The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM is available for download

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

Here is a download for deploying a complete ConfigMgr 2012 RTM infrastructure in either Hyper-V or VMware: One Domain Controller and one ConfigMgr 2012 RTM member server – Including pre-requisites like .Net Framework, SQL 2008 R2 SP1 CU6 (or higher) and IIS – all fully automated.

Once configured, the total build time for the full ConfigMgr 2012 RTM lab environment is about 1.5 hours (on my laptop).

Download the Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM (315 kb).

Update 2012-05-11: The Hydration Kit has been updated to support the new SQL Server 2008 requirements for ConfigMgr 2012 that were published April 16, 2012

Update 2012-09-20: The Hydration Kit has been updated to support MDT 2012 Update …

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MDT 2012 Beta 2 – Configuring User Driven Installation (UDI) with ConfigMgr

User Driven Installation (UDI) is a solution, based on ConfigMgr 2007/2012, to allow technicians and/or end-users select various deployment settings during an installation: Settings like language settings, Bitlocker settings or what applications to deploy. Shorthand story, it’s a deployment Frontend. But it’s not only that – UDI also comes with a designer that allows you as an administrator to design the frontend.

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