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The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Jan 1

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NOTE: This Hydration kit has been updated, you probably want to use this one instead:

The Hydration Kit for System Center 2012 R2 is available for download
http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/149/The-Hydration-Kit-for-System-Center-2012-R2-is-available-for-download.aspx


Here is a download for deploying a complete ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 infrastructure running on Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 in either Hyper-V or VMware: One Domain Controller and one ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 member server – Including pre-requisites like .Net Framework, SQL Server 2012 CU2 (or higher, this kit is using SQL Server 2012 CU3) and IIS - all fully automated.

Once configured, the total build time for the full ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 lab environment is about 3 hours (on my laptop).

Download the Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (132 kb).    

Update June 26, 2013: Corrected an issue with the application catalog site role (HTTP Activation for NET Framework 4.5 missing).

Update August 14, 2013: Corrected an issue with OSDisk property missing from DC01 task sequence (prevented deployment on VMware machines).


Overview

To build the lab there are three steps you need to do
  1. Download the necessary software
  2. Prepare the Hydration Environment
  3. Deploy the virtual machines

Detailed instructions are further down this page... see the Step-by-Step Guide section

   

The CM01 task sequence, building a complete ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 site server.

   

The readymade applications in the hydration kit.

   

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1 - Download the necessary software

  1. On the machine (client or server) that you use to manage Hyper-V or VMware, create the C:\Downloads folder.
  2. Download the following software:
  • The Hydration Kit sample files (download)
  • BGInfo
  • MDT 2012 Update 1
  • ADK (run the setup downloader to download the full ADK)
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 CU3 (KB 2723749)
  • Windows Server 2012 (trial or full version)
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 + PreReqs

Note #1: to download the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 pre-requisites, run the SMSSETUP\BIN\X64\Setupdl.exe application from the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 installation files, specify a temporary download folder and click Download. 

Running the Setupdl.exe to download the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 PreReqs.

Note #2: If using Retail media from MSDN or TechNet, you will get prompted for a product key during deployment

   

Step 2 - Prepare the Hydration Environment

Create the hydration deployment share

  1. On the Windows machine that you use to manage Hyper-V or VMware, install ADK (adksetup.exe) selecting only the following components:

    Deployment Tools

    Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

  2. Install MDT 2012 Update 1 (MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2012_x64.msi) with the default settings.
  3. Extract the HydrationCM2012SP1.zip sample file to C:\.
  4. You should now have the following folder containing a few subfolders and PowerShell scripts.

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\Source

  5. In an elevated (run as Administrator) PowerShell command prompt, configure Execution Policy in PowerShell by typing the following command:

    Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted –Force

  6. In the PowerShell command prompt, create the hydration deployment share by running the following command

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\Source\1_CreateHydrationDeploymentShare.ps1

  7. Merge the hydration kit content with the new deployment share by running the following command:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\Source\2_MergeDeploymentShareWithHydrationKit.ps1

       

Populate the hydration deployment share with the downloaded files

  1. Copy the BGInfo file (bginfo.exe) to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Applications\Install - BGInfo\Source

  2. Copy the ADK installation files to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Applications\Install - ADK\Source

The ADK folder.

  1. Copy the SQL Server 2012 installation files (the content of the ISO, not the actual ISO) to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Applications\Install - SQL Server 2012\Source

  2. Copy the SQL Server 2012 CU3 installation file (SQLServer2012-KB2723749-x64.exe) to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Applications\Install - SQL Server 2012 CU3\Source

  3. Copy the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 installation files (extract the download) to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Applications\Install - ConfigMgr 2012\Source

  4. Copy the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 PreReqs files to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Applications\Install - ConfigMgr 2012\PreReqs

  5. Copy the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 EXTADSCH.exe file (SMSSETUP\BIN\X64) to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Applications\Configure - Extend AD for ConfigMgr 2012\Source

  6. Copy the Windows Server 2012 installation files (the content of the ISO, not the actual ISO) to the following folder:

    C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Operating Systems\W2012

   

Create the hydration ISO (MDT 2012 Update offline media item)

  1. Using Deployment Workbench (available on the start menu), expand Deployment Shares, and expand Hydration MDT 2012 Update 1.
  2. Review the various nodes. The Applications, Operating Systems and Task Sequences nodes should all have some content in them.


