Blue Businessman Standing by a Large Exclamation Point Clipart Illustration How difficult is it to create a single server (ATDT) Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Ultimate 2010  image, once you have access to a Rangers Virtualization factory? Well, judge by yourself by looking at the step-by-step guide which I extracted from the rangers Guidance.

Installing a virtual machine using the factory

The following is a sequence of simple steps you need to follow when installing a virtual machine using the VSTS Rangers factory. This example is based on Hyper-V, however, it can be used to install other virtualised environments and physical devices as well.

Step

Instruction

Notes

EFFORT

1

Create new VM

We recommend that you refer to the document “Virtualization of Visual Studio 2010 – VSTS Rangers Base Image Guide”, topic “Create new Hyper-V Virtual Machine” for a step by step guide of creating a basic virtual machine.

Use “Image file (.iso)” option and ...
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... point at the appropriate VSTS Rangers factory ISO file, i.e. VSTSR-MDT-CA_LiteTouchPE_x86.iso
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A few clicks

2

Boot VM

Boot the VM from the Lite Touch Install ISO file.
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3

Select Installation Option

Select the appropriate task sequence:
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Two clicks

4

Specify machine name

Specify the machine name, i.e. TFS2010B232WT, for a BETA-2 based, 32-bit, WSS based image using Trial software.
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Type one name
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One click

5

Confirm trial install

Applicable to TRIAL operating system installations only.

Confirm that you do not wish to specify a license key at this point.
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If Trial then One Click
else
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6

Watch the automation

Watch the installation of the pre-requisites, TFS and Visual Studio … or go for lunch J
… etc.
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7

Configure TFS

When you see the task suspension dialog, configure TFS manually using the Team Foundation Server Administration Console.
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For WSS based installations use the Standard Single Server configuration option.

For MOSS based installations use the Advanced configuration option.
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Few clicks

8

Continue factory

Click the “Resume Task Sequence” shortcut to continue and complete the optimization steps.

One Click

9

Done

The installation will display a completion dialog, with the message “The computer is now ready to use” to confirm that the installation is complete.

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Now that is minimal effort!