise you will only be able to install the ConfigMgr console, and the PID will not be displayed.
  4. Create the Hydration Deployment Share by running the 1_CreateHydrationDeployment.ps1 script
  5. Copy the following folders C:HydrationMDT2010HydrationSource to C:Hydration, replace any existing files.
    Applications
    Control
    Operating Systems
    Scripts
  6. Copy the ConfigMgr 2007 Toolkit V2 installation files (ConfigMgrTools.msi) to the C:HydrationApplicationsConfigMgr 2007 Toolkit V2Source folder.
  7. Copy the ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 installation files to the C:HydrationApplicationsConfigMgr 2007 SP2Source folder.
  8. Create the C:TmpPreReqs folder, and run the C:HydrationApplicationsConfigMgr 2007 SP2SourceSMSSETUPBINI386Setup.exe file with the /Download C:TmpPreReqs command line option.
  9. Move the content of the C:Tmp folder to the C:HydrationApplicationsConfigMgr 2007 SP2SourcePreReqs folder
  10. Copy the ConfigMgr 2007 R2 installation files to the C:HydrationApplicationsConfigMgr 2007 R2Source folder
  11. Copy the C:HydrationApplicationsConfigMgr 2007 SP2SourceSMSSETUPBINI386EXTADSCH.exe to C:HydrationApplicationsExtend ConfigMgr 2007 SchemaSource
  12. Copy the SQL Server 2008 R2 installation files to the C:HydrationApplicationsSQL Server 2008 R2Source folder
  13. Copy the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installation (en_sql_server_2008_r2_express_with_management_tools_x64.exe) files to the C:HydrationApplicationsSQL Server 2008 R2 ExpressSource folder.
  14. Copy the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise files to C:HydrationOperating SystemsWindows Server 2008 R2 x64
  15. Create the HydrationServers media item by running the 2_CreateHydrationMediaItem.ps1 script
  16. Copy the C:HydrationMDT2010Media001Control folder to C:HydrationServersContentDeploy, replace existing files
  17. Update the HydrationServers media item by running the 3_UpdateHydrationServersMedia.ps1 script


Step 3 – Create and deploy the virtual machines

  1. Install the PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V by running the install.cmd script, ignore any errors about .NET Framework
  2. Verify that the files are not having any alternative data streams, if they do, remove it (using explorer or streams from Sysinternals).
  3. Create the virtual machines by running the 4_CreateVirtualMachines.ps1 script.
  4. Using Hyper-V Manager
    1. Start the DC01 virtual machine, and wait until the setup is complete
    2. Start the DC02 virtual machine, and wait until the setup is complete
    3. On DC01, verify that AD replication works with DC02.
    4. Start the MDT01 virtual machine, and wait until the setup is complete
    5. Start the CM01 virtual machine, and wait until the setup is complete

Done… Good luck with your hydrations…

 

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