    The Hydration deployment share, listing the task sequences.
     
  3. Expand the Advanced Configuration node, and then select the Media node.
  4. In the right pane, right-click the MEDIA001 item, and select Update Media Content.
    Note: The media update will take a while to run, a perfect time for a coffee break…

After the media update you will have a big ISO (HydrationCM2012SP1.iso) in the C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\ISO folder. The HydrationCM2012SP1.iso should be about 12 GB in size.
 

The HydrationCM2012SP1.iso

   

Step 3 - Deploy the virtual machines

Deploying DC01

  1. Using Hyper-V Manager or VMware Sphere, create a virtual machine with the following settings:

    Name: DC01

    Hard drive: 100 GB (dynamic disk)

    Memory: 1 GB

    Network: Your lab network

    Image file (ISO): C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\ISO\HydrationCM2012SP1.iso

  2. Start the DC01 virtual machine. After booting from HydrationCM2012SP1.iso, and after WinPE has loaded, select the DC01 task sequence.
  3. Wait until the setup is complete and you see the Hydration Complete message in the final summary.
  4. Leave DC01 running while deploying the other virtual machine (CM01).

Deploying CM01

  1. Using Hyper-V Manager or VMware Sphere, create a virtual machine with the following settings:

    Name: CM01

    Hard drive: 300 GB (dynamic disk)

    Memory: 6 GB (6 GB minimum, 16 GB RAM recommended)

    Network: Your lab network

    Image file (ISO): C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\ISO\HydrationCM2012SP1.iso

  2. Start the CM01 virtual machine. After booting from HydrationCM2012SP1.iso, and after WinPE has loaded, select the CM01 task sequence.
  3. Wait until the setup is complete and you see the Hydration Complete message in the final summary.

 

Note: All accounts, including Administrator, have a password of P@ssw0rd.

Additional Configuration Notes:

If you need to change server names, IP addresses, domain names, installation paths etc. in the environment, the main configuration is stored in the four .ini files in the ISO\Content\Deploy\Control folder.

For SQL and ConfigMgr settings you need to update the following files in the DS\Applications folder:
  • Install - ConfigMgr 2012\ConfigMgr2012Unattend.ini
  • Install - SQL Server 2012\ConfigurationFileCM2012.ini
If you change the Administrator password, and/or domain name, you also need to update the Authorize DHCP credentials in the DC01 task sequence.

 

/ Johan

   

    

80 comment(s) so far...


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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

thanks Johan.

eskonr.com/2013/01/hydration-kit-for-sccm-configmgr-2012-sp1-available-for-download/

By eskonr on   1/1/2013 6:02 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

But the SP1 is only available as a Beta download.. ?

By taegan on   1/2/2013 4:00 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Taegan - The final release SP1 is available for use in test environments to those with MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. Expect to see the SP1 media his your MVLS download site for use in production in early January.

By npherson on   1/2/2013 9:44 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

I'm getting errors when deploying the DC: ADDS role configuration with DCPromo failed, rc = 37, Failed to run the action: configure ADDS, Failed to run the action: authorize DHCP. Task sequence execution failed with error code 80004005. Please help. Thank you.

By bartoszt on   1/3/2013 1:18 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

I'm getting errors when deploying the DC: ADDS role configuration with DCPromo failed, rc = 37, Failed to run the action: configure ADDS, Failed to run the action: authorize DHCP. Task sequence execution failed with error code 80004005. Please help. Thank you.

