It's not enough just to create a new virtual machine. Our lab environment requires a pre-configured domain, and so in part 2 we find and utilize and extension that automatically configures one of our virtual machines as the first domain controller in the lab "contoso.com" domain.
he series landing page on "Full of I.T.": https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlog
"The Links" document: https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabLinks
Kevin's GitHub lab base repository https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBase