PowerShell Deployment Toolkit

The PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) is a set of scripts and knowledge for automated deployment of System Center 2012 SP1/R2, including SQL all prerequisites, and all automatable post-setup integration.  See Building Clouds blog Deployment track for details.This is the lates

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  • Has this Toolkit been abandoned?
    2 Posts | Last post April 24, 2017
    • Hi Guys, 
      Unfortunately like some others who have commented before me, the toolkit no longer seems to work.
      Since the last update was 12/5 2014, is it safe to assume that any wthis toolkit has been abandoned?
    • I'd like to broaden the question: is there a valid successor, which will work with "2016" components?
  • Deploy System Center 2016
    1 Posts | Last post October 25, 2016
    • do you have plan to make it?
  • Changes to URLs?
    3 Posts | Last post October 15, 2016
    • as of yesterday the PDT downloader is giving errors for the integration packs.  I haven't been able to find new urls yet and this is causing the entire PDT to fail
    • I am also getting incorrect file versions for all the setup.exe for System Center
    • I still can't seem to fix the above, but I can get around it.  The problem now is that the DC is hung trying to access the registries....
  • OM01: Failed to install System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management
    1 Posts | Last post September 29, 2016
    • Hello everybody
      I have a problem in the PDT with the installation of the "System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager".
      All servers are installed correctly and are green in PowerShell.
      Besides the server OM01.
      This ends the installation with the following red error message in PowerShell: "Failed to install System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management".
      The log file on OM01 is empty. In the log file on the DC01 same error message stated: "OM01: Failed to install System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management". I find no clue where the problem is hidden.
      Is anyone able to help me?
  • Installer.ps1
    1 Posts | Last post September 14, 2016
    • I am having a heck of a time with the remote portion.  DB01 would not allow access to the Current User or the Installer account from DC01.  Now I restarted all the VMs and am trying to validate and none of the VMs will allow the installer to connect.  Not sure what changed.  
  • Waiting for Active Directory.
    5 Posts | Last post September 12, 2016
    • Hi,
      I've used VMCreator.ps1 as well as the PDT-GUI. Everything goes well until VM-28 - DB04. Everything looks like it goes well but then it says "Waiting for Active Directory" and then just hangs. 
      Any ideas on what's the issue?
    • I got the issue resolved. But now my DC01 hangs on "verifying access to db01 remote registry".. Anyone knows why?
    • Any resolution Mike? I am facing the same issue and wondering if you managed to resolve it.
    • I have the same problem when running the System Center PDT Script (VMCreator.ps1).
      All VMs are created, but the script with the message "Waiting for Active Directory" stops.
      In the VM "DC1" only the Active Dyrectory role installed, but not configured. Can anyone tell me where to start here to search? Why DC1 do not completely configured?
    • I have found the solution...
      The PDT scripts will create a domain for you with the given information. If you are using the VMCreator version 2.65.5 of the VMCreator.ps1 there is actually a bug in it, where your first domain controller will be able to promote it self. 
      There is a typo in the VMCreator.ps1 where the NTDS database is created on C:\:\NTDS instead of C:\NTDS. To correct this, you have to correct the typo directly in the VMCreator.ps1
      Basically, the error adds an extra colomn in the NTDS parameter. We simply need to remove that extra colum by doing a search and replace of the following entry in VMCreator.ps1:
      “:\Windows\NTDS” to “Windows\NTDS”
      “:\Windows\SYSVOL” to “Windows\SYSVOL”
      Now Works the DC1 deployment.
    1 Posts | Last post June 28, 2016
    • Hi Guys,
      can you please share the URL for service provider operation readiness kit (SPORK)
  • Why are my manually downloaded installation files not recognized?
    1 Posts | Last post December 28, 2015
    • Hi Rob & Team,
      Thank you for this great tool / environment. Unfortunately I’m struggling to set up full PDT test environment. I’m having the following issue:
      Issue (manually downloaded installation files are not recognized):
      I’ve downloaded and extracted the SCCM2012R2 files (trial) from TechNet. Afterwards I’ve copied them to the destination folders within the repository folder structure (in my case D:\Repository\SystemCenter2012R2\xxx). Unfortunately theses installation sources are not recognized by the Downloader.ps1. The Downloader.ps1 keeps stating that the SCCM2012R2 needs to be downloaded manually.