By bartoszt on   1/3/2013 1:29 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hi bartoszt,

Send me an email with the logs, and I can help you offline. My alias is arwidmark and I'm using gmail.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   1/3/2013 2:29 PM
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SQL 2012 CU3 has changed

When I tried to download the SQL 2012 CU3 (support.microsoft.com/kb/2723749) I only get the option to download 3 hotfixes none of which have the name you expect.

By streamlines on   1/4/2013 2:30 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hi streamlines

When you extract the downloaded SQL 2012 CU3 file it has the name "SQLServer2012-KB2723749-x64.exe"

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   1/4/2013 6:31 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

My first try was on a 2008 R2 host. Got it to hydrate without errors on my 2012 host. Great stuff Johan. Thank you.

By bartoszt on   1/4/2013 6:46 AM
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Re: SQL 2012 CU3 has changed

streamlines:
Open all 3 downloads... The file "SQLServer2012-KB2723749-x64.exe" was in my second file (Fixname: SQLServer2012_RTM_CU3_2723749_11_0_2332_x64).

By b0n3z on   1/6/2013 7:42 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hi Johan, struggling with this - getting "ERROR - ADDS role configuration with DCPromo failed, rc = 22". Bizarre thing is I've run this all up succesfully once on a couple Hyper-V Vm's using the generated ISO. Now I'm trying this on a VMware (ESXi 5) host and not getting past the build out of the first VM and task sequence execution. Any ideas?

By nsk1974 on   1/9/2013 8:05 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

The only times I have seen ADDS setup failing in the in the task sequence is when network configuration has not been set. For example the virtual machine has no network card, or a 169.254.x.x address. Add a pause action before the Install ADDS action and verify that DC01 has correct network configuration.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   1/12/2013 6:34 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hello Johan

I previously installed the "The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM" following your excellent guide, worked flawless.

But this SP1 version keeps failing on the Last Configmgr install, this is what the ConfigMgrSetup.log shows.:

ERROR: Wrong manifest version $$
~Invalid prerequisite component path specified. $$
~~===================== Failed Configuration Manager 2012 Server Setup ===================== $$
Failed to create process of SetupWpf.exe.

The DC01 installs without problems, and the CM01 completes the tasksequence without any errors displayed, the iso size is 12.562.684 KB, i have triple checked the prereqs path. im running this on a VMware vSphere 5.1 installation, do you have any idea's what could be wrong or point me in the right direction of a logfile or something.

Thanks in advance

- Thomas

By ThomasG on   1/21/2013 11:13 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

You need to download new prereq files for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. Please send me an email (alias is my last name and I'm using gmail), and I will followup offline with you.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   1/21/2013 3:56 PM
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Configure-SetADPermissionsForConfigMgr2012.wsf - line 91

I'm having a problem trying to publish boundary changes to AD. In looking at the permissions - I noticed CM01$ instead of CM01. I believe there might be an error in file:
Configure-SetADPermissionsForConfigMgr2012.wsf
Line 91

-Ken Jones (aka b0n3z)

By b0n3z on   1/29/2013 1:35 PM
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MDT does not initialize

Hi Johan

I have followed the instructions and everything builds with no errors but when I try to boot a VM from the .ISO i get
"The Deployment Wizard was cancelled or did not complete successfully. The deployment will not proceed."
I have looked at the logs but there is no errors I could see the last line simply states the above message! I have rebuilt three times and still have the error. I've tried this on Hyper-V 2012 and VMware 5. Please help!

