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Changelog

Unreleased

5.16.0 - 2019-09-29

Enhancements

  • Changed user interaction when asking user for telemetry permission
  • Disabling .net optimization scheduled tasks on all 2012R2+ machines
  • Updated Sql2017ManagementStudio link to version 18.2

Bug fixes

  • Azure module test method updated to actually locate the Az module (Fixed #671)

5.15.0 - 2019-09-20

Enhancements

  • Added support for Exchange 2019 including sample scripts (Thanks to @damorris)
  • Added support for Office 2019 including sample scripts (Thanks to @damorris)
  • Included SSRS 2017 in SQL Setup
  • Updated a couple of download links
  • Calling 'Test-LabPathIsOnLabAzureLabSourcesStorage' only if the currently, improves performance
  • Improved the deployment of the ProGet custom role
  • Removing parameter 'ProductKey' as it is not used and not working
  • Performance improvements

Bug fixes

  • Fixed #646 Restore-LabVMSnapshot throws errors
  • Fixed #709 Bootloader did not load an operating system

5.13.0 - 2019-06-27

Bug fixes

  • Copy-LabFileItem in Install-LabSoftwarePackage introduced new issue

5.13.0 - 2019-06-27

Bug fixes

  • Software installation in Azure failing
  • Installer needs to install PSFramework
  • Set module version of AutomatedLab.Common in manifest to ensure recent version when downloaded through PSGallery
  • Removed dependency of PSFileTransfer to PSFramework, as cmdlets were used in remote sessions

5.11.0 - 2019-06-26

Bug fixes

  • DNS forwarder on Azure DC will not be reset any longer (thanks @dmi3mis)
  • Certificate issues fixed
  • Azure module version increase
  • Set-LabInstallationCredential now checks Azure password rules
  • Old exchange installation fixed
  • Software installation on lab clients with PS < 5 fails
  • Fixing error messages during lab deployment when CustomRoles folder is missing (but unused)

Enhancements

  • Deployment test added to TFS deployment
  • Help updated to use ReadTheDocs.io
  • .NET Core compatibility enabled
  • Adopted PSFramework in favor of datum (Thanks @friedrichweinmann for PSFramwork!)
  • Aliases replaced
  • AutomatedLabNotifications is able to use Microsoft.Speech (Voice output)

5.10.0 - 2019-05-15

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue with Azure resource groups occasionally not getting removed
  • Azure port mapping for TFS, DSC Pull, ... improved
  • Bug with DSC SQL Database Creation for Pull Server fixed
  • Get-LabInternetFile on Azure fixed
  • Offline Hyper-V environments now don't complain about Azure-related things any more

Enhancements

  • Hyper-V role added for lab machines
  • Copy-LabFileItem now also copies hidden files
  • Using Az 2.0 now
  • Windows Admin Center implemented on Azure as well

5.9.0 - 2019-03-25

Enhancements

  • Implemented new cmdlet Get-LabVmSnapshot (fixes #611)
  • Added Enable and Disable-LabAutoLogon
  • AGPM Sample Script updated to ensure compatibility with Azure
  • Added cmdlet Test-LabHostConnected to test internet connectivity before trying things on Azure
  • Server 2019 added to list of Azure images
  • New-LabReleasePipeline now publishes all branches to lab TFS
  • Improved handling for Checkpoint-/Restore-LabVm

Bug fixes

  • Performance issues lessened
  • Sample scripts corrected (Thank you @waiholiu !)
  • Random Lab XML corruptions fixed

5.7.0 - 2019-02-16

Enhancements

  • New module "AutomatedLab.Recipe" to make AL available to less technically-inclined audience
  • New function Get-LabCache
  • Support for custom DNS label on Azure

5.6.0 - 2019-02-08

Bug fixes

  • MSI installer produced three-digit modules in four digit directories

Enhancements

  • AppVeyor build process updated to make versioning prettier
  • TFS build worker setup updated to use SChannel

