Provide runbooks in gallery for common lab setups, e.g. Exchange Server
It's common to use Azure to fire up some VMs to create a dev/test lab. Gallery samples could be provided for common setups, e.g. I want an Exchange Server created & configured so I can test software that connects to Exchange with windows authentication. Presumably there's a few common scenarios that people create in Azure and it'd be great to have a starting point in the Gallery showing how to do this with Automation.
Thanks for posting this! We are investigating providing additional Automation samples. It really helps us to understand what some of the most common scenarios are when we build out samples.
Is creating and configuring an Exchange server for a dev/test environment the most important? Please post additional suggestions or add onto this if you feel there are any other samples that we should prioritize.
Another would be a 'standard' AD Domain setup. i.e. not Azure-related but to set up one or more Domain Controllers and one or more workstations or servers that are joined to the domain. As a software developer that's often using a PC that's just on a WORKGROUP I'd like to be able to create a standard domain environment to test software in a windows authentication environment.
I realise AD / DC setup is a complex beast with many options, but having a starting point with a few common configuration options to represent a 'normal' if vastly simplified corporate environment would be great.