James H

By hhaywood000 on   1/30/2013 7:20 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hi James,

Send me an email and we can follow up offline, my alias is my last name, and I'm using gmail

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   2/11/2013 8:09 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Johan, I'm having the same error-problem. The wpeinit.log file has this as the last line when using ESXi 5.1
applying winpe unattend settings failed 0x80071456

I have followed the instructions and everything builds with no errors but when I try to boot a VM from the .ISO i get
"The Deployment Wizard was cancelled or did not complete successfully. The deployment will not proceed."
I have looked at the logs but there is no errors I could see the last line simply states the above message! I have rebuilt three times and still have the error. I've tried this on Hyper-V 2012 and VMware 5. Please help!
James H

Hi James,
Send me an email and we can follow up offline, my alias is my last name, and I'm using gmail
/ Johan

By SteveLancaster on   2/24/2013 6:35 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hi Johan,

I have a question for you.
Lets say, I use Hydration Kit for deploy my test lab but I would like to use SQL Server 2012 with SP1 which is not included in latest Hydration Kit. Can I just use SQL Server 2012 source folder for SQL Server 2012 SP1 installation files? And, if I want to deploy SCVMM and SCOM also using your kit, do I have to know something before I start modifying this?

By the way, thank you for the great sessions at TechDays! Really enjoyed and got tons of helpful information from you.

Aimar

By Aimar on   3/16/2013 1:14 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Sure you can replace SQL with SP1, or install SP1 instead of the CU4 update. Depending on what you do, you need to update the vbscript wrapper with the new file.

As for the entire system center suite you can download readymade hydration kits for that from deploymentbunny.com and infoworks.tv.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   3/17/2013 12:47 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

How or where do you download the ADK files. When I download it is only 1.3mb without an Installers folder like on the guide. I figured it's preventing me from getting a 12gb iso. Currently I get a 9gb iso. This is my only missing piece.

By gholton on   3/28/2013 2:00 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Run the smaller ADK setup file you download, you will be given an option to download only.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   3/28/2013 3:02 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

hi johan,
i followed your guide and notice that during ISO creation and even just updating Updating the Deployment share, there is a message "Unable to mount the WIM, so the update process cannot continue". I'm not sure what went wrong?
Please I really want to learn more about SCCM. Hope you can help/guide me.

By pimpztyler on   3/28/2013 11:44 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

hi johan,
i followed your guide and notice that during ISO creation and even just updating Updating the Deployment share, there is a message "Unable to mount the WIM, so the update process cannot continue". I'm not sure what went wrong?
Please I really want to learn more about SCCM. Hope you can help/guide me.

By pimpztyler on   3/28/2013 11:55 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Make sure ADK is installed on the host, and that you have enough disk space on the drive. The Kit requires 30 - 40 GB of free disk space, Antivirus software is known to break dism.exe operations (mounting). Sometimes cleaning out the content in the %temp% directlory also does the trick.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   3/29/2013 3:35 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hi Johan,
Thank you, but I have another problem I'm not sure if it is okay to post it here,
Currently I'm studying the OSD via SCCM 2012, and I usually watched your video Building SC2012... just to get more ideas and to learn more,
so my problem is this, my new client system reboots after loading WinPE, I already searched the net and they all say the ethernet driver might not be injected on the
boot image, but I already double check my boot image and the driver is already on FileRepository directory.
Also I cannot find the SMSTS log which they say it might help me.

Hope you can advise. Thank you.

By pimpztyler on   4/2/2013 9:54 PM
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The SMSTS.log file is present in the X:\Windows\temp\SMSTSLog folder. You need to press F8 (which needs to be enabled on the boot image) to prevent the machine from rebooting, and to access the log file.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   4/4/2013 6:41 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Great work as usual Johan. After creating a working ISO that I am able to boot from in my VM's, I decided to do some custom steps in the TS's and add a few more etc. This meant recreating the ISO numerous times, so with that said I opted to go down the route of using a network boot method - so effectively setting up my MDT with WDS and PXE booting from a LiteTouch boot wim which I expect to mount the HydrationMDT2012U1$ share and launch the TS list. However, the issue that seems present is that the LiteTouch boot wim kicks off, and then i'm asked numerous wizard questions - it seems as if the CustomSettings.ini used in the hydration ISO is not the same one being used when I start from PXE booting via the network. Any ideas why this may be?