      Start time: 28.12.2015 14:00:09
       Verifying extraction software... Passed
       Verifying WebPI... Passed
       Identifying download requirements...
       Collecting server role information...Done
        Collecting SQL version information................Done
        Collecting role information.............................Done
        Collecting installables information.....................................................................................................
        Calculating download sizes...
         System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager must be downloaded manually
         System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager must be downloaded manually
         System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager must be downloaded manually
       Processing downloads...
       Unblocking files... Complete
       End time: 28.12.2015 14:03:00
       Script execution time:
      PS D:\PDT>
      I’ve checked the workflow.xml for the paths that were expected by the Download.ps1 but all except one seemed to be correct. I’ve tried to correct that one (Configuration Manager) in the workflow.xml but to no effect. I am aware of the fact that editing of the workflow.xml is not recommended.
      Am I doing something wrong? Help would be very appreciated.
  • Downloader.ps1 error - Start-Process : This command cannot be run due to the error: The specified executable is not a valid application for this OS platform.
    2 Posts | Last post December 22, 2015
    • After downloading, after the message "Processing downloads" I do the the following error:
      Start-Process : This command cannot be run due to the error: The specified executable is not a valid application for this OS platform..
      At D:\PDT-\Downloader.ps1:921 char:10
      +                                     Start-Process -FilePath $DownloadCommand -ArgumentList $DownloadArgumen ...
      +    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Start-Process], InvalidOperationException
          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidOperationException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartProcessCommand
      Does anyone know how to solve this error? (Tried the script on 2012r2 and Win10)
      Many thanks,
    • Hi thomas_ca,
      were you able to move past this error? If so, can you tell me how you resolved it? I am getting the same error. I am trying the downloader.ps1 on Windows 2012 R2 DataCenter version.
  • media validation error
    3 Posts | Last post December 22, 2015
    • Hi,
      I have downloaded the current version of PDT and have followed all the required steps to download the additional components through the Downloader.ps1 script.
      It seems I am having some issues with validating the VMCreator.ps1 script and I am getting the following errors in the validating media section:
      Validating media…
      ASP.NET MVC 4… Passed
      ASP.NET Web Pages 2… Passed
      SQL Server 2012… Passed
      SQL Server 2012 Command Line Utilities… Passed
      SQL Server 2012 Native Client… Passed
      SQL Server 2012 SP2… Passed
      SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU1… Passed
      System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator… Failed
      C:\Installer\SystemCenter2012R2\Orchestrator\SetupOrchestrator.exe incorrect version
      System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager… Failed
      C:\Installer\SystemCenter2012R2\VirtualMachineManager\setup.exe incorrect version
      URL Rewrite 2… Passed
      Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable… Passed
      WCF Data Services 5.0… Passed
      Windows Automated Deployment Kit 8.1… Passed
      Windows Azure Pack 2013… Passed
      Windows Server 2012… Failed
      C:\Installer\WindowsServer2012\setup.exe missing
      Windows Server 2012 R2… Failed
      C:\Installer\WindowsServer2012R2\setup.exe missing
      Validation failed
      I have tried to resolve this issue by downloading the current versions from the MS website for these components but the error is the same. Also, in the workflow.xml error the ISO files are not defined for Windows server OS and setup.exe is doesn't seem to be a valid name for the windows OS
      Any inputs or feedback will be appreciated.
      Hriday Biyani
    • Hi Hriday,
      I Think you can find the answer here..
      Saitech (Sweden)
    • hridayb did you figure it out? I tried giving different build numbers in the workflow.xml but i am getting these same errors. Not sure about the release build numbers for SCOM, SCO and SCVMM. Would anyone know?
      Additionally also getting this error - Microsoft.Windows.Server.Library.mp incorrect size.
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