Hydration Kit for All of System Center 2012 R2 Released

Hydration Kit for All of System Center 2012 R2 Released

Usually focused entirely on creating VM installs for Configuration Manager, Johan Arwidmark, OS deployment extraordinaire and IT/Dev Connections speaker, has released a new Hydration Kit that provides a complete installation for the entire System Center 2012 R2 suite of products.

I knew he was working on something big over the weekend when I saw this tweet from him:

Here's what's included in this release:

  • DC01 – Windows Server 2012 R2, DC, DHCP and DNS
  • CM01 - Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012 SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • DPM01 - Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012 SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
  • MDT01 - Windows Server 2012 R2, WDS, SQL Server 2012 SP1 Express
  • MDT02 - Windows Server 2012 R2, File Server
  • OM01 - Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012 SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • OR01 - Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012 SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
  • PC0001 - Windows 7 SP1 x64, domain Client
  • PC0002 - Windows 8.1 x64, domain Client
  • PC0003 - Windows 7 SP1 x64, domain Client
  • PC0004 - Windows 7 SP1 x64, domain Client
  • SM01 - Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012 SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
  • VMM01 - Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012 SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

The new release is available for direct download from his link: Download the Hydration Kit for System Center 2012 R2

However, you'll also want to read through Johan's instructions which include how to install and accumulating the prerequisites. It's a long, verbose post, so you'll probably want to consider printing it out.

Here's the instructions: The Hydration Kit for System Center 2012 R2 is available for download

What is a Hydration Kit?

A Hydration Kit is a download and a process for creating an entire Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure in a Virtual Machine (VM). The VM runs on Hyper-V or VMware and allows admins to build a complete lab environment quickly. And, it's free. Johan delivers ConfigMgr training all over the world and the Hydration Kit allows him to build a training environment whenever a fresh set of training computers is needed. Johan is very community-minded, so he continues to provide his valuable Hydration Kit to the System Center community.

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