Hey TLG and automation fans,
Andrew Barnes, AKA Scriptimus Prime, has developed and published a hydration kit for building out the base configuration test labs for both Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 with Windows 8.
Check out the CodePlex page to download the kit and Andrew's blog post that walks you through it.
From Andrew's CodePlex page:
The kit will enable you to create the Base Configuration test lab upon which you can build test labs based on other TLGs from Microsoft, TLG extensions in the TechNet Wiki, or a test lab of your own design that can include Microsoft or third-party products.
This tool is designed to speed up the lab creation process and eliminate the need for image creation for physical computers or snapshots for virtual machines.
Thanks a lot, Andrew!
For more information about TLGs, see Test Lab Guides.
Enjoy (in an automated way)!