By wizzkidd on   4/5/2013 1:29 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Yes I do :)

There are different files used for media based deployment as for network based deployment. Copy the *.ini files (except bootstrap.ini) from the media to the deployment share and you will be good.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   4/5/2013 4:14 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Thanks Johan, that was the obvious answer. I'm sure I copied it over. I think I panicked because I overwrote the bootstap.ini and so it wasn't mapping to the deployment share and the BDDWizard was enabled. Also, I hadn't realised I needed to Update the DS when changing the bootstrap.ini - what a mess. Got it working now though. PXE booting with the litetouch.wim is perfect for lots of quick changes made to the DS and TS's. Fault finding and troubleshooting is a pain at the best of times, so this speeds things up now.

Thanks,

WizzKidd

By wizzkidd on   4/9/2013 12:16 AM
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I'd like to automate the SCCM server pre-requisites such as adding the Roles and Features (like IIS components) correctly. Do your scripts do this and if so where

Thanks

By iburnell on   4/9/2013 8:09 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

The Task Sequence for CM01 installs the pre-reqs before installing SCCM, you can even see that this happens from the 1st screenshot at the top of this article!?

By wizzkidd on   4/9/2013 1:34 PM
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Indeed - I haven't installed the Hydration kit (yet) in my lab. I was thinking practicalities of a production environment and was looking at a Powershell script to set up the IIS components correctly. Normally I would install SCCM and then install MDT 2012 and configure integration. I guess if you install MDT 2012 first you can use the TS described here to setup all these features ahead of time - such as the prerequisites opening SQL ports etc.

By iburnell on   4/14/2013 10:54 PM
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Just to add to my previous comment - normally I wouldn't be setting up the MDT environment until after configmgr was installed. Therefore the setup MDT database being integrated is linking in to the CM SQL server database. So can the Hydration scripts/TS sit beside/stand-alone from the configmgr/MDT database?

By iburnell on   4/14/2013 11:01 PM
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The Task Sequence automates the pre-requisites, and the hydration kit has no dependency of the database.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   4/15/2013 1:02 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Brilliant time saver as usual, just wanted to share the changes I had to make to build CM in my own test domain.
"http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/larus/archive/2013/04/25/using-the-hydration-kit-for-configmgr-2012-sp1-in-your-own-test-domain.aspx"

By Larus on   4/25/2013 1:47 AM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Great stuff.
I noticed that when i used the Windows Server 2012 ISO from my Technet Pro subscription, that i would get prompted for a Windows Server Product Key during the deployment of the DC01 and the CM01 servers.
When i downloaded a trial version of Windows Server 2012 and used that as the source, the prompt would no longer arise, and the Task Sequence would just continue.
Pherhaps you could add this to the article, if people encounter the same issue..
Regards,

By Rik van Berendonk on   4/29/2013 7:53 AM
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Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

Every time I run this, I am again impressed by all the detailed work you did for the sake of the IT community at large. THANKS!

By chemdawg on   5/8/2013 12:02 PM
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Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

Every time I run this, I am again impressed by all the detailed work you did for the sake of the IT community at large. THANKS!

By chemdawg on   5/8/2013 12:02 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

I cannot find a download for the SQL server 2012 CU 3 (SQLServer2012-KB2723749-x64.exe)
The CM01 build fails
Can you tell me where I might be able to download this executable?

By DanScallon on   5/9/2013 3:55 PM
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SQL server 2012 CU 3 can be downloaded from support.microsoft.com/kb/2723749. Request the SQLServer2012_RTM_CU3_2723749_11_0_2332_x64 file, and once you download it, extract it. Then you get the SQLServer2012-KB2723749-x64.exe file.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   5/12/2013 12:49 AM
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Another reason ADDS seems to fail is when you do not have enough space allocated for your HD. The TS will fail to write on the D:\ drive when configuring ADDS. Johan correct me if i'm wrong but make sure your HD is at least 100GB when building your DC.

Just a heads up.

