Test Lab Guide: Base Configuration
This Microsoft test lab guide (TLG) provides you with step-by-step instructions to create the Base Configuration test lab, upon which you can build test labs based on other TLGs from Microsoft and published in the TechNet Wiki, perform TLG extensions, or create a test lab of your own design that can include Microsoft or non-Microsoft products. For a test lab based on physical computers, you can image the drives for future test labs. For a test lab based on virtualized computers, you can create snapshots of the base configuration virtual machines. This enables you to easily return to the base configuration test lab, where most of the routine infrastructure and networking services have already been configured, so that you can focus on building a test lab for the product, technology, or solution of interest.
See the following topics to build the base configuration test lab: