Deployment–PDT 2.5 is now available on the TechNet Gallery

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit version 2.5 has now been posted to the TechNet Gallery here.  Version 2.5 adds a number of enhancements:

  • Deployment of System Center 2012 R2 Preview.
  • Creation of Active Directory during VM creation for end to end isolated environment creation.
  • Static ports for SQL Server named instances to remove requirement for default instances for several components.
  • Validation of components that require full server installations and won’t run on server core.
  • Ability for VMCreator to use either 7-Zip or WinRAR instead of just WinRAR.
  • Ability to specify network adapter identifier during VM creation to allow Windows Server 2008 R2 and non-English OS installation.
  • Ability to specify timezone during VM creation.

Several of the above will the topics of further blog posts in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!


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