Jean

By jdoyon on   6/16/2013 6:26 PM
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I believe have performed all the steps in getting this setup. However, after I perform the Update Media Content step, the ISO on my system is only 4.5 GB in size. "The HydrationCM2012SP1.iso should be about 12 GB in size." I did not notice this prior to running the two Task Sequences to install CM01 and DC01, both of which appear to have completed without error. There is no ConfigMgr or SQL installed on the CM01 server. Any idea what I may have missed?

By Jake6731 on   7/20/2013 7:03 PM
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Hi Johan. Please disregard my previous post. For some reason, the files that I "thought" I had copied to the DS\Applications folders were not present. They are there now and my ISO file is 12 GB..

By Jake6731 on   7/20/2013 7:48 PM
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I am having the same issue as James H above

I have followed the instructions and everything builds with no errors but when I try to boot a VM from the .ISO i get
"The Deployment Wizard was cancelled or did not complete successfully. The deployment will not proceed."
I have looked at the logs but there is no errors I could see the last line simply states the above message! I have rebuilt three times and still have the error. I've tried this on Hyper-V 2012 and VMware 5. Please help!

What was the fix for this? thanks

By ekrasner on   8/15/2013 2:53 PM
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James H had forgot to run the second script (2_MergeDeploymentShareWithHydrationKit.ps1) because the various .ini files that controls all settings where missing from the \HydrationCM2012SP1\ISO\Content\Deploy\Control folder.

After you have run the script (or copied the files manually) you need to update the media item again.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   8/16/2013 2:23 PM
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Re: The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (with Windows Server 2012 / SQL Server 2012) is available for download

Hi,

Great work!

However, I would like to boot another vm to connect to MDT-share then show task sequences.
When I update media share, then use the Light….iso, and boot with this ISO, I don’t get the choice of task sequences but the default menu.
Note: the MDT is not part of a domain, does that matter?

Please advise.
J.

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 3:26 AM
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If you want to do a network deployment instead, you have to copy the offlined media cs.ini files to the normal deployment share, and also edit the bootstrap.ini file with deployroot set to \\server\share name.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/2/2013 3:59 AM
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Hi,

Great work!

However, I would like to boot another vm to connect to MDT-share then show task sequences.
When I update media share, then use the Light….iso, and boot with this ISO, I don’t get the choice of task sequences but the default menu.
Note: the MDT is not part of a domain, does that matter?

Please advise.
J.

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 4:09 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply!
So I edit the bootstrap.ini via properties deployment share ... edit bootstrap.ini.

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[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]
DeployRoot=\\SERVER01\DeploymentShare$
---
Ok, found that.

But search for cs.ini files, didn't find any cs.ini files in deployment share ...?

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 5:07 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply!
So I edit the bootstrap.ini via properties deployment share ... edit bootstrap.ini.

---
[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]
DeployRoot=\\SERVER01\DeploymentShare$
---
Ok, found that.

But search for cs.ini files, didn't find any cs.ini files in deployment share ...?

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 5:13 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply!
So I edit the bootstrap.ini via properties deployment share ... edit bootstrap.ini.

---
[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]
DeployRoot=\\SERVER01\DeploymentShare$
---
Ok, found that.

But search for cs.ini files, didn't find any cs.ini files in deployment share ...?

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 5:18 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply!
So I edit the bootstrap.ini via properties deployment share ... edit bootstrap.ini.

---
[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]
DeployRoot=\\SERVER01\DeploymentShare$
---
Ok, found that.

But search for cs.ini files, didn't find any cs.ini files in deployment share ...?

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 5:21 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply!
So I edit the bootstrap.ini via properties deployment share ... edit bootstrap.ini.

---
[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]
DeployRoot=\\SERVER01\DeploymentShare$
---
Ok, found that.

But search for cs.ini files, didn't find any cs.ini files in deployment share ...?

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 5:38 AM
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not cs.ini explicit, all the *.ini files in the C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\ISO\Content\Deploy\Control needs to be copied to C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS\Control (except the bootstra.ini, that rather needs to be updated).

