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Released: Sep 9, 2014
Updated: Sep 9, 2014 by raandree
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Release Notes

  • 2.2.0
    • Support for Subordinate Certificate Authorities
    • Installing software does no longer use workflows but background jobs, which is much faster
    • Removing a lab does no longer require to import it first if using the Path parameter
    • Adjusted all sample scripts to work with version 2.x
    • New validators to verify virtual switch settings
    • Bug fixing
    • Parallel Domain Controller installation
    • PSSession reuse and cleanup
    • New cmdlet: Stop-LabVM
    • New cmdlet: Enter-LabPSSession
    • PostInstallationActivities can be put in background (AsJob)
    • Many performance improvements
  • 2.1.0
    • Support for external virtual switches
    • CaRoot is a new role for installing Root Certificate Authorities
    • Root domain controllers are installed in parallel now
  • 2.0.0
    • Now supports also Windows Server 2008 R2 and 7
    • No longer the limit of just having one client and one server operating system
    • Rewrite of the code that handles VHDs
    • Lots of bug fixing
    • Changed that parameter definition of some cmdlets in AutomatedLabDefinition and also adapted the sample scripts
    • Now the Forest and Domain Functional Level can be defined per forest / domain
  • 1.5.5
    • You can now specify the user locale for a new machine
    • You can now specify the time zone for a new machine
    • One new sample scripts to set up a single Windows 2012 R2 server
    • Added public KMS keys to all sample scripts
    • Fixed issues and done minor changes (see source code history for details)
    • Performance optimization: Altered sleep timers and disabled Windows Defender
  • 1.5.1
    • Bug Fixing: Using different credentials in inside a lab scenario didn’t work and does now.
    • Added a multi-forest scenario that connects three forests to the sample scripts
  • 1.5.0
    • Changed the way how name resolution is done. AutomatedLab now updates the hosts file
    • Introduced Remove-Lab to clean the host if a lab is no longer needed
    • Support for domain trees additionally to child domains
  • 1.4.1
    • Fixing bugs in the Exchange Install routine
    • Support for multi forest environment including cross-forest DNS setup and trusts
  • 1.4
    • Rebuild the PostInstallationActivity functions. These are the main building block to do custom things on the lab machines.
    • Introduced a feature to install software (Install-LabSoftwarePackage).
    • Introduced a feature to install software in parallel (workflow Install-LabSoftwarePackages).
    • Introduces cmdlets for managing snapshots for all or some machines in a lab.
    • Provided the setup scripts for Exchange 2013 (single server)
    • Provided the setup script for Office 2013 installation
    • This version also installs Visual Studio 2013
  • 1.0: The initial release August 2013

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