5.5.* - 2019-01-30

Enhancements

  • Update to Az module 1.0
  • Machines can now be skipped during deployment
  • Teamed switch interfaces are now supported (Thanks @GlennJC !)
  • Settings moved from module manifest to global and user-defined PSD1 files See here
    • New cmdlet: Get-LabConfigurationItem to retrieve a setting
  • Snapshots of Azure VMs implemented
  • New product keys added, product keys can now be defined in XML files
  • VLANs are now (Thanks @GlennJC !)
  • Exchange 2016 updated to CU11 (Thanks @dmi3mis !)
  • Exchange 2013 updated to support CU21, several other additions (Thanks @GlennJC !)
  • MDT custom role updated to support ADK 1809 (Thanks @GlennJC !)
  • Get-LabInternetFile now allows specifying a file name
  • Timeout for Wait-LWLabJob increased (Thanks @dmi3mis !)
  • Copy-LabFileItem now supports -PassThru
  • Auto-sync of lab sources to Azure implemented, users will get asked once to use this feature

Bug fixes

  • Azure: Multiple NICs and multiple disks now work again
  • Install user now part of SQL admin groups
  • Fixed issue with Exchange parameters
  • Send-ALNotification does not throw any more when sending a Toast
  • Broken ODT link fixed (Thanks @dmi3mis !)
  • Validators MandatoryRoleProperties' and 'UnknownRoleProperties' fixed

5.1.0 - 2018-11-26

Enhancements

  • Additional parameters for Add-LabDiskDefinition: AllocationUnitSize, DriveLetter, Label
  • Additional role parameters for AD: DatabasePath, LogPath, SysvolPath, DsmPassword
  • SQL setup: Accounts in SQL setup ini are now auto-created as well
  • BitLocker write protection check where new volumes would be read-only due to a possible policy/registry setting (Thanks @sk82jack !)
  • General code cleanup (Thanks @KevinMarquette !)
  • Configurable MAC address space

Bug fixes

  • Issue with whitespace in CACommonName fixed
  • Issue with improper retrieval of variables during CA deployment fixed
  • Issue with Windows 1809 and -DiskImage cmdlets producing unwanted output fixed
  • Fixed SQL Setup (2016+) by preinstalling C++ redist

5.0.4 - 2018-09-28

Enhancements

  • Get-DiskSpace includes UNC paths
  • Windows 10 Enterprise support for remote sessions
  • Workflows replaced with functions
  • Runspace cmdlets added to AutomatedLab.Common
  • Azure subscription handling updated

Fixes

  • PowerCLI fixes
  • Error handling in Get-LabIssuingCa
  • Issues with Azure domain joins fixed
  • Issues with Azure subscription usage fixed
  • Issues with stopping Linux VMs fixed

5.0.4 - 2018-08-03

Enhancements

  • Better Azure cache handling
  • Update to AzureRM module 6.1
  • Added support or Windows Server 2019
  • Added support again for SQL Server 2008
  • Added support for Windows 10 Pro on Azure

Fixes

  • Fixing a serious issue in Get-LWAzureVMConnectionInfo
  • Fixed issues installing SQL Server on VMs with PowerShell 4.0
  • Minor fixes

5.0.3 - 2018-05-24

Enhancements

  • New cmdlet Uninstall-WindowsFeature
  • Telemetry is more tranparent writing evnts into the application event log
  • AL as a Service is now available via REST API
  • AL takes care of security settings of the host computer, added Test-LabHostRemoting
  • AL looks for AllowEncryptionOracle CredSsp security setting
  • AL support rolling back security changes made to the host (Undo-LabHostRemoting)

Fixes

  • Azure works again now with AzureRM module 6.1 and higher
    • Caching of operating systems was not working
  • Fixed port issues with TFS on Azure
  • AL now also runs on non eu-us hosts (still there is some trouble with Russian hosts)
  • SCCM custom role now really works