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/2/2013 5:45 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply!
So I edit the bootstrap.ini via properties deployment share ... edit bootstrap.ini.

---
[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]
DeployRoot=\\SERVER01\DeploymentShare$
---
Ok, found that.

But search for cs.ini files, didn't find any cs.ini files in deployment share ...?

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 5:53 AM
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Thanks ... and sorry for multiple posts!
I'll try that. Note: but I can still use the hydrationiso to do offline installs, right?

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 5:59 AM
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Thanks, already a step further!
Now the task sequence is empty (credentials I gave for share are domain admin) ....

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 7:06 AM
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Ok, probably need to use \\myserver\HydrationCM2012SP1$ instead of deploymentshare$ :-)

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 7:06 AM
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After updating the bootstrap.ini file, you need to create a new boot image by updating the main deployment share (not the media item). Also verify the C:\HydrationCM2012SP1\DS actually is shared on the machine. It's not being used when doing offline deployments, but if you want to deploy over the network it has to be shared.

The general idea behind have a large offline ISO is that you can use it to build an infrastructure, without having a deployment server,

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/2/2013 7:20 AM
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... but still not task sequences visible.

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 7:24 AM
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... but still not task sequences visible.

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 7:30 AM
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Nothing to configure on WDS, right? No luck untill now. Checked rights on share too.

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 7:31 AM
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... did a netstat and saw there were no connections. Then I checked the ip address of the machine I was trying to install. It was not in the correct network. Now it is, but still no task sequence .... Netat -an doesn't show connection of my MDT client either (192.168.1.100).

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 7:43 AM
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But now there is a connection, still no task sequences however (1.100 is my client, 201 the MDT-server).

TCP 192.168.1.201:445 192.168.1.100:49156 ESTABLISHED

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 7:54 AM
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Send me an email and we take this offline, you find contact info in the About section.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/2/2013 8:08 AM
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Never mind, booting with x86 iso seems to work (not sure if that was root cause).
Thanks for great input. Any idea how I can make this network install my default install method (or do I need to copy the ini-files all the time)?
Then I got both advantages: imaging via network AND via offline ISO install.
Btw, great work you're doing here, gives us admins a jumpstart in OS installs/SCCM deploy/testing!

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 8:33 AM
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It's the bootstrap.ini that controls where to find the deployment share, and that file lives on the boot image. You can have logic that uses different settings depending on network and such, but it still comes down to what the bootstrap.ini file says.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/2/2013 9:14 AM
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Thanks. All clear to me now. I see the Media HydrationCM2012SP1.iso isn't generated anymore.

What I would like to achieve is:

*make a full offline media with all software in it, probably need to make a new share then?
Or can I just generate the Media again (not sure why the ISO is gone in MDT view -old one generated is still there-)

*be able to boot via boot-image: working already great now

*boot via PXE (only testenvironment), probably need to import iso into WDS and ... that's it?

*have some stops built into the task sequence, so I can snapshot with my vmware workstation and continue later to test adaptations:
f.e. presenting which database you want to connect to and if you want to scratch it or not (reinstall without scratching the database = perfect disaster recovery)


*deploy the same task sequence but with Windows 2008R2 underlying instead, I saw a Hydration for that, best option seems to deploy 2 hydration packs (or will one overwrite the other)?


*make different task sequences from which I can choose:
-Windows 2008R2 with SQL 2012 and SCCM2012
-Windows 2008R2 with SQL 2008 and SCCM 2012
-Windows 2012 with SQL 2012 and SCCM 2012

*change the keyboard in the winpe to belgian dutch, not figured out howto

*opening logfiles with cmtrace would be great to built-in,
note: this task sequence (SCCM ...) opens the correct logfile in each stage
www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7294-the-cm12-bitlocker-frontend-hta/ ... not figured out yet if it works, first correctly automating my SCCM 2012 deploy
via your great hydration kit!


