For my lab environment I have to reinstall environment on a regular basis, which of course is quite a lot of work. Of course I know the unattended setup options in Exchange, but you also have to setup your VM’s, DCPromo the VM’s and install all kinds of prerequisite software.
Installing Lync is even worse with the Topology Builder, creating the XML and then install the various server roles.
I found these links on the internet which can certainly help you speed up your lab deployment:
- http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/AutomatedLab-026d81f9 – AutomatedLab – Setting up virtual labs on your local machine fully automated
- http://eightwone.com/2013/06/13/exchange-2013-unattended-installation-script-v1-5/ – Exchange 2013 Unattended Installation Script v1.5 (Updated)
- http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/LyncLabOnline-Automated-024ec331 – LyncLabOnline – Automated deployment of Lync Server 2013 & Exchange Server 2013
I haven’t tried the unattended Lync setup, but the other two are awesome!