RES Automation Manager Windows Roles and Features building block

RES Automation Manager Windows Roles and Features Building Block

For a customer I am  working on where we are automating the complete infrastructure we obviously started with the Operating System deployment and all of the Roles and Features Windows has to offer. Because I don’t want to spend any time reinventing the wheel I googeled for a RES Automation Manager Windows roles and features Building Block so I can simply import it and start with that. What amazes me is that I wasn’t able to find anything at all on installing the Windows Roled and Features from within RES Automation Manager.

So what’s the logical solution……. I have to create it myself and the reason you are reading this is that you are looking for it to just like me, Just for you i decided to share it! Just click on the link, extract it and import it modules_windows 2008 r2.

No fancy stuff in the tasks just have a good look at the module parameters because that’s where the actual role or feature is being defined.

Please leave a comment if you run into any problems with this RES Automation Manager Windows Roles and Features Building Block. I’ll be happy to help out a bit until RES Software releases some native functionality to help us out.


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About Barry Schiffer

Barry is an IT Architect with 15 years of IT experience. He has gained both a broad and deep knowledge in the sphere of IT. Throughout the years, Barry has developed into a specialist in the field of Microsoft Windows, Server Based Computing, desktop and server virtualisation.Barry is co-founder and member of the Board of the Dutch Citrix User Group.Barry is awarded with the Citrix Technology Professional award in 2015 and received the RES Software Valued Professional award in 2012.

One Response to RES Automation Manager Windows Roles and Features building block

  1. Martijn Kools says:

    Thanks for sharing Barry I was looking for something similar however, I ended up letting MS Deployment Toolkit do the Roles & Features installation as I ran into issues with RES AM when the server had to restart to finish the installation.

    MDT already has everything you need built-in as well all you have to do is enable check boxes of the features and roles you want. That doesn’t work if you’re deploying VM templates though but I’m not a really big fan of that anyhow and rather have the entire process automated.

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