So ... still a lot of work for me :-).
Your input on this would be highly appreciated
J.

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 1:41 PM
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Notes:
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*for reinstall (not scratching domain controller, you need to
-remove all items in ADSI edit system container which are related to SCCM2012
-remove computer object from AD (not sure if really needed)

*automated MDT-install can come in handy:
www.compit.se/?p=298

By janhoedt on   9/2/2013 2:04 PM
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Hi janhoedt,

You can absolutely build you own custom kit, that runs on an existing operating system. The kits the Microsoft provides, their hydration, and also the PDT works that way. You don't need two deployment shares though, you can just create a selection profile and a second media item in the existing deployment share.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/2/2013 11:41 PM
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Thanks! Please do clarify 2 things for me:
-I 'm short in memory in my lab, so I would like to add the CM01 only to my own lab, therefore I need to change ip, domain name etc (would also like to call it SCCM2012) Where can I do that?
-I find it somehow confusing to have 3 folders under c:\hydrationsshare: DS, ISO and sources then I need to copy the control folder to the DS if I want to deploy via network ... what's the logic, why not having 1 folder with all content, that would work too?

By janhoedt on   9/3/2013 12:56 PM
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I have added the following to the article.

Additional Configuration Notes:

If you need to change server names, IP addresses, domain names, installation paths etc. in the environment, the main configuration is stored in the four .ini files in the ISO\Content\Deploy\Control folder. You also need to update the following files in the DS\Applications folder

Install - ConfigMgr 2012\ConfigMgr2012Unattend.ini
Install - SQL Server 2012\ConfigurationFileCM2012.ini

As far as multiple folders goes, that's simply how MDT works with offline media, you need two folders for that feature. Then I needed to have the download somewhere, hence, three folders.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/4/2013 3:59 AM
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Thanks!
One more thing: I d like to integrate this kit into the Hydration V3. Can that be done?
Note: Hydration V3: can I use my own ISO s or do I need to download the trial versions of each iso to make ot work?

By janhoedt on   9/4/2013 11:51 PM
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Do not integrate this with HydV3. HydV3 is already using a post-deployment task sequence , and is for Hyper-V only.

This kit is for both vmware and hyper-v, and is based on full installation task sequences only. Mikael's kit, which is very elegant, simply spin up a new VM from a ref-image, and then launch the post-os-task sequence, that does the rest.

You can certainly copy task sequence actions from this hydartion task sequence, to the task sequence that Mikael is using. But don't try to integrate in other means because it will not work.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/5/2013 12:34 AM
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So I found some time to dive again int MDT and Hydration share.

I changed the creation of share to D:\ since I had not a lot of space on C:. I saw the copying process and wondered: isn’t there a way to prevent this whole copying? I only need the sources once. I store my orginal sources somewhere else …. So why not populating all sources in a location then generate the share ...?

By janhoedt on   9/12/2013 6:57 AM
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The source files need to be in the deployment share, that's simply how MDT works.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/12/2013 10:13 AM
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Thanks for your update!

2 final questions:
*I'd like to put some "stops" in the task sequence. Then I can take snapshots (VMWare) of them and troubleshoot the next step instead of having to start over. Do you know howto?
*Can I add your other task sequences to this task sequence, f.e. Windows 2008 (copy paste folders in between current then update share)?


=> I have some more MDT-questions but on Technet there is no specific MDT-forum. Any idea where I can post them?
F.e. can I copy and change a task sequence (tried it but when I change it, it changes also the original one)

J.

By janhoedt on   9/13/2013 1:34 AM
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You can add suspend actions to the task sequence (LTISuspend.wsf), and as far as copy paste goes, yes, you can copy between deployment shares.

/ Johan

By Arwidmark on   9/13/2013 2:03 AM
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janhoedt,

I had a similar issue as you, I simply want the Apps and OS's to be stored in another location.
To solve this, I created folder junctions, working fine for me.

By Kristian on   1/21/2014 1:24 AM