5.0.1 - 2018-04-13

Enhancements

  • New SCCM custom role incl. sample script
  • Added SHiPS provider
  • Moved Exchange 2013 and 2016 role into custom roles and fixed some issues
  • Enhanced auto-completers (works after a lab is imported)
  • Support for TFS 2018

Fixes

  • Some evaluation SKUs were missing product keys
  • TFS port in Azure
  • Fixed bugs in Hyper-V snapshot functions
  • AL will no longer try to deploy disks in parallel but waits until a job is finished
  • Custom Roles now work on Azure
  • Progress indicators work again

5.0 - 2018-04-04

Enhancements

  • TFS deployment now possible including release pipeline
  • AL.Common received a new suite of cmdlets regarding TFS/VSTS management
  • Linux support as domain-joined lab machines (no roles yet) capable of remoting
  • Custom roles have been heavily extended
  • Sample custom roles have been added
  • Labs can now contain Azure Services apart from IaaS workloads
  • ProGet implemented as Custom Role
  • Lab telemetry added
  • Voice notifications added
  • Added possibility to add more external ports to Azure labs

Fixes

  • Small fixes here and there
  • Issues with Windows image names fixed
  • Documentation moved to markdown
  • Lab XML folder moved out of "My Documents" to avoid triggering Defender
  • Missing Toast messages fixed
  • Display messages, timer fixed

v4.7.2.2 - 2018-01-18

Fixes

  • AL now creates all SQL service accounts
  • New image names for server 1709 taken into account
  • Random spelling and formatting
  • Sync-Parameter fixed so that it works with PSv2 as well
  • Using Access Database Engine 2016 on a DSC Pull Server to support MDB database on Windows Server 2016
  • Routing role now works on domain controllers
  • Fixing some issues deploying large VM sized in Azure

Enhancements

  • Added support for Azure PaaS starting with Web Apps and App Service Plans with 12 new cmdlets and 5 new classes
  • Build and release process automated
  • New sample scripts
  • New cmdlet Update-LabBaseImage
  • New module AutomatedLab.Common added as submodule
  • SQL 2017 added
  • SSMS installation streamlined
  • SQL Server now customizable on Azure as well
  • FQDN in host file
  • Extended CopiedObject.Create() to handle XmlElements, generic Lists, generic dictionaries and Nullable types
  • Extended the CopiedObject.Merge method to reflect the changes made to CopiedObject.Create()
  • Adding FluentFTP.dll to the tools folder
  • Install-LabWindowsFeature: Added parameter IncludeManagementTools
  • TFS added

v4.5.0.0 - 2017-11-18

Fixes

  • Sync-Parameter now syncs CmdletInfo objects as well
  • Automatic Checkpoints (Win10 1709) disabled
  • Mount-LabIsoImage on Hyper-V (Win10 1709) fixed
  • Send-ModuleToPSSession now matches three and four digit versions
  • Discoverabilty of Send-ALNotification improved (which fixed issues during module import)

Enhancements

  • Failover Clustering added
    • FailoverNode: Node of a failover cluster. Role properties: ClusterName and ClusterIp
    • FailoverStorage: iSCSI target server providing iSCSI targets for each cluster. If storage is deployed, the cluster will try to automatically use a disk witness
    • Install-LabFailoverCluster: Creates the failover cluster from all machines that are FailoverNode or FailoverStorage
    • Multidomain or Workgroup clusters with OS < Server 2016: Prior to 2016 it was not possible to deploy multidomain or workgroup clusters.
    • OS < 2008 R2: Cluster cmdlets work with 2008 R2 and above
    • Duplicate cluster IPs
    • Fewer than 2 nodes per cluster
    • Sample script that deploys three clusters with varying configurations
  • SQL Sample Database Installation revised
    • Sample DBs will now be downloaded
    • Customization of download links in AutomatedLab.psd1
  • SQL Setup now auto-creates domain/local accounts
    • If username and password for the SQL accounts are specified in the role properties, AL takes care of creating them
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