No Lab, No Problem! Building the Essential Lab Environment Using Microsoft Technologies
Play No Lab, No Problem! Building the Essential Lab Environment Using Microsoft Technologies
The days of requiring extensive hardware and resources to build out a decent test environment are fading fast as new technology and more powerful hardware come out. Yet, often times companies disregard the importance of a lab and take major risks by doing things directly in their production environment. It is always best to have a lab to 'play' around in, test that script that is needed to be used in production or simply test and document an upgrade processes. This can easily be done by using equipment and software that is already available and can prevent costly mistakes to a production environment. Using tools like the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Hyper-V, PowerShell and a little bit of automation, you can quickly be on your way to setting up the Essential Lab Environment. Once the framework is in place, building out new environments is a snap. Need to refresh a few test client systems or build new ones? No problem! With a reusable solution in place, you should never be without a lab environment again.