New release of Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit available now


One of my favourite Windows 10 downloads has been refreshed again.  I’ve been advised that there is ongoing work to further update some of the included components, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that another update will be available soon.  These labs expire on November 23, 2016, and new ones should be available prior to that date, I’d love to speculate as to what will be included next time round, but it would just be that, speculation… https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt604890.aspx is where you can go for more info and the download links

The Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit provides you with a hands-on lab environment for evaluating the latest Microsoft products and tools available for managing your Windows 10 deployment. The kit includes:

Lab environment

The lab includes the latest evaluation versions of:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1511
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager 1511
  • Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.1
  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.5 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • SQL Server 2014

Step-by-step lab guides

Illustrated lab guides take you through multiple deployment and management scenarios:

  • In-Place Upgrade
  • Image Creation
  • Lite-Touch Deployment
  • Zero-Touch Deployment
  • Managing Windows 10 with Configuration Manager
  • Code Integrity
  • Windows 10 Provisioning
  • Application Compatibility
  • Application Virtualization
  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring
  • Credential Guard

Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit system requirements

The lab supports the 64-bit editions of Windows 10 RTM and Windows Server 2012 R2. It must be imported to set up a lab once Hyper-V is installed.

The Hyper-V Host on which the Windows 10 PoC Lab needs to be imported must meet the following minimum specifications:

  • Hyper-V role installed
  • Administrative rights on the device
  • 300 gigabytes of free disk space
  • High-throughput disk subsystem
  • 32 gigabytes of available memory
  • High-end processor for faster processing
  • An External virtual switch in Hyper-V connecting to the external adapter of the host machine for internet connectivity named External 2
  • A Private virtual switch in Hyper-V for private connectivity between the virtual machines named HYD-Corpnet

The required hardware will vary based on the scale of the provisioned lab and the physical resources assigned to each virtual machine.

Lab expires November 23, 2016. A new version will be published prior to expiration.

Things to Know

This lab kit contains evaluation software that is designed for IT professionals interested in evaluating Windows 10 deployment and management products and tools on behalf of their organization. We do not recommend that you install this evaluation if you are not an IT professional or are not professionally managing corporate networks or devices. Additionally, the lab environment is intended for evaluation purposes only. It is a standalone virtual environment and should not be used or connected to your production environment.


Comments (5)
  1. Feroze says:

    New release with v1511? Typo? What happened to 1607 for Win10 / ADK10 and 1606 for ConfigMgr?

    1. Hi Feroze

      That’s what I’m alluding to in the first paragraph, fingers crossed we hear something soon. This one seems to be primarily focused on refreshing the VM expiration dates. As soon I hear anything else I’ll let you know.

    2. Hi Feroze – in case you haven’t seen it, https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ausoemteam/2016/10/14/refreshed-windows-10-deployment-and-management-lab-kit-now-available/ – hopefully the next refresh includes Configuration Manager 1606, and Windows Server 2016 as the base server platform for the VMs, even though it’s a little outside the goals of the labs.

  2. Kazzan says:

    And because I see no link to original source of kit: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt604890.aspx

    1. Good catch Kazzan, I’ve updated the post. Next year when I’m back in Czech Rep I will buy